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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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rocknroll

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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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peteTLM

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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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dbullard

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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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M.Joshi

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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 !
 21 July 2015 11:04 PM
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sjdevlin

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I know this is an old post - but it still comes up in when you google for a marine/coastal grade floodlight. I have had the same problem and found two in the UK which are worth checking out.

Google "Inui Marine grade"
or "Tamlite XLP Mariner"

(I had put in links but these were removed !)

I think you will need to pay >£200 per unit. It's a lot but it appears after hours of searching that everything else, including IP65 rated units are cheap, Chinese made and usually with poor seals and not corrosion-resistant. I'm fed up replacing cheap £20 units every year so will probably stump up.

Hope this is helpful to anyone else looking.
 21 July 2015 11:20 PM
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monk

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If this comes up high in a Google search, I should point out that, last time I tried to get some, Ledridge have stopped the polycarbonate floodlights. Apparently focussing on led ribbons now? But the ones I put up after my question are still going strong!

The last time I told a customer that marine grade LED floods are £200+ I got the response of "well this one worked for 7 years, we'll go with the cheap ones!" It was to replace some SONs
Also the box if the jcc niteflood says "ideal for coastal locations" or something to that effect... I may try one by the sea next time it comes up, but will look into your suggestions also. Thanks
 22 July 2015 11:12 AM
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gkenyon

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I leave very near the sea - driving winds is a big problem, forcing salty water into the fittings.

A number of years back, we changed our external lights to IP54 external plastic bulkhead plus IP54 PIR (Steinel).

We've had to replace one of the PIRs on the garage, but only after continuous abuse by my son's football eventually wrecking the lens.

Might not be pretty, but it works, light output from CFLs very good in these fittings.

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 22 July 2015 06:48 PM
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Zoomup

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So wind and salt spray destroy metal fittings, and ultra violet rays eventually destroy plastic and polycarbonate fittings. Well painted (coated) metal with regular touch up with paint if they become chipped, or lose their covering, and glass covers seem the best option. The old Coughtrie fittings were aluminium based with glass covers, but even they started to corrode after say 20+ years as the coating on the aluminium became degraded.

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