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mrmeval From: mrmeval Date: July 28th, 2012 12:02 am (UTC) (Link)
My company is building street and industrial LED lighting. We've went through all the low end players in that industry. We're now engineering our own power supply/controller though we did find two vendors for power supplies that actually worked but we will 100 percent test them as no vendor is ever stable. We're after street, highway and industrial building lighting and for the street/highway we must provide 50,000 hour life expectancy or we pay for the repair/replace which is around $12,000 for each bulb. We've gotten the efficiency up so high that we can crank out more lumens per watt than any of the competition so far. I believe we're up to 100 lumens per watt or better. The DOT does not really care about the power savings it's the longevity they're after but every kwh that is saved is a bonus.
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