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Another Cheap Tacky Fix

The shoeboxes use 2 X 55w LPS, rather than replace the proper SOX bulb, they just put up cheap fluorescent yard lights for the parking lot.

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Silverliner14B   [Aug 18, 2014 at 05:43 AM]
Silverliner14B
I saw these too, tacky! They are at a cheap mexican joint that Rick, Henry and I went.

streetlight98   [Aug 18, 2014 at 02:47 PM]
streetlight98
LOL they couldn't be bothered to remove the old ones eh? Laughing Rolling Eyes

rjluna2   [Aug 19, 2014 at 11:23 AM]
rjluna2
What the heck Razz

GEsoftwhite100watts   [Aug 19, 2014 at 03:08 PM]
GEsoftwhite100watts
Was the food better than the lights? Laughing

Tmcdllr   [Aug 21, 2014 at 01:18 AM]
Tmcdllr
Ok this is just really stupid and asinine.

I bet it cost more to install these than it does to simply replace the burned out bulbs.

DimBulb   [Aug 21, 2014 at 07:26 PM]
DimBulb
Those LPS bulbs cost some bucks, I'm sure that was the reason this was done.
This kind of "fix" is common & acceptable south of the border. Very Happy
btw, I eat here a couple of times a week, it's near my home.
The food is good and the people are super nice!

streetlight98   [Aug 21, 2014 at 09:38 PM]
streetlight98
(...) The 55W lamps are about $34 each so for these two fixtures so you're looking at $135 to relamp these two fixtures before tax/shipping so kinda pricey to maintain. At the very least I would have removed the old shoeboxes though since this just looks rediculous. My guess is that they didn't want to pay an electrician.

I say take the whole pole down and replace it with a round tapered aluminum pole with a pair of 175W PSMH drop lens AEL 115s. 2X 55W HPS is equal to one 175W PSMH lamp. 15600 lumens for both 55W HPS. Those two CFL fixtures together probably aren't as bright as one of the four LPS lamps.

DimBulb   [Aug 21, 2014 at 09:49 PM]
DimBulb
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention,
There are a lot of homeless in my area. They often break lights so they can have a dark place to hang out at night.
The owner of this Taco Shop may have added these CFLs out of frustration.
And yeah, the CFLs are dim, this lot looks basically unlit at night.

streetlight98   [Aug 21, 2014 at 09:51 PM]
streetlight98
Ah in that case we need a highmast pole with three 400W PSMH lamps. Let's see those crooks try and break the lights then. Very Happy Laughing

DimBulb   [Aug 21, 2014 at 09:55 PM]
DimBulb
I'll mention that to Maria the manager the next time I eat there!!! Laughing

streetlight98   [Aug 21, 2014 at 10:38 PM]
streetlight98
Laughing

lightingfan8902   [Mar 14, 2019 at 07:11 PM]
lightingfan8902
What??? Shocked Laughing

xmaslightguy   [Mar 15, 2019 at 11:16 PM]
xmaslightguy
LOL Shocked WTF kind of crap retrofit is that? Laughing

lightingfan8902   [Mar 16, 2019 at 01:43 AM]
lightingfan8902
A hack job I believe? Laughing


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