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#63271 - 03/12/06 07:02 AM Corrosive location floodlights
Chuckmeister Offline
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Registered: 03/11/06
Posts: 4
Loc: Rhode Island, USA

Need help with problem I'm having finding corrosion resistant flourscent floodlights.
Clients' building located 100ft from ocean at high tide. Replaced 500w quartz floods (forty of 'em!)with 42w compact fluorscent floods. Cast alum. housings shed paint in 6 months! Client not happy!

Anyone else got this problem? Thanx!!
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#63272 - 03/12/06 07:13 AM Re: Corrosive location floodlights
distributor x Offline
Registered: 07/28/05
Posts: 57
Loc: Canada
Most of the stuff here is expensive but most of the products are marine rated. YI did not see any compact flourescent fixtures, so you may want to consider HID (metal halide)

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#63273 - 03/12/06 08:24 AM Re: Corrosive location floodlights
XtheEdgeX Offline
Registered: 04/17/05
Posts: 116
Loc: Florida
If you consider changing to a 4' lamp, I've used a fixture from Lithonia that should meet your needs. It has a watertight fiberglass housing and a gasketed lens.
#63274 - 03/12/06 08:33 AM Re: Corrosive location floodlights
venture Offline
Registered: 01/08/06
Posts: 38
Loc: San Diego Ca USA
We use metal halide fixtures from Rude Lighting on projects next to the ocean here. They seem to hold up really well. On cheaper jobs we get the compact flourscent with all plastic housing, from RAB, the only problem is the lenses tend to fog after a while. Rod
#63275 - 03/12/06 01:12 PM Re: Corrosive location floodlights
Surfinsparky Offline
Registered: 07/29/05
Posts: 73
Loc: merritt island fl usa
The lights from rab are all plastic they hold up the best.Nothing lasts forever in that type of marine envirnoment.I tr yto stay away from anything with potted metal or galvanized.Using cold galv spray can help a litte too.
#63276 - 03/13/06 06:42 AM Re: Corrosive location floodlights
ghost307 Offline
Registered: 05/09/05
Posts: 900
Loc: Chicago Illinois USA
Just how much ($$$) do they want to avoid changing the fixtures over and over and over???

Just be sure you're sitting down when you get the quote.
#63277 - 03/13/06 06:58 AM Re: Corrosive location floodlights
renosteinke Offline
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Registered: 01/22/05
Posts: 5316
Loc: Blue Collar Country
Near me is a company that makes diving boards- the aluminum ones used in the olympics. What, with salt water pools, and pool chemicals in the rest, corrosion is a given!

They use an epoxy paint on the boards; other hardware is "hard anodized."

Perhaps you can find a shop in your area willing to do either? While epoxy can be in any color, the "hard anodize" color is completely dependent on the aluminum alloy, and may come out blagk, grey, or even a dark 'army' green.
#63278 - 03/13/06 02:11 PM Re: Corrosive location floodlights
Chuckmeister Offline
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Registered: 03/11/06
Posts: 4
Loc: Rhode Island, USA
Thanks for all your responses.
I'll be able to resolve this issue now!


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