LED bulbs & specs help

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by Mike M, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. Mike M

    Mike M LawnSite Bronze Member
    from usa
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    Who are the key manu's of spec-grade retrofit LED bulbs available on the market?

    Like Tim said on another thread, it's like starting all over again. I was annoyed at some retro bulbs I bought this summer from my distributor that did not include much on specs or recommended info on voltage range for installation. I didn't see optimal voltage or even a safe range in the paperwork. I'm certain it most likely matters, and that is going to be different from one LED manu to another, as the electronics, drivers, and assembly components are very different from manu to manu.

    Thanks :)
     
  2. Hi Mike,
    You are correct. It is important to have all the pertinent information, when making any buying decision. We at Illumicare Group have always believed in providing you the information needed to make an informed decision, and a beautiful design. Please see our website http://www.illumicaregroup.com/resources/downloads/
    All of our specs, including photometrics, and spectral analysis reports are available for download. If you require any other information, please feel free to contact me, I'd be happy to answer any additional questions.

    Thanks,

    John Higo
     
  3. S&MLL

    S&MLL LawnSite Senior Member
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    John.how.do your retros do with "dirty" power. Any problem with transients emitting noise out of your drivers
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  4. Hi Matthew,
    Yes, there have been a couple of cases of noise or humming from some of our lamps. I believe on of them was your job just over a year ago. As I recall it was a peculiar case, limited to one specific transformer, on a large condo project? The other case was a crappy big box store transformer.
    We have since made some improvements in our drivers, and I have not heard of any problems recently.

    John Higo
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2012
  5. S&MLL

    S&MLL LawnSite Senior Member
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    Well it was on 4 transformers. Mdls-jeffersons-even buck and boost acmes. After multiple investigations by power company and numerous transient deterrent devices still no resolution. One day i would like to fix the issue. Would new retro lamps do the trick...... the humming noise kills me and the 45 plus homeowners
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  6. S&MLL

    S&MLL LawnSite Senior Member
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    I also am to lazy to check your specs. What is lumen output for 3000k vs 2700k mini lamps?
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  7. Hi Matthew,
    I just emailed you. I would like to help you solve this.

    John Higo
     
  8. S&MLL

    S&MLL LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks i i just got it. Didnt reply to make it public. But thanks. Would like a response to lumen output for your new 2700k lamps vs 3000k minis
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  9. Irrigation Contractor

    Irrigation Contractor LawnSite Senior Member
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    The Buck Boost transformers is where you need to start looking and it probably will end there.
     
  10. S&MLL

    S&MLL LawnSite Senior Member
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    That came out wrong. I didnt post on this topic to make "our" issue public. I posted to see a response to an issue that might or might not be public. But thank you for emailing me. Still wanna know where my plaque is? Hahah
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