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Topic Title: Corrosion resistant PIR floodlight recommendation needed!
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Created On: 15 March 2013 02:03 PM
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 15 March 2013 02:03 PM
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monk

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Can anyone recommend a PIR floodlight that wont rust, for a house about 15metres from the sea? The existing ones are<2years old and destroyed (not my work)


I was looking at TLCs Compact LED Energy Saver Spot/Flood Lights c/w PIR, but my branch don't stock them to see how much is plastic...

anything that won't rust and is LED will do. hopefully!

thanks
 15 March 2013 03:25 PM
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Unfortuately if you live by the sea you have to put up with the fact that you may have to replace electrical accessories outside every couple of years especially what most people buy that ten pound pir from B&Q etc,
if you want something that is going to last for twenty years or more then you have to pay the price and invest in marine quality.

The yacht club have recently changed some Lucasmarine 500w floodlights which have been up for twenty years or more for some Hellamarine Seahawk LED floods with an equivalent output of 1000w each, not because there was anything wrong with the halogens they were still in good nick but pressure from the greener lot to go LED

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 15 March 2013 03:53 PM
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Ive got a building with some 30 years old coughtrie ( i think thats it) bulkheads, still going no problem. You get what you pay for!

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 15 March 2013 04:50 PM
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I have tried every make and type of fitting from the cheapo's to BEG both halogen and led / low energy.

All of my work is within a mile or two of the coast or Dartmoor, nothing is corrosion resistant and to be frank, everything available at this moment in time, is cr@p.

I did speak to a company called Pier Light which is Australian, and even though the name suggests "Pier / water etc" yep not desighned for use by the sea, and they would not warrant corrosion issues if installed in a marine environment.

Good luck with search


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 15 March 2013 06:02 PM
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Try ledridge:

http://www.ledridge.co.uk/

They claim to have corrosion-resistant LED lighting products.

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 18 March 2013 05:28 PM
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monk

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Thanks very much for all the input, I'd be stuck without it

I'll give ledridge a try, they have polycarbonate and Aluminium. I hope they'll last !
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