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A coach building company I do work for built a posh "burger van" for a customer.

now I put 14 GU10 Downlights into this space which I and everyone thought was more than sufficient.

However the customer believes this is woefully insufficient, and wants an additional 25 fittings fitted! ie 49 GU10 fittings.....

At 400LM per bulb this is almost 20,000 lumens in a ----ing burger van!!

It will be 3 rows of lights, with each light 5 inches away from each other!!

Maybe I should fit halogen bulbs, and he will have some heat lamps ;)


Do you guys agree this is excessive........?
 
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I'm guessing not much ceiling height if its in a van. Whats the beam angle on the downlights? They may be too narrow and so causing lots of shaddows in between / when the fixture is behind your head. I would have thought led battens/tubes would be better?
 

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What kind of 'Van' is It . Is it a large static portocabin type with seating?
 

buzzlightyear

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what the betting they put all the lighting in a wow ,turn them lights out .the last time I saw something like that was at a circuses ,who's the job for papa lazarou.
 
I run 20 of them so zip up fatty or I'll cut your wife's hours......... ;o)))))
I'll have you know, I'm a lanky streak of pi$$ and my wife is a 20 stone cross dressing plumber named Nigel. Seems we both need a better class of lady in our lives...
 
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The current bulbs are Elite 4W 4K bulbs, which are 400lm with a 60D beam angle.
It was a customer request to have replaceable bulbs.

It is just a standard trailer "burger van" that is towed with a van.

The full Articulated trailer's we have done have had less lights!

Will take a photo of the finished article......
 
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The current bulbs are Elite 4W 4K bulbs, which are 400lm with a 60D beam angle.
It was a customer request to have replaceable bulbs.

It is just a standard trailer "burger van" that is towed with a van.

The full Articulated trailer's we have done have had less lights!

Will take a photo of the finished article......
 

Charlie_

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Also are the fittings suitably ip rated..
1. For all the steam
2. For environmental health reasons ( depending on how strict the inspectors are)
 

GBDamo

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You've fitted 14, are going to fit 25 more.

You charging the customer for 49. I like the cut of you're jib. ;)

When the burger flipping grease monkey looks up to count them, make sure they're on.:)
 

GBDamo

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stick a grid ceiling in and fill it with 600x600 panels.

"CAN YOU SEE YOU'RE BURGERS NOW? WELL CAN YOU?"
 

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I think it's the reflection on the back row that makes them look out of line.
 

freddo

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Don't worry if they are too bright now, the layer of grease that will build up will soon correct that.
 
A chap I know who became an electrician after several years as some kind of roving consultant chef for Waitrose insists that one cannot have too much light in a kitchen and at that it should be "daylight" / 6,000K bulbs as well.
 
Sounds like a man who likes high lumen levels
Leds are not best for high lumen work
The best would be hid lights
high in output but not high in heat
 

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Sorted 12 months back, I would have thought.

Beat me to it fred...…bloody sharp them foxes!
 
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