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Old September 13th, 2012, 09:08 AM   #1
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I am looking to light an area on the side of a building that is 150 feet long (away from the building) and 220 feet wide (@ length of building). It is a truck dock and does not have to be like daylight. Night time operations are rare and lights are for security.

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I was looking at these:
http://www.rabweb.com/productLines.p...orGroup=LFLOOD

anyone use them?
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I was looking at these:
http://www.rabweb.com/productLines.p...orGroup=LFLOOD

anyone use them?
assuming from that list of products that your'e talking building mounted lighting?

for that sized area I am somewhat surprised there aren't any pole mounted lights already.

you may wish to check with your local zoning/code/building department as well - a lot of communities these days have ordinances related to flood-lighting.

commerce township for example does not permit any kind in residential areas, and all commercial site plans have to have a comprehensive exterior lighting plan approved.
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some of the more eco friendly parking lot lighting uses a lower pole to keep light pollution down.
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go with led like the link you provided, or I would get strips of t5 or t8 bulbs and hang on wall or ceiling but it would take alot. Those units take pretty much no power to run tho.
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I would get strips of t5 or t8 bulbs and hang on wall or ceiling but it would take alot. Those units take pretty much no power to run tho.
Problem is those fixtures and bulbs are not very outdoor friendly.
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A bunch of Messicans with flashlights?
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thanks for the advice. Currently there are two 400W Murcury flood lights on the roof. The bulbs must be near the end of their life, the light is very poor.
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Problem is those fixtures and bulbs are not very outdoor friendly.
And most of those fixtures are not directed well, either, they'd be throwing a lot of light upwards into space. T5's operate at peak light output at about 90F, and T8s at 77F, so a lot of the year, they wouldn't do well.
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The schools just took down all there old Halogen parking lot lights and put in LED one last year. They are freaking brighter than the old ones and they look a heck of a lot better. I wish I could remember the name of the company that they got them threw.
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