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    Anyone know a lot about outdoor lighting.........???? Need to light as large an area as possible & MUST work and not break at temperatures down to -30 and would prefer just a single flood type light.

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    google led street lights or the hps( high pressure sodium)

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    Quote Originally Posted by AGL4now View Post
    Anyone know a lot about outdoor lighting.........???? Need to light as large an area as possible & MUST work and not break at temperatures down to -30 and would prefer just a single flood type light.

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    I don't know a lot about outdoor lighting, common sense would tell me the higher you are and the bigger the light the more area you will cover. The MUST WORK is simple multiple lights and backup power supply and lots of money.

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    First need to know if you have 120 volt 277 volt ac, or 12 or 24 volt dc. Then choosing the back up power can be determined, LED is a good way to go, but it has no heat generation, so you must have cold weather fixtures. Means a cover over the light that will protect it from snow build up. LED's can operate on high or low voltage. The more heat given off the fixture means higher cost to operate.

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    I was planning for it to be 110V however it could be 220V

    Quote Originally Posted by Gerberman View Post
    First need to know if you have 120 volt 277 volt ac, or 12 or 24 volt dc. Then choosing the back up power can be determined, LED is a good way to go, but it has no heat generation, so you must have cold weather fixtures. Means a cover over the light that will protect it from snow build up. LED's can operate on high or low voltage. The more heat given off the fixture means higher cost to operate.

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    I've always used metal halide or quartz halogen exterior lights when I wanted enough light to work in. Bright and powerful. The only time they haven't held up was when the fixture was above a door and the lamp would get vibration when the door slammed. Both are readily available and inexpensive.

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    If it is 110, I would use a 3 or 4 bank of quartz halogen lites, then when one burns out you will know it is time to replace all the bulbs as the life span is about the same on all the bulbs. Make sure all wire connections are water tight, to avoid corrosion that can cause a fault. You can use a dusk to dawn light switch, so it comes on when it gets dark and goes off at daylight, point the switch away from any other lights. 500 watt bulbs seem to work best, but make sure you buy the good ones, as they last much longer.

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    Search Amazon.com for
    50W LED Spotlight Flood Light High Power Outdoor Wall Cool White

    $46.95 It is the equivalent to 250w.
    I just put one on my house this year, it really lights up the yard!
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    Yep. I converted all my parking lot lights to LED. Never going back to HPS or Halogen again.
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