ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Top Posters(30 Days)
sparky 5
Recent Posts
Holiday Wishes to all!!
by HotLine1. 12/15/17 07:20 PM
Dimmable LED 2x4 lay in fixtures
by HotLine1. 12/15/17 07:15 PM
2017 NEC Changes
by HotLine1. 12/15/17 07:06 PM
Casino Wiring methods
by HotLine1. 12/09/17 10:44 AM
Ground wire Size to water Line.
by HotLine1. 12/05/17 12:11 PM
New in the Gallery:
Gallery Test
Popular Topics(Views)
243,073 Are you busy
179,513 Re: Forum
170,429 Need opinion
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 22 guests, and 9 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
#212518 - 01/15/14 10:18 PM LED up lighting and snow  
sparkyinak  Offline
Member
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,328
Alaska
I was wondering if any of you have first hand account with LED lights in a up lighting application like flag poles or wall washing. LED lights give off significantly less heat then their MH/HPS counterparts. With any fair amount of snow, I envision snow accumulation on the lens during the day and with the lack of heat from within, it would take hours if not days to melt any snow away even if the light is well above ground level. Can anyone shed and light (no pun intended) on the matter?


"Live Awesome!" - Kevin Carosa

Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades

#212520 - 01/16/14 12:32 AM Re: LED up lighting and snow [Re: sparkyinak]  
twh  Offline
Member
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 922
Regina, Sask.
I think you are right about the problem. There is a problem with LED traffic lights.

http://blogs.cars.com/kickingtires/2009/12/led-traffic-lights-cant-melt-snow-ice.html



Member Spotlight
Theelectrikid
Theelectrikid
Levittown, PA
Posts: 810
Joined: April 2004
Show All Member Profiles 
Featured:

2017 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2017 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman

 

Shout Box
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.009s Queries: 15 (0.002s) Memory: 0.7443 MB (Peak: 0.8649 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2017-12-16 16:56:12 UTC