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Re: LED Floodlights

Postby Tracker » Sat May 04, 2013 2:06 pm

offgridQLD wrote:$5 bulb that lasts 4000hrs or $20 bulb that lasts 20,000hrs when you think about it I don't mind the 4000hr job for $5.


and... In 4 years, there will be SOOOoooo much change and the $20 bulbs will be far cheaper..
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Re: LED Floodlights

Postby Smurf1976 » Sun May 05, 2013 12:42 am

offgridQLD wrote:There wouldn't be much in it between the two over the 20 years.

Not much difference financially, but there's a huge difference in terms of resource use and pollution.
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Re: LED Floodlights

Postby offgridQLD » Sun May 05, 2013 8:45 am

True but I don't think we are going to stop manufacturing new products if our led lights last for ever. Then we find 10 new things to produce with the saved resorses that we probably could live without.

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Re: LED Floodlights

Postby Privatteer » Fri May 31, 2013 8:38 pm

I was given several of these lights to tag today. Good little light, 0.4A draw.

One came with just a lead as pictured below and the other had a full lead and plug.
However neither of the 2 variants brought had the earth connected internally to the metal housing. I do consider this dangerous given the AC lead is only soldiered onto a small tab on a loose stepdown ac-dc convertor inside the housing.

While this was easy to fix as supplied they are not legal. I am sure everyone can guess the source.
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Re: LED Floodlights

Postby Bthree » Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:19 am

Privatteer wrote:I was given several of these lights to tag today. Good little light, 0.4A draw.

While this was easy to fix as supplied they are not legal. I am sure everyone can guess the source.


Thanks for the safety review, are you sure about the 0.4 amp @ 240v thats 100 watts not 10w ?
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Re: LED Floodlights

Postby australsolarier » Sun Jun 02, 2013 12:44 pm

you can get those led flood lights 12volt, 10 watts, for 10$ sent from the "guess from where". i am satisfied with it. i could take it apart and connect with a longer round cable.
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Re: LED Floodlights

Postby Privatteer » Sun Jun 02, 2013 5:36 pm

Bthree wrote: are you sure about the 0.4 amp @ 240v thats 100 watts not 10w ?

Oops had a few beers after work, that current draw was for the 12v version. 0.02A for the 240v model. :oops:
12v model was brought for use in enclosed spaces.

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Re: LED Floodlights

Postby australsolarier » Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:32 pm

a 12 volt lamp needs to be fixed with an earth?

besides i just mentioned they are able to be opened and connected with a longer wire. i did not mention anything about an existing or not existing earth wire to be connected or not connected
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Re: LED Floodlights

Postby Card Shark » Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:31 pm

Aldi have had these on offer for the past couple of weeks. http://www.aldi.com.au/au/html/offers/2827_26805.htm
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Re: LED Floodlights

Postby Tracker » Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:07 pm

Card Shark wrote:Aldi have had these on offer for the past couple of weeks. http://www.aldi.com.au/au/html/offers/2827_26805.htm



I bought two, and very happy with the results... got them in an old Arlec twin head PIR FITTING....
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