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Topic Title: Replacement 4th generation 500w led floodlights
Topic Summary: Looking for a cheaper one but reliable.
Created On: 02 February 2019 02:54 PM
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 02 February 2019 02:54 PM
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ady1

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Hi.
Surprisingly 5 out of about 10 led floodlights have packed up.
They lasted about 2 years and were the cheap ones albeit powerful.
So i'm wondering if anyone can recommend a seller on ebay that although their lights are cheap - you would still recommend.
The alternatives are 8 times more expensive and only have a 3 year warranty, so still a no-brainer for the cheaper ones.
The 4th generation ones are those that look like a big flat version of a traditional halogen floodlight. I need that type as they have a beam angle of 120 degrees that helps with light pollution.
Thanks in advance
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Ady

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 02 February 2019 04:33 PM
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broadgage

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I appreciate that this is not really answering the question, but I have sometimes found it worth while to use cheap ones and accept replacements every couple of years, if access is easy.

If access is problematic, I have sometimes resorted to pairs of cheap LED lights on a 2 way switch. Changeover weekly.
Only replace when both have failed.
 02 February 2019 07:54 PM
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ady1

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Thanks Broadgage - never thought of of doing that.
I think in future I should ensure all are better accessible, although big ones such as these are generally high up and used in large applications.
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Ady

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 02 February 2019 09:19 PM
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HarryJMacdonald

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Screwfix are quite cheap with a 3 year guarantee - but I'm taking one back next week as it failed after 3 months (PIR failed so stays on.)
 02 February 2019 10:30 PM
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ady1

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Thanks Harry
I'm meaning the big ones 300 to 500w. Screwfix don't do them.
Actually, I only recently found out that Screwfix wasn't a dating agency!!
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Ady

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 03 February 2019 12:57 AM
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MHRestorations

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I am loathe to say this but i need to. Sellers on ebay aren't your best bet (you know that of course).

such high power LED arrays will be a fairly specialist thing. Contacting a decent wholesaler will reward you long term. (assuming 300-500w of actual LED rather than 'led replacement for 300 to 500w floodlights')

Sorry if that was patronizing. But. Ebay sellers will provide the cheapest cr*p they can get away with.
 03 February 2019 06:12 AM
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broadgage

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I presume that the reference to 300 watts and/or 500 watts was referring to the light output as being similar to the once popular sizes of halogen lamp.

LED floodlights with an actual energy use of 500 watts do exist but are huge, expensive and only called for in relatively few circumstances.
If the O/P IS referring to an actual loading of 500 watts, then a pair of lights with a changeover switch is worth considering.
 03 February 2019 09:47 AM
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chrispearson

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Originally posted by: broadgage

I presume that the reference to 300 watts and/or 500 watts was referring to the light output as being similar to the once popular sizes of halogen lamp.

LED floodlights with an actual energy use of 500 watts do exist but are huge, expensive and only called for in relatively few circumstances.

If the O/P IS referring to an actual loading of 500 watts, then a pair of lights with a changeover switch is worth considering.


10 (see OP) x 500 W seems rather a lot. Are we lighting a football pitch?
 06 February 2019 11:21 AM
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ady1

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Hi Chris.
Yes, just about...
A mixture of 300 and 500W LED floodlights for a football pitch on a large garden.
Actually Harry.. I have just noticed screwfix do now sell a 300w led flood for £200 - I may consider them, thanks, although I will have paid about £60 each for the original led floods. (from Tamatungdindong!)
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Ady

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