hi ,thanks ,it helped me a lotLower operating wattage= lower electric bills.
Although it depends on what overall amount of light is needed and how that relates to design issues and or size of fixtures.
I do like LED because the color of light is better looking than the orange color of HPS in my opinion. I tend to lean towards a warmer color of LED's 2700k-3500k for any lighting even though some lumen output is compromised. The blue-ish hue of higher K-temps I think are a downer.
Let us know when the first one kicks the bucket. I get the sense that a lot of lifetime guarantees smell like the early 23,000 hour life for CFL's. You'll note now that they are talking more like 4,000 hours. For now I'm thinking that these guarantees are all hat and no cattle.I was never a big fan of LED's, but the technology is advancing in a big way. We have a 50,000 sq.ft. warehouse and use MV/MH high bays. I did a lot of research and I found an LED high bay. Our MH lamps were 400 watts. I found a 196W high bay that had a great CRI, which is an important point when looking at LED's. You don't want green hues on everything. They had a lot of pluses like IP67 rated and a 40K hour life. The manufacturer used Meanwell drivers so it was a good all around high bay. I purchased over a 100 new fixtures and the difference is like night and day. Not only that, the money we save in power consumption is great. Anytime you go LED, Leeyean, spend some researching all comparable fixtures. See if you can get a copy of the LM79 report from the manufacturer if they have one on file. Usually they won't do it for you if they don't have one as it costs them about $1000 to get the testing done. Also, make sure to check the listing. You will find most are CE and not UL or UR. That is one problem we have with a lot manufacturers coming in and showing us their new LED lights. My first question is "is the light UL listed and if not, are you seeking either UL or UR listing" because if they aren't, I can't use this light at a show because I have yet to see a local B&S authority who had CE on their approved listing agency list.
We have a lot of LED intelligent lighting in our rental stock and it does pretty well. They get a lot of work and the failure rate is low. The drivers are another story. The main problem with LED's hasn't been life, it has been the CRI. We had a guy demo some lights in our showroom and told me they were around 85 - 90. I got out a meter and they were more like 71, hence the green cast. Hard to rent a green light to someone. Anyway, since our highbay is an industrial fixture I am curious about it. CFL, I was never big on those. Their life compares to incandescent, maybe even not as good. And then the disposal process. And, LED replacements for the A25 is not going to happen any time soon. They do have them but the lamp bases get incredibly hot. We will see.Let us know when the first one kicks the bucket. I get the sense that a lot of lifetime guarantees smell like the early 23,000 hour life for CFL's. You'll note now that they are talking more like 4,000 hours. For now I'm thinking that these guarantees are all hat and no cattle.