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Re: Led's

Posted By: oldskool
Date: Wednesday, 3 March 2010, at 6:06 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.
$10k a year electricity costs....yet more LED propaganda.Im 37 years old,and until the last few years I have NEVER seen a traffic light burnt out.Ive seen it 3 times in the last 18 months,and coincidently,the city changed traffic lights to LED's about 2 years ago.With the influx of new LED signage in the last 3 years in my area,comes more dim,ugly and signs with sections burnt out than ever before.It has also opened the door for these second rate shops that had never done illuminated signs to venture into our end of the market.The signs these bozo's are building are poor quality,ugly and dangerous as most are not built right or up to code.There are some shops in my area that have national clients as customers.Some of these customers made the switch to LED's,and we have noticed that some are coming back to neon because it looks better and lasts longer [a true 100,000 hrs],and didnt see much of an energy savings.

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