Amy Workman Outdoor September 06th, 2018 - 22:51:37
Commercial lighting, we're actually going to be installing a Cree CR 24 ceiling troffer, it's a direct replacement for a 4-foot fluorescent ceiling. Troffer. You know just like these, but this is a free product. We're going to show this to you as we put it in okay. So this is a CR 24 by Creek, it's a direct layin replacement for a standard, 4-foot fluorescent troffer fixture.
The nice thing about it is it's a hundred percent LED it can take an input voltage anywhere from 120 to 277, so pretty much any typical commercial or retail type of building will be able to take these with no problem. The nice thing about it is, there are only 44 watts. A typical 4 foot, fluorescent troffer with t12 bulbs, is gon na run about 200 watts. This is less than a quarter of that typical t8 fixture with 4 bulbs, you're still talking about a hundred and sixty watts. For that fixture.
This is only 44 watts. It gives out a better quality light. There are no bulbs to ever change because this doesn't burn out. It's an LED and it'll last increase got it rated at 50,000 hours, which is eight years of never being turned off constantly on, so the energy savings and the maintenance savings alone. This thing will pay for itself, usually inside a couple of years.
It depends on the particular metrics of the building, but we can work all that out when we do our energy analysis and we can let you know how soon this thing actually pays for itself, including the installation. So that's the nice thing about it. Environmentally, this, the lighting industry is still pushing fluorescent fixtures as an environmental solution. They're really not they're full of mercury. Mercury is a highly toxic substance.
It'S gon na go right into a landfill unless they're, properly recycled and if they are properly recycled, then you know, if you're a building manager, you have to document all that you have to properly recycle them and you have to make sure that you tell the authorities The way that you're doing it, it's a big expense. You never have to change bulbs in this and it's pretty simple to install. It just lays in as a direct replacement for the fixtures that are already there and it looks quite a bit different than a regular light, but that's it there's no lens on it. The LED is actually the middle part of the fixture right there as you'll see once it once it turns on we're making the connection now all right. Now, you might notice that the color is a lot different than some of the other fluorescents in the ceiling.
Here the CRI color rendering index in this fixture is actually a 93. Now the amount of light that's coming out of this fixture is actually more than the light. That's coming out of the fluorescent fixtures at an at a fraction of the energy. This light is using forty-four watts of power, which I'll show you in just a second and here's the proof. Forty-three point, eight watts, that's what that light is pulling okay, so that that bulb, that fixture here has 240 watts t12 bulbs in it at 40, watts apiece, plus the ballast, is drawing a little bit of power.