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Lithonia ELU-2 Emergency Lighting Fixture

Lithonia ELU-2 Emergency Lighting Fixture

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Here is a Lithonia ELU-2 emergency light. This was installed around 1994 in a school where I work. We have several of these in service. Most take an ELB0607 7AH 6 volt SLA battery but I found one that had an original ELB0609 9AH 6 volt SLA battery shown here. This particular fixture calls for and had an ELB0607, but an identical fixture had the 0609 shown here. Nice, classic styling in my opinion!

All take two 6 volt 8-watt sealed beam lamps.

I brought this one home for service as it wasn't transferring to battery when tested. I found a badly corroded battery terminal connector from an old battery that was left in the light a few years too long! Cleaned the terminal and it works perfect.

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Light Information

Manufacturer:Lithonia
Model Reference:ELU-2
Lamp
Lamp Type:Incandescent PAR
Service Life:50 hours
Electrical
Wattage:2x8 watt
Voltage:120 volt in, 6 volt battery
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Fabrication Date:Mid 1990s
Application/Use:Emergency lighting

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Nov 06, 2014 at 08:10 PM Author: rjluna2
Doesn't the lead-acid battery have limit life before it needed to be replaced?

Pretty, please no more Chinese failure.

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Nov 06, 2014 at 08:16 PM Author: nogden
Yup! About 4-6 years is its life. The batteries in most of these lights were original!
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Nov 06, 2014 at 08:20 PM Author: themaritimegirl
Cool! I like that look of that with the woodgrain front.

Lead acid batteries can last for years and years in applications like this, where they are kept on a float charge and rarely have a load placed on them. Lead acid batteries are pretty resilient in general. I have a 12V Motorola bag phone/Panasonic camcorder battery made in 1997 that had sat at 0.0V for years by the time I acquired it, and all the acid had dried up, and everything. I filled all the cells with water, threw it on a 32V power supply, and eventually it started taking a charge, and it works excellent today, even though it only has a fraction of its original capacity.

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Nov 06, 2014 at 09:15 PM Author: funkybulb
My battery in my truck is 12 years old
And still cranking, it getting weaker every
Passing year now prolly wont start in this
Winter freezing weather.

No LED gadgets, spins too slowly.  Gotta  love preheat and MV. let the lights keep my meter spinning.

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Nov 07, 2014 at 06:14 AM Author: rjluna2
You better invest a new battery, funkybulb

Pretty, please no more Chinese failure.

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Nov 07, 2014 at 07:26 AM Author: funkybulb
@ RJluna2 i just make sure i am parked
On a hill on those freezing days and pop
The clutch. I just waiting for it to go
EOL. I got a cheap riding mower battery
I usually carry around to run my Sawzall
I will be on a look out for another battery
On the curb junking.

No LED gadgets, spins too slowly.  Gotta  love preheat and MV. let the lights keep my meter spinning.

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Nov 07, 2014 at 07:42 AM Author: rjluna2
Good luck, funkybulb

Pretty, please no more Chinese failure.

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Nov 07, 2014 at 07:56 AM Author: LampLover
@ funkybulb I take it you drive an older truck then? My real father had a 1994 Nissan truck (Hardbody I believe was the semi-official name) that he was able start up like that. You can't do that with an automatic
Good luck battery searching

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Nov 07, 2014 at 07:37 PM Author: sol
I have an 11-year old battery in my Toyota Corolla (2004 model). In the cold winter, it cranks with difficulty. Will have to replace it sometime. While it is a manual transmission, I don't have any hills close enough to where I park to pop the clutch so a new battery is in order...
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May 20, 2015 at 05:33 PM Author: funkybulb
@ lamplover well i drive a 1989 s10 chevy pick up truck, sadly the battery went eol on it 13th year leaving my truck bearly cranking at
10 volts

No LED gadgets, spins too slowly.  Gotta  love preheat and MV. let the lights keep my meter spinning.

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May 22, 2015 at 10:40 AM Author: LampLover
Whatever you do not get an Interstate battery they suck (At least the green ones do)
I got an Excide from BJ's as I have been through about 6 Interstate batteries (The car has a moderate drain on the battery with the key off that no one can figure out not even the Jeep dealer, luckily they only charged $20 as even the did not know what was causing batteries to go dead) The excide battery is still going after a year and a half and the car is hardly driven but I do run it every six days just to keep the battery charged. The interstate batteries would not even go two days without going what I would call totally dead (No lights and no crank at all) and after a day I had lights on but I just get the dreaded cra..click.click.click

I would love to put a float charger on it but in an apartment complex with no garage and therefore no place to plug in a charger

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May 22, 2015 at 11:12 AM Author: ace100w120v
My mom had a '91 Toyota Camry that had some sort of electrical drain...it was fine if the car was driven every day but if not you'd have to disconnect the battery if it wasn't being driven for a few days or something.
Yeah, the "roll-starting". I'd like to someday own a "Deuce and a half" (2.5 ton army truck). Manual transmission, and mysterious electrical drains and all.
I know cases of those sealed, maintenance-free lead-acid car batteries sitting totally dead for years and still taking a charge, albeit not enough to crank/cold-start an engine but enough to run lights, radio, etc. in off-grid houses/cabins.
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May 22, 2015 at 11:39 AM Author: Ash
Here in Israel batteries rarely reach the lifetimes you describe. Maybe temperature ? But it is not hotter than in the southern states in the US...



Lamp Lover : Search for the leakage yourself :

1. Disconnect one of the battery terminals and place a small 12V incandescent lamp + ampermeter in series

The lamp is to protect the ampermeter in case of a short circuit or activating high load (such as radiator fan, which CAN start on its own even when the car is switched off). If the lamp lights or glows try a higher wattage lamp untill it won't glow

Take care to nort exceed the max current of the ampermeter, even with the lamp in series, you can still blow the 200mA fuse some of them have



2. See the ampermeter whether there is a drain. It is possible that the drain is intermittent, so try to wait, or connect the battery back and drive the car around a bit (to shake its wiring, in case the leakage is through some intermittent contact)



3. When you see the drain happening, pop out fuses in the car's panel one by one untill it stops or drops. Note that more than one fuse may have effect. The fuse that changes the drain is the one after which you have to look furter
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May 22, 2015 at 12:36 PM Author: Medved
With more modern cars, such search becomes way more difficult: It is quite common for the car to draw some 100mA for about 15minutes after switching OFF, dunno what the electronic is doing, but it uses to behave like that.
And other problem mainly with diesel cars: In order to shorten the delay before you may crank it, many of them heat up the glow plugs (about 12..15A per cylinder) already once you open the door. It is nice feature when you open the door, jump in, start and drive away, you do not have to wait for the glow plugs to warm up for the start, before you are seated, they are already heated up. But once you just open the door few times without driving, the same feature tends to discharge the battery quite quickly (10x opening the door mainly in the cold whether and you won't start anymore)

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May 22, 2015 at 02:06 PM Author: LampLover
Thanks Ash and Medved the car in question is a year 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee (WJ Series) (Limited with the Auto climate control)

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Dec 11, 2018 at 04:34 PM Author: Attfreakk
My school has 3 lamp versions of these
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