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    Quote Originally Posted by Riven37 View Post
    I know cars with those LED headlights hurt my eyes, now they want us all to go blind. years later they say LED's causes some type of blindness and go back to Edison lights.
    Hello Riven..

    I agree that some people have headlights that are too bright and can be a safety issue to oncoming traffic. I don't think they are adjusted to the correct angle to the road.

    This is different. First off some of the cree LED lighting looks like they have adjustable brightness. Street lights also aim down not directly at you.

    They really do save energy, have lower replacement ratios and in the end do save us money. The question is do you buy the LED fixtures and replace the lights as they blow or replace the lights in full.

    Some stuff is stupid to replace in the name of "saving money". Spending 1 million dollars to start seeing a payback in 25 years is stupid. We have seen government do this in the past. "We are going to save so much money" but they fail to mention the upfront money spend including the time it takes to make that money back. IE: solar panels. By the time you get your money out it's time to replace them again. You know what an electric inspector with many years of experience to me? They add extra cost when you have roof issues. When it's time to replace your roof they have to taken down and put back up. All added cost.

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    I just contacted Cree LED lighting.

    I sent an example of the fixtures us property owners own and asked for a recommendation for replacement. I asked if I could purchase 1 unit of what they recommend. We'll check them out. We also have to see what other companies have a competing product to Cree.

    Tonight I'm going to pull out Big Larry and show you how far LED lighting has come along.

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    Cree already got back to me at 11:54 and I called about 11:15.

    They are going to send me some information based on the examples I sent.

    They also gave me a contact name to get a possible sample or to purchase what are town can use.

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    Hopefully hopefully whatever lights they get won't be effected by my street light interference condition.

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    Cree is right on the ball.

    Had links to literature by 12:22 today

    There are many opinions. I sent in the above light pole photo and they came back with these:

    XSP Series

    XSP1™ LED Street/Area Light – Single Module – Version B


    RSW Series

    RSW™ LED Street Luminaire – Small

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    Talked to the local rep for Cree.


    Ferrini-Konarski Associates, Inc., is an Upstate New York agency representing some of the finest manufacturers of commercial, industrial and residential lighting fixtures, controls, and associated products.

    http://www.ferrinikonarski.com/


    Cree is one of the best for retro fitting the light poles we see throughout our town.

    He gave me some names of distributors because I would like to purchase a sample.

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    Cree Lighting Guideway Series Street Light | Animated Product Short


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