All metal halide bulbs have a relatively short life span compared to new technologies that are available today. This article is going to share with you the "shocking truth" that you may not realize if you are the owner of metal halide fixtures.
400 Watt Metal Halide Lose 50% Light Output At About 50% Of The Life Of The Bulb.
How long a lamp lasts and how long it's good for are two totally different things.
Most lamp manufacturers rate their 400W Metal Halide lamps between 16,000 and 20,000 hours.
However as you can see from the chart below, the lamps are only producing around 50% of there intended light after only 10,000 hours. (IN FACT...If you look closely, the lighting output begins to decline after you turn on the power to the new bulb.)
So what does that give you? Well, you get a fixture that gives you the equivalent of 200 watts of light for the cost of 400.....pretty sweet deal isn't it? If you think so, you may want to look at the induction line below.
If you re lamped your facility it would take just over a year for you to be down to the light levels of a 400WMH lamp. The bad part is lamps and ballasts don't care if your not getting full light output, they will spin the meter just as fast on day 500 as they did on day 1.
The only real loser is the business owner footing the bill for electricity.
We have proposed upgraded lighting solutions to companies before and had them scoff at any numbers I have shown that consider payback in regards to maintenance savings.
Realistically with a metal halide that burns 12 hrs. per day you should be re lamping every 2 years, even if the lamp still works.
The reason being is that the lamp is only giving you 55%-60% of the light it's supposed to but your still paying for 100% of the light!
Let me put it this way. If our company came and installed 100 brand new lights at your business and within 2 years only 40 of them worked....would you feel ripped off?
Of course you would...and in reality the metal halide bulbs above your head IS ripping you off...it's doing the same thing! It is only working at 50% of its original output, yet your paying the same utility costs.
So, What Are My Options?
A 135 watt LED High Bay will save 305 watts per hour and based on 3,000 hour p.a. @ $0.20 KWH SAVES a total of $180 in electricity savings annually!
Your LED replacements will yield better Lux (light) at ground level with an extended life of 50,000 hours.
Future Energy savers LED will Warrant these lights for 5 years even if you are using them 24/7 or 8,760 hours x 5 = 43,800 hours in total whereby a total new replacement will be made if the LED fails in that time.
The latest range of High Lumen LED High Bays from 95 watt 14,250 lumens / 100 watt 16,500 lumens and 135 watt over 20,000 lumens.
All LED we install are Sensor ready for Micro wave detection or Daylight sensors and can be installed for just $45.
Businesses that qualify under the NSW Energy Savings Scheme can get a brand new LED Hi Bay installed for $100 (normal retail $460) so let’s face it any business failing to take advantage of this generous offer needs to take a course on how to run a business effectively.
Stop Being Ripped Off!
If your unsure of what you have or just want to know what your options are for lighting, give us a call or drop us 0401-226265
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Stop the cycle of being ripped off by Metal Halide lighting today.