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#21 jimmy10

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 01:32 PM

 
So you're saying the lights are about to come on?


ARE THESE LIGHTS ON? CUZ THEYRE ABOUT TO BE ON.

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 01:48 PM

I have always said there were a bunch of dim bulbs at OBD



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Posted 15 February 2017 - 03:23 PM

ARE THESE LIGHTS ON? CUZ THEYRE ABOUT TO BE ON.

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 03:40 PM

Interesting. Sounds like a no-brainer. Cost isn't listed, though.

Looks like this project is going out to bid today with awarding of contract 2-22-17 10:30 am. There was an informational meeting at New Era Stadium today. I think taxpayers are $$$$ for this project along with some HAVC work st NES

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 03:41 PM

Several posts in this thread made me laugh. Well done folks.

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 03:50 PM

So the lights will be on like a mofo?  Is Thurman going to open the bids??



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Posted 16 February 2017 - 04:42 PM

The increased FC level will now meet the NFL lighting criteria and will provide good depth of field and increased visibility for the players and spectators. 

 

So that's why Tyrod couldn't throw over the middle or move faster than a slug during a 2-minute drill. It is all suddenly so clear!



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Posted 16 February 2017 - 06:27 PM

Hopefully they don't go the cheap route, and instead use Ephesus Lighting.....

http://www.syracuse....uper_bowls.html

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 02:55 AM

I always wonder about this stuff. Those energy bulbs yrs ago were acclaimed tk be so great. Meanwhile, they're terrible for the environment. How green is stuff like this just because it lasts longer?
Old fashioned bulbs are extremely recyclable. These new ones not so much.


"Al Gore" bulbs (CFLs) have traces of Hg in them... The LEDs are better I suppose.

But you are right. It gets you wondering.

At work we have over 50+ light standards. When the place was first built in 1960, it used sodium vapor, then they made the switch to metal halide. Just this year we upgraded to LED. The LED bulbs are $150 a pop. Metal halide 30. Nice thing about the LEDs, instant on. But... They better get us at least 10 years a bulb or the way I calculated, we aren't saving anything vs. energy consumption. Rough estimate. Bulbs are only guaranteed for 5 I think. As price of bulbs come down in years, I suppose better. Then factor in what schit hole part of the world the bulbs are made in.

Anyway... Our light standards are going on 60 years, and they are used 365 days a year. The Bills just upgraded in 1999? Sounds to me, somebody is getting rich off the constant "upgrades." Of course a much different system at the field. But really? Any part can be reverse engineered.

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 03:19 AM

"Al Gore" bulbs (CFLs) have traces of Hg in them... The LEDs are better I suppose.

But you are right. It gets you wondering.

At work we have over 50+ light standards. When the place was first built in 1960, it used sodium vapor, then they made the switch to metal halide. Just this year we upgraded to LED. The LED bulbs are $150 a pop. Metal halide 30. Nice thing about the LEDs, instant on. But... They better get us at least 10 years a bulb or the way I calculated, we aren't saving anything vs. energy consumption. Rough estimate. Bulbs are only guaranteed for 5 I think. As price of bulbs come down in years, I suppose better. Then factor in what schit hole part of the world the bulbs are made in.

Anyway... Our light standards are going on 60 years, and they are used 365 days a year. The Bills just upgraded in 1999? Sounds to me, somebody is getting rich off the constant "upgrades." Of course a much different system at the field. But really? Any part can be reverse engineered.


Exiled, I saw your comment over at PPP on this. I'm curious your math. I'll gladly run the numbers for you and give you the ROI.

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 03:49 AM

Exiled, I saw your comment over at PPP on this. I'm curious your math. I'll gladly run the numbers for you and give you the ROI.


Thanks! I will take you up on that!

I am not in @ work until after next week... That's when I can grab the exact past bulb info vs. the new LED energy comsumption.

I will PM that info.

I just can't resolve the price of the new bulbs being 5 times as much. Old bulbs we don't change that much... Some of them last years upon years... But of course consuming vast more energy.

We just finished installing new bulbs within the month so we haven't seen what new electric bill looks like. I am intrested to see the savings vs. the investment w/new bulbs. Will the new LEDs really last long in a harsh environment? At 5 times as much, they have to!

Again, I will PM you the stats when I gather the info a week from Monday (2/27). Exact price of bulbs too along with the price of electricity.

Crunch away... Have @ it! :-)

On another note, @ home I just had a dimmable LED act squirrelly on me after a year. It's on a dimmer and the bulb was out. I said: "That cant be, it's an LED." I was ready to throw away but tested in straight socket, it works. For some reason, it stopped working in that dimmer controlled socket. Other dimmable LEDs still work on that dimmer.

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 07:38 AM

better night lighting for night games they'll never have .... 



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 12:29 PM

They should install them now and donate em to a HS or something (if they have any use left) after the new stadium is built. Let there be light!

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 01:05 PM

better night lighting for night games they'll never have .... 

Like Thursday night games?



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 01:20 PM

Several posts in this thread made me laugh. Well done folks.

 

Yes a number of burnt out light bulbs made pokes at Bills but what are "fans" for if not to make cheap shots at "their" team,

No wonder so many tickets are sold to opposing fans.



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 01:49 PM

They should install them now and donate em to a HS or something (if they have any use left) after the new stadium is built. Let there be light!


What high school would want them? Those lights are so 1999.....

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 02:18 PM

What high school would want them? Those lights are so 1999.....

 

1999 last time we made the playoffs.... :cry:



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 04:47 PM

If we ever make the playoffs again, we'll party like its 1999