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#195039 07/07/10 06:30 PM
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I've a customer bent on fluorescent recessed, but wants dimmable ballasts

all my regular suppliers do rec fluo's, but no dimmability

any help and/or experience with appreciated...


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PAR 38 can with a dimmable CFL lamp?


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Lightolier...Calculite CFL available with dimmable ballast option, requires a 'sec' dimmer...Lutron...Special Order item probably

Try this link...http://www.lightolier.com/MKACatpdfs/S7142BU.PDF

Skip around this site for others...hold your wallet..

Hope this helps


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That'll do just fine Hotone, thanks a million!

the funny thing is, i asked 3 suppliers about this , and they all drew a blank.....?

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Knowledge of lighting sometimes can be priceless.....

Lightolier usually has 'current' items
It's the 'architectural' series, not something usually found in resi type suppliers, and def not 'Big Box'

Glad I could assist ya guy!!


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Given the current state of hype, I'd rather risk it all on an ordinary can with an LED bulb in it.

renosteinke #195061 07/08/10 08:42 PM
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Local sparky mentioned today at chain convenience store coffee pot..."just installed 12 (twelve) LED R40 style flood bulbs in the exterior recess cans".
My comment....'how much'?....he shows me the paperwork....$1975.00 installed, plus sales tax @ 7%.

Almost dropped my 16oz coffee!

Greg: I'm going to crunch some numbers on ROI/payback on this vs CFL self ballasted, vs what I refer to as 'real' CFL fixtures w/lamps in the next few days.



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Reno:
Care to expand on "Given the current state of hype" ??


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Originally Posted by HotLine1
Reno:
Care to expand on "Given the current state of hype" ??


the Green machine HotOne

for instance, the customer (in my case here in Vermont) can only get a rebate if it's a dedicated fluoresant , not one that can take a screw in CFL

oh and, i'd be interested in your cost/benny findings, it seems that does sell a lot of retrofits

i'm not proud when i'm hungry! smile

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We had the same situation here on rebates, which I believe are out of state funds, and the POCO is having empty pocket syndrome too.

If you didn't commit to Lightolier yet, you may give Ruud Ltg a try, I'm not sure if they have the dimming option, but they are def a lot less $$$

www.Ruudlighting.com



John
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