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Old 04-17-2012, 10:25 PM   #1
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Here's a few pics of a recent retrofit we completed at an old high school, it was bought by a non-profit group that turned it into a youth sports complex. The existing lights were 400w MH using 458 watts, we installed 6 lamp T8's using a normal ballast and used 169 watts. We also installed GE F32T8XLSPX41HLEC lamps
"high lumen" customer recieved a utility rebate of 3100.00 and were tickled to death, it was hard to believe what a difference these lights made as far as the quality of light
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Ballast type ? Reflector type ?
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I can see them....
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The fixture was a cooper HBI632/HBI-FRM-CL-WG-PK
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Here's a few pics of a recent retrofit we completed at an old high school, it was bought by a non-profit group that turned it into a youth sports complex. The existing lights were 400w MH using 458 watts, we installed 6 lamp T8's using a normal ballast and used 169 watts. We also installed GE F32T8XLSPX41HLEC lamps
"high lumen" customer recieved a utility rebate of 3100.00 and were tickled to death, it was hard to believe what a difference these lights made as far ad the quality of light
I does look much brighter....
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What's the warranty on ballast and bulbs? Through manufacture, then through you ???
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Here's a pic after we had just 2 lights up, I know the pics suck but it's really hard to take a picture of a working fixture and justify lighting levels
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What's the warranty on ballast and bulbs? Through manufacture, then through you ???
Whatever the manufacture has, I believe 5 yrs ballast, 3 yrs lamps but don't quote that
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Whatever the manufacture has, I believe 5 yrs ballast, 3 yrs lamps but don't quote that
This is a local non-profit outfit ran by a guy I went to school with, so any way we can help
them we will, if they ever have any issues we will fix them at little or no cost if not covered by warranty

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Whatever the manufacture has, I believe 5 yrs ballast, 3 yrs lamps but don't quote that
Not too bad. I'm guessing around $250-$275 per light installed ???

I do a 7 or 10 yr bulbs with miro 4 reflectors and long life (30yr) ballast. Yes, they are twice initial expense but over 5yrs it easily pays for itself in labor, relamping and such. Also, 95% lumen maintainance. Those are probably 85-90 or so. But, it's much better than the dinosaurs that they had
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I does look much brighter....
Didn't use a light meter because I was a little worried that the levels might be lower, but after we got the first fixture up you could tell they were much brighter, I wanted to use a high output ballast but our Graybar rep assured us normal ballast was fine
We used a normal ballast factor ballast because we got a better rebate and saved them more on their utility bill, also believe the HL lamps make a huge difference
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Not too bad. I'm guessing around $250-$275 per light installed ???

I do a 7 or 10 yr bulbs with miro 4 reflectors and long life (30yr) ballast. Yes, they are twice initial expense but over 5yrs it easily pays for itself in labor, relamping and such. Also, 95% lumen maintainance. Those are probably 85-90 or so. But, it's much better than the dinosaurs that they had
280.00 per fixture, good guess Cletis, I'm impressed
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280.00 per fixture, good guess Cletis, I'm impressed
Pretty good for a 15 yr old kid living in his moms basement huh?
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Pretty good for a 15 yr old kid living in his moms basement huh?
Lol, yeah
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Didn't use a light meter because I was a little worried that the levels might be lower, but after we got the first fixture up you could tell they were much brighter, I wanted to use a high output ballast but our Graybar rep assured us normal ballast was fine
We used a normal ballast factor ballast because we got a better rebate and saved them more on their utility bill, also believe the HL lamps make a huge difference
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hopefully they use the same lamps when they have to re-lamp them.
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it was hard to believe what a difference these lights made as far as the quality of light

Looks good.

Are they covered or open lensed?

Seems like a good game of kickball could do some damage.
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Looks good.

Are they covered or open lensed?

Seems like a good game of kickball could do some damage.

Awg-Dawg.,

Look at Ohiosparky99's comment he did say wire guard on it.

They can take a bit of beating if mounted right.

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