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Code LED security light

Code LED security light

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The electronic ballast in the LOA HPS security light at my mom's house blew and I was out of spare HPS wall packs. As the house will probably be sold within a few years and I'd remove an HID unit anyway, I (shudder) decided to go to Home Despot and see what they had. ALL their security lighting was LED! Absolutely all of it. So, (shudder), I installed this and was pleased that it actually seems fairly well built (metal housing!) and the LEDs aren't too glary...but it only produces about half the lumens of a 50w HPS unit. LOL on the specs: 45 year life (yeah, if it lasts 5 that'll be a miracle) and "160w" HID equivalent? More like incandescent equivalent. The built-in photocontrol is not replaceable, but has some logic in the circuitry that makes it stay on if you cycle the power 4 times in 2 seconds or something like that. So, it'll probably dayburn soon enough. It worked fine yesterday though and was easy to install.

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Light Information

Manufacturer:Code Lighting (i.e. some no-name company in China making it for Home Depot)
Lamp
Lamp Type:LED
Service Life:45 years (200,000 hrs) yeah right
Fixture
Ballast Type:Electronic driver
Photocell Type:Integrated, electronic
Electrical
Wattage:25
Voltage:100-277
Optical
Lumen Output:2300 (claimed); probably less
Lumen Efficacy:92 (claimed)
Color Temperature:4000K (accurate)
Color Rendering Index:80
Physical/Production
Factory Location:China

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Oct 01, 2018 at 11:48 PM Author: ace100w120v
Alain, your descriptions never cease to make me laugh out loud!
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Oct 18, 2019 at 03:55 PM Author: arcblue
Thanks! I share similar feelings to many others on this site in that I despise poorly-made lights with non-replaceable components and the lies used to market them, so I feel free to use my likely-expired literary license to mock these products. However I must say this light still works fine a year later!

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Oct 18, 2019 at 04:04 PM Author: High Intensity
The Home Depot near me used to sell this brand, however, they recently replaced this brand with Feit Electric for some reason. The Feit Electric products look almost identical to the Code products except for a few wall fixtures.

Old lighting is, and will always be, the best lighting.

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Nov 29, 2019 at 06:48 PM Author: HPS_250
45 years!? Would be a miracle if that’s not false advertising.

I like all kinds of lighting and electrical, especially HIDs and street lights!
- Lamp and fixture collector
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Power company: SCE (Southern California Edison) 120V, 60HZ

Westinghouse Lifeguard will always be my favorite lamp.
Gotta love vintage HIDs!

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Nov 29, 2019 at 07:11 PM Author: Mr. Orthosilicate
I like how they say it’s equivalent to a 160w sodium, metal halide, or mercury lamp. First of all, those three produce vastly different amounts of light, second the light output is only a quarter of a new 175w mercury lamp, and maybe half that of a lamp that has quite a bit of use, and third, the lamp they are trying to compare it to doesn’t even exist, and because of the properties of electric arcs, you can’t simply take the lumens per watt of a given arc lamp and multiply it by a random wattage to create a hypothetical lamp. The efficiency decreases with the wattage decrease, at least with mercury lamps, and so the operating pressure in the arc tube has to be increased to offset the efficiency loss, hence the fact that the 100w lamp operates at 8 atmospheres, while the 250w lamp only operates at 2.5. The marketing is ridiculous, typical BS. They didn’t even try to make it sound plausible. It flies in the face of science.
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Nov 29, 2019 at 09:38 PM Author: HPS_250
I agree.

I like all kinds of lighting and electrical, especially HIDs and street lights!
- Lamp and fixture collector
-  neon sign collector

Power company: SCE (Southern California Edison) 120V, 60HZ

Westinghouse Lifeguard will always be my favorite lamp.
Gotta love vintage HIDs!

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