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liamj_6

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I have two floodlights, brand acel, 70 watt son- T fllodlight with son t 70watt lamp.

The bulb colour isnt very good as its orange and doesnt give off much light. I am wondering if there are clear white bulbs or i have seen one called golden white, if they would be okay. Does it have to be a 70 watt bulb or can the wattage be increased, and does it have to be a son type t bulb or can it be a son type e bulb instead. I am also unsure what the internal and external ignitor means and if this unit requires one.

Thanks

Liam
 
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hi mate, been a while since ive messed with these but here goes... internal ignitor, i believe this means that the lamp itself has control gear inside to ignite the gases, and [E] external means that the control gear to ignite the gases is withing the light fittings casing.
i woudlnt recommend sticking bigger bulbs in as they control gear will be rated accordingley to that wattage etc.
sodiums generally arnt that great for excellent flooding, why not just replace the fittings for some metal halide fittings, if its supreme clear flooding i think these are they way to go. again i may be wrong with some of these comments, and some one will put me right if thats the case

cheers
 
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liamj_6

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Thanks for the reply, the bulbs definetly have internal ignitors inside the bulb not the fitting, because i tried some son bulbs without an internal ignitor and the bulbs didnt light.

I have seen some 150watt metal halide fittings that will produce the white light we need, and i am just wondering how much i can expect to pay for an electrician to simply change the two fittings over. The building was fully rewired last year following full refurbishment. the fitings are on the wall, 3m up off ground level.

Manchester Area

Cheers

Liam​
 
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Cirrus

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It shouldn't cost a lot but charges vary enormously. I would personally be quoting you around £70 if it were me but as with everything, some will undercut and others will charge more. Gives you an idea though.
 
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