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#36196 - 03/31/04 05:56 AM Fluorescent outdoor fixtures - wave of future?
Rob Offline

Registered: 12/22/03
Posts: 15
Loc: New York
How do you think these new outdoor fixtures
with compact bulbs compare to HPS and
Metal Halides. I recently installed one
on a garage that looks good at night.
Very "light" fixture to hang - easy on the
electric bill too.

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#36197 - 03/31/04 11:35 AM Re: Fluorescent outdoor fixtures - wave of future?
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Welcome to the forum!

CF bulbs and fixtures are going to be a wave for sure. Advances in ballast designs, and obtaining a 'low' start temp. will be sure to have a lot more choices available.

Fixture cost is less than MH, light is 'white', with instant (almost) illumination, and no 're-strike' time.

There are also quite a few "high-bay" type fixtures available; great for warehouse lighting, and energy mgt can be connected to them, allowing partial, full, or on/off via an occupancy sensor.

Keep saving energy!



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