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Created On: 11 January 2013 07:29 PM
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 11 January 2013 07:29 PM
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CMD

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Hi Chaps

Can I have some advice on what size Led outdoor floodlight I would need to use to get an equivalent light output of a 300w halogen and a 500w halogen , also what make would be a good one to use.

Thanks

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 11 January 2013 09:05 PM
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I've used plenty of Diamond LED 15W Celsian floodlights - with no complaints or come backs roughly equivalent to 150W in old money. For some reason they only now do a 12W version instead of 15W.

For larger wattages they say their 35W is similar to an old 300W and their 60W is similar to an old 500W.
 11 January 2013 09:05 PM
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We've been using the Loxa ones around the farms.

30w led seems to be about 300w halgoen. We've just stuck an 80w one high up on a barn instead of the usual 400w halide flood and that seems ok too.


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 11 January 2013 11:22 PM
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Owing to silly retailer prices, I use GWS lighting on ebay as my supplier. They have never let me down (20w = £20, 30W = £30, 40W = £40 etc). I do paint the adjusting nuts with galv paint though, and I always fit a separate PIR (both coming out of a black wiska box 85mm x 85mm again only available on ebay).
Make sure you choose warm white if you want an equiv to halogen.
 12 January 2013 10:21 AM
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We've been using some on site -- I'll have to get you the model and name - 70w works on both 230v and 110v!

The only issue I have with LEDs that they seem to be blindingly bright but with no spread.
 13 January 2013 11:42 AM
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Cremeegg

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SKE - I asked many suppliers at a recent lighting show about these similar lights with integral PIR's. At best they would offer a 2 year warranty on the integral PIR with a much longer warranty on the LED.

Why get a lamp that might be warrantied for five or seven years when the generally non-replaceable PIRs will only have a 2 year warranty?

Diamond were the only people I could find that would offer a replaceable PIR.

I always fit a separate PIR - might not look as neat but it gives you greater flexibility on type, style and repair.
 13 January 2013 12:21 PM
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SKElectrical

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Originally posted by: Cremeegg
I always fit a separate PIR - might not look as neat but it gives you greater flexibility on type, style and repair.


Yes that's what I was trying to say. that's exactly how I do it, in fact I go further and wire from a black wiska box even though they are a bit dear. As for PIRs neweys do a really good one for £15, adjustable up / down, left / right. Easy to fit with loads of space for extra connector blocks (for earths that aren't actually required - but that's a different topic!!!!)
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 13 January 2013 01:24 PM
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Fitted a couple of these a couple of months ago - 1 x 8 LED PIR version driving a 8 LED non-PIR one.

I have to say that after being initially sceptical, I was mightily impressed by both build quality and light output/coverage.
So much so that I ordered one for our back garden.

Not cheap but very impressive.

http://www.espuk.com/products....?category=8&group=76#

It made a nice change to handle and install something which felt and looked like high quality.

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 13 January 2013 09:22 PM
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CMD

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Thanks for all your advice
 13 January 2013 09:43 PM
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Some one on the forum recorded the loxa to me I have used them and I can recommend them but I'll add I have only put them up a month ago so there not time served but there a very good light

My only complaint was the flex was a bit crappy

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 14 January 2013 08:34 PM
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Jamie,

I'd agree with the flex on the loxa ones.

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 14 January 2013 09:30 PM
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SKElectrical

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just bought a 30W from screwfix today - £50. only comes in steel finish. will report back when I fit it tmrw.
 15 January 2013 08:34 PM
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Stu

Bootlaces ferrules are essential it's a bit lacking in copper like most chinise cable

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 16 January 2013 11:16 PM
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Originally posted by: SKElectrical

just bought a 30W from screwfix today - £50. only comes in steel finish. will report back when I fit it tmrw.


Yep fine. Does not come pre wired.
Need to make it in black.
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