LED streetlight feasible?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Megalodon, 24 Mar 2010.

  1. Megalodon

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    Hey guys, I was browsing this site and noticed that there are 180w LED streetlights available... they are obviously waterproof (good for our tanks) & include a 5 year warranty. Also at 80lumens/ W they are at least equivalent to a 150w halide etc.

    The downsides potentially... apparently 6800K colour temp. However, as with most white LED's this they tend to look closer to 10000k/ 12000k.

    Price....who knows what they cost(could be the earth)... however, if they are even 3 or so times more than an equivalent halide/ t5 system the long-term replacement costs should balance it out - 5 year warranty + 40000hour lifespan.

    http://www.electroniclights.co.za/en/pages_pro_item.asp?ID=783

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    I also noticed another light which may have potential for nano systems = apparently use Cree Led's which are known to be good for marine systems.

    Downside...only 1 watt Cree Leds (20 watt in total)... & white & warm white colour temp - would actually have to see a pic of the light on & a spectral plot etc to know if it would be useful or not...but maybe it is a way forward for ppl looking to beat the electricity price & low availability of PL nano tubes in SA.

    http://www.electroniclights.co.za/en/pages_pro_item.asp?ID=820

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    Well these are just some possibilities for us all to look into...they may or may not be feasible currently, however perhaps if they are feasible from a spec perspective, and enough reefers are interested they could all email the company expressing interest and asking for possible group discounts etc - let the company know there is a potential market out there for them to court. :thumbup:
     
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  3. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    I think PMB installed these on the main street, the brightness was phenomenal, it was like driving in daylight.
     
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  5. Megalodon

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    Seriously sad face :-( - one day when the price drops then :-( Ah well at least we can live in hope
     
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    ummmm VIPER if u get me that street no..i know sum guys who know sum guys who would reclaim and salvage those street lights to us for a small fee and for abt 200 bucks extra they will even fit 150w MH back in there ;)
     
  7. Megalodon

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    :thumbup: Oh yeah! I will 'donate' my old 150w halide fixture for the cause as long as I get a streetlight :lol:
     
  8. Johan van Aardt

    Johan van Aardt I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    Led lighting doesnt seem as expensive anymore as long as you are not going with optics. I got quoted 30 rand for cool whites and 45 rand for royal blue. All in all it has become cheaper but it is still pretty expensive
     
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    LED streetlights have actually been available for quite some time in SA. City of Tshwane was looking (a tender was out) into this I think 2008 already. Probably still on the mayor's desk !
     
  10. Ghaydeen

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    Found this on another site

    T5 LED's

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    Ghaydeen, does it use the same ballast as the normal T5's?
     
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    One company that supply Led street lamps is in Cape Town. Yes, the colour is not quite right. I did spoke about 1.5 ago to the guy and for now I just can not remember what was the issue. I did refer him to JacquesB if I can remember correctly.

    Have to find that old thread...
     
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    T5 LED lights ,

    10W ... that is good, that is on the 1.2m (or what we call 54W t5)
    6000-7000K that is bad, pee water

    But with multiple T5 tubes, running some actinics as well will be able to ballance colour back to OK
     
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    just some useless info really, i saw marko was selling a led spot light in the paper on special for like R249. but not sure if its any good.
     
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    That was the company I worked for.

    They did install some lights in a rural area for testing and since I left they did get the tender, just not sure when they installing. I envy you guys once they installed
     
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    Hi Riaan - yes. You did indeed. We have a very short converse via email, but he "disappeared" shortly afterwards.

    He was going to come back to me after doing research about marine aquarium lighting..... then he never came back to me.
     
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    Checked today on ebay,you get some nice led strips with power supply for really cheap,looking at getting one of these for my nano,with 4 white and 4 blue and shipping for only R160,anybody know how much heat these guys generate
     
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    Electrical supplier here told me the other day about new LED, a 10W, say you cant look into it, it blinds you, say cool how much, well 1200 for one 10W led, ok, you can keep it:p
     
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