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Old 02-10-2010, 09:08 PM   #1
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light requirment help


Hi all,
I'm part of a horse club and we are starting to build an outdoor arena.
The local electric co-op is going to donate and set our light poles,about 4 to 8 and about 40' overall . we are going to light an area 150' X 250' .we have electrictions and even a union lineman to help. For cost reasons we will use 1500watt quartz halogen at about thirty feet butwe can't find any area/lumen coverage charts to help with the quantity required.
any help?

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Old 02-10-2010, 09:11 PM   #2
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For cost reasons we will use 1500watt quartz halogen
You mean you want to spend MORE than you need to???
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http://www.rabweb.com/product_detail.php?product=QF1500 Go here and click on the "ez layout" above the photometrics, enter your data and it will display the photometrics of your layout.
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Thanks a Lot!!!


Thanks for the help Wirenut it really helped a lot! It's great to have helpfull people like you! Steve
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You didn't answer my question. It was serious.
How is using quartz halogen "saving" money???
You may be saving on fixtures but you will spend MUCH more in the long run.

HID, such as metal halide, is FAR more efficient and fixture cost is not excessive compared to cheap halogen fixtures that tend to burn out sockets at an alarming rate.
In a large setting like yours halogen is a last resort IMO.
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Sorry Speedy,
I thought that was a redundent question. You are complety right and I agree with you.
I spend a lot of my time at work replacing quartz bulbs,(and HID). They are nothing more than a heatlamp that puts out a little light. But........given the budget and all the other ramifacations, I feel we can install these with an eye to the future and plan on replacing these as our fund raising efforts allow us to do so. As it stands right now, all the money we now have, will just get us started into this summer season. We've been five years raising the money to get us this far. We started with over 100 active members and now number 14. We have lost that many due to the time used to raise this much money. Thanks for your thoughts Speedy. I know you are right. I fear we'll use up our friendship with the local tree trimmers replacing bulbs.

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