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Re: Led's

Posted By: Jerry Strealy
Date: Wednesday, 3 March 2010, at 5:05 p.m.

In Response To: Re: Led's (James1095)


> In all fairness, the incandescent traffic
> signal lamps are replaced yearly in red
> & green sections, and every 2 years in
> amber. Good LED traffic signal units are
> good for 10 years, although quality varies,
> and the power consumption is roughly 1/10th
> that of incandescent with great savings in
> maintenance cost as well. A city near me
> retrofitted two major intersections as a
> trial about 10 years ago and saved $10K per
> year in energy cost.

> At least this particular application is not
> displacing much neon.

The Signals Here in Portland, Oregon. Were Changed To LED, Here In Our Naiborhood 2 New Signal Installations, Burned Out Within 6 Months, Now The Signals Were Changed back To The Incandescent Bulbs,
Traffic Signals & Channel Letter Cabinets Are Not Good For LED Applications, the Extreme Environment of These Lighting Cabinets, Is TOO WET, COLD, HOT, (NOT FOR LED)

The NEW LED Signals Are Dangerous To the Public When The LED, Has Only 2 Little Bubs Glowing, Then OUT, My Neighbors Have Been Talking About The Failing Signals, My Buddy Said One Of His Friends Wasn't Aware Of The Problem And Almost Crashed In The Intersection. Before The City Changed Back To Incandescent.

The Tax Payer Got Burnt On These LED Signals.

You Say One Intersection Cost $5K in electricity Per Year To Operate!!!

Signs Around Here Are Looking Bad As Well, When Its The Front Of Your Business, It Makes Your Business Look Bad.

The Computer Store Down The Street, Had His Neon Sign 10 Years,This Was The First Time He Had To Service The Neon Sign.

Is Now In A Lawsuit Now Because a Sign Guy Took His 10 Year Old Neon Out,(transformer was out The Neon Was Still Good) And Installed LED, Saying He Would Not Have To Service The Sign For 10 Years, & Save $ Electricity,,, 4 Months Later, Some Of The Sign Letters Went Out, The Sign Guy Wanted $425 To Make The Sign Work Again, The Real Warranty Was 30 Days.

Now The Computer Store Has New Open Face Neon Channel Letters With E~Power Supply, Looks Great, With Low Power Consumption.
He Is Burnt Out On LED.

Jerry Strealy Neon, Portland Oregon


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