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Forum topic by chrisstef posted 01-09-2014 03:08 PM 1088 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-09-2014 03:08 PM

We did a demo job and the guys neglected to protect one of the fixtures that was next to our work area and smashed the hell out of it. Now the grand opening of the building is a couple of days out and I need to replace the fixture. The building was formerly occupied by Hubbelll if it helps.

Here’s a pic of said fixture:

Any help is appreciated.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#1 posted 01-09-2014 03:46 PM

Sorry but I am on the lamps side of the business, we have fixture makers under the same company – but not Hubbell

Contact Hubbell and e-mail them this pic.

Since they are a fixture maker – they likely made this one (but not a guarantee-they may have just moved into an existing building)

Hubbell is mostly in South Carolina – but their AAL (Archetectural Area Lighting) is in California -
Architectural Area Lighting is headquartered in City of Industry, CA.

16555 East Gale Avenue City of Industry, CA 91745

Telephone: 626-968-5666 Fax: 626-369-2695
Good Luck

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#2 posted 01-09-2014 03:48 PM

Thanks Doc. Ive sent it over to their support center but have yet to hear back. Apparently there’s some 16 different lines of lighting supplied by Hubbell al under different manufacturers. Hopefully we’ll get one close to match it. With my luck its been discontinued.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#3 posted 01-09-2014 04:42 PM

Have you got a photo of what it looked like before it was smashed? That might help the search.

-- - Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#4 posted 01-09-2014 04:50 PM

Kinda like that … but with a complete lens and not so dented. Also black in color. ;)

All the white you see is concrete dust and slurry from cutting up a slab.

I think they call it an eyelid design and its under step lighting. Ive gone through tons of websites with no luck though. Ive called a couple of electricians I know and they’ve sent the pic off to their reps. Hopefully someone will come up with something.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#5 posted 01-09-2014 09:31 PM

Sounds like you can’t get a picture of one in good shape, but if you can, you could try Google Goggles. If you’re not familiar, with Google Goggles, you can actually use a photo to search.

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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#6 posted 01-09-2014 09:35 PM

Put a sign up”waiting on the correct parts” no one will pay attention.

-- Life is good.

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#7 posted 01-09-2014 09:40 PM

Super – yea unfortunately no dice on the before pics without an hour and a half ride back to the site but I will definitely try goggles from my phone. Good call, thanks.

Howie – good call. That should fly lol. Unfortunately its a parade for the suits of the University who bought the building. They don’t understand that eggs are broken in omelets and that when you ask a team of animals to complete a project in an absurd amount of time things get broke and replacements don’t come easy. Especially when youre asking a demo guy for a light fixture.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#8 posted 01-09-2014 10:54 PM

How many of the same fixtures? Could you replace a few/ the ones in the area? Can you do some bodywork on the fixture? Is the lens flat or curved? A quick replacement could be cut from a fluorescent lens panel. Flat is a snap, curve you will have to test your heat bending skills.

Now for the ridiculous solutions. Hot chick with push up bra standing directly across from broken fixture.
Dress as a waiter, trip and smash into said fixture. I’m sure others will come to mind.

good luck.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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