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Is there a 'energy-efficient' Floodlight ?

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9y, 2m agoPosted 9 years, 2 months ago
Looking for a Floodlight for the garden but wonder if there are any 'energy-efficient' ones ? :)
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9y, 2m agoPosted 9 years, 2 months ago
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#1
If you are asking about a floodlight with an energy efficient bulb i was under the impression that these types of bulb cannot be used with sensors , dimmers or timers. So i would say no , but someone else might know a bit more.
#2
Yes there are quite a few types out there, some like the sodium and metal halide ones are quite expensive (about £70 and up) but some are resonable (about £30 and up) and use similar bulbs to those you use inside.

http://www.screwfix.com/search.do;jsessionid=BFDWKDYLIXGVGCSTHZOCFFA?_dyncharset=UTF-8&fh_search=low+energy+floodlight

http://homewares.abcaz.co.uk/4_886/floodlights-and-security-lights.html

Some examples above
banned#3
Yep, if you buy the bulb type (rather than halogen) floodlights, you can buy regular dimmable bulbs like this one
http://www.smarthome.com/903240d.html
#4
Thanks for sugg. guys ... much appreciated :)

Looking for one with motion sensor.
banned#5
Ahh haa! Stand alone PIR detector hooked up to the light suggested by barneydog will do the trick

http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/pro.jsp?id=11291&ts=93955
#6
UltimoScorpion
Ahh haa! Stand alone PIR detector hooked up to the light suggested by barneydog will do the trick

http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/pro.jsp?id=11291&ts=93955


Thanks UltimoScorpion :)
#7
UltimoScorpion
Ahh haa! Stand alone PIR detector hooked up to the light suggested by barneydog will do the trick

http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/pro.jsp?id=11291&ts=93955

I don't think it will. I'm sure these bulbs aren't made to be constantly switched on and off with a PIR. They take a short while to get up to full strength, in that time the power could have gone because of the PIR switching it off, along with the intruder.
I understand what you are looking for Edi, I have two 200 w PIR security lights and it's costing me a fortune in the winter. The other option is to change the bulbs to a 100 w one and see how you get on.
#8
Thinking about it dinosteveus is right but remembering somethig i saw installed on site last year and a quick google I realised the answer may be LED floodlights.

A few links

third one down
http://www.solarilluminations.co.uk/acatalog/Solar_Security_Lights.html

http://www.amazon.co.uk/power-Tritronic-solar-security-light/dp/B000N2SK6G/ref=pd_sbs_kh_1/026-1442995-6663635
#9
barneydog
Thinking about it dinosteveus is right but remembering somethig i saw installed on site last year and a quick google I realised the answer may be LED floodlights.

A few links

third one down
http://www.solarilluminations.co.uk/acatalog/Solar_Security_Lights.html

http://www.amazon.co.uk/power-Tritronic-solar-security-light/dp/B000N2SK6G/ref=pd_sbs_kh_1/026-1442995-6663635

Have you seen these in action? I've always found LED's to be naff.:-(
#10
Only the ones that were being installed on the site I was the engineer on, so these were comercial grade and very bright (they were used to illuminate large road signs and some councils use them in street lighting now) .

I haven't seen the ones used in home lighting unfortunatley.
#11
barneydog
Only the ones that were being installed on the site I was the engineer on, so these were comercial grade and very bright (they were used to illuminate large road signs and some councils use them in street lighting now) .

I haven't seen the ones used in home lighting unfortunatley.


WOW, street lighting, they must be good. :thumbsup:
Cheers, I'll look out for these.
#12
Edi,
Have a look at this:-


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v710/YORKYINSUFFOLK/nettosled.jpg
#13
WOW what a lucky coincidence!
#14
Many thanks dino & barney :)


May be two or three of those solar ones will do the trick.. but, where is the SUN :-D
#15
barneydog
WOW what a lucky coincidence!

Yes, wasn't it :thumbsup:
#16
edi
Many thanks dino & barney :)


May be two or three of those solar ones will do the trick.. but, where is the SUN :-D


I'll be buying a couple of these.
I have a LED Shed light and that charges up fine in the Winter. The light ain't that good but it's only got 6 LED's. This one looks spot on.:-D :-D
#17
dinosteveus
I'll be buying a couple of these.
I have a LED Shed light and that charges up fine in the Winter. The light ain't that good but it's only got 6 LED's. This one looks spot on.:-D :-D


Thanks dino :)

Will wait for Thursday...

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