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Re: LED fixtures at newer buildings??? « Reply #45 on: January 26, 2018, 07:19:33 PM » Author: lightinglover8902
Yep :-)
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Re: LED fixtures at newer buildings??? « Reply #46 on: February 10, 2018, 02:06:48 AM » Author: boiler1011
There seems to be a pretty big beef with LED. Don't get me wrong, I love mercury-based and HPS lighting as much as the next guy, but I will say that the technology has progressed a lot. I moved into a new house in 2014 which I retrofitted to about 99% LED. The only incandescent bulbs I run are those that cannot be/not intended to be anything else. i.e. the oven, microwave, wax melter air fresheners, etc and decoration Edison, neon, etc. Everything else, including my landscape lighting, run LED's. I haven't had an issue with any of my bulbs since changing them over 3 years ago, and I didn't exactly splurge on them either. Most of the fixtures run cheap Walmart "Great Value" brand bulbs, and many I leave on perpetually because the cost of operation is almost nothing. I have a few "fancier" LED bulbs; I am a big fan of Philips Scene Switch. My outdoor light fixtures feature deep gold colored LED's, as well as the lights I wired in the attic windows. I wanted everything to match outside. I will be wiring a LPS light in the garage mostly for fun, but also have a 400W MV Powr/Bracket I want to put up on a pole out back. This is more for "just because I like lights" reasons.

A lot of businesses here are switching over to LED technology both indoor and outside. It really doesn't bother me at all, as I haven't even noticed the difference in some places. Chili's and Starbucks around here has been LED for awhile, and it took me quite a bit of time to even notice. The color temp is almost exactly the same as some warmer CFL and cooler colored incandescent bulbs. I have never been a fan of CFL, especially those that take several minutes to reach full brightness.

My only gripe is that some of the LED street lighting fixtures that are going up in the DFW, TX area. They work alright under good weather conditions, but are essentially useless when the roads are wet. The GE Evolve fixtures they are using for yard lights and rural road lighting are cool, though.
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Re: LED fixtures at newer buildings??? « Reply #47 on: February 11, 2018, 11:50:44 AM » Author: Cole D.
I don't mind the LEDs as much as the colors. The new house next to me has two three types of exterior fixtures, all with LED bulbs. Two of them have a nice bright incandescent like color. However, the flood lights have an awful gray-blue color, and the lights inside the house appear to have that same color.

I also don't care for the color that the new LED yard lights have.

It would also be nice if the fixtures had a little nicer styling. Some of them look classic, but many are just plastic panel like things.
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Re: LED fixtures at newer buildings??? « Reply #48 on: March 15, 2021, 09:29:00 PM » Author: CreeRSW207
Why would they install an older lighting technology when they have a chance to install something brand new and more efficient? Iím sure they get rebates as well.
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Re: LED fixtures at newer buildings??? « Reply #49 on: March 16, 2021, 01:11:27 AM » Author: High Intensity
All new buildings built over the past 4 or 5 years have been all LED, I think it was around 2013 when places started getting their first LED fixtures, but I think it was around 2017 when all new/renovated buildings would be lit exclusively with LEDs.

One building in my area (built around 2014), had an interesting mix of LED accent light, PSMH path lights, and SOX parking lot lights, though most of the non-LED lights have since been converted or replaced.
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Re: LED fixtures at newer buildings??? « Reply #50 on: March 16, 2021, 04:20:34 AM » Author: joseph_125
I think around 2016-2017 was when newly constructed buildings here started switching over to LED. A few buildings that opened in 2015-2017 still had conventional lighting when they opened such as fluorescent and indoor HID. I think houses changed around the same time, to those LED recessed lights are are all the rage. (I tried one, didn't like how directional it was).

Don't actually remember when was the first building I saw with indoor LEDs though, maybe 2013. The first outdoor installs I've seen date to 2009.
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Re: LED fixtures at newer buildings??? « Reply #51 on: March 16, 2021, 08:26:00 AM » Author: CreeRSW207
A dollar general in town here that was built in 2017 had MH shoeboxes out in the parking lot and fluorescent inside! Sadly the MH was recently replaced but I think the fluorescent is still there. I donít think itís a code, itís that 90% of the time they are going to choose the ďlatest and greatestĒ option.
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Re: LED fixtures at newer buildings??? « Reply #52 on: May 04, 2021, 04:34:20 AM » Author: Econolite03
Yeah, LED has been the new standard in my area since around 2016. There were some new PL-fluorescent fixtures installed in 2017 during a renovation of sorts at a nearby retail property. Itís the new norm.
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Re: LED fixtures at newer buildings??? « Reply #53 on: May 07, 2021, 01:40:16 AM » Author: AngryHorse
Back in the late 70s/early 80s, we had a huge supermarket here called Fine Fare, (for our older UK members:, remember Fine Fare)?  :wndr:   ;D
Anywho, the whole store was lit with 1 KW mercury lamps, there must have been a hundred of them!!
This exact store is still here today, (now ASDA), but obviously without itís mercs)!, but my point is here, can you imagine running a supermarket today, 7 days a week with a 100,000 watts lighting load!!!!, especially with todayís rip off energy prices!

Itís little wonder everyone is changing to LED, even if they donít particularly like them, back in the 70s we werenít paying ridiculous prices for electricity like weíre doing now, new installs of HID just donít make financial sense today.
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