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daddywoofdawg

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01-14-2015 01:58 AM

Does anyone know if there is a direct replacement LED drop in that is for the 500W Halogen Flood Lamps? I’m getting tired of buying replacement bulbs and LED would be so much brighter. If there is one out there please post a link, thanks guys and gals.
fits this type of work light
http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200596299_200596299?utm_source=Criteo&utm_medium=ActiveUsers&utm_campaign=facebook&utm_content=234x104


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#1 posted 01-14-2015 02:07 AM

I doubt you will be able to find any LED replacement for a 500W bulb.. and if they exist, I’m sure they are way expensive and wouldn’t be any brighter (but maybe a different color temperature). I have several of those type lights and I get my bulbs from HF for about a buck a piece. Never get tired of going to HF :)

Cheers,
Brad

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#2 posted 01-14-2015 02:14 AM

Maybe in a few years.

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#3 posted 01-14-2015 02:17 AM

Another problem is the heat that LEDs emit. You would have to have some sort of heat sink as well, not to mention the circuitry to drive the LEDs.

You might lood at this video.

-- Respectfully, Paul

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daddywoofdawg

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#4 posted 01-14-2015 02:20 AM

how long does your bulbs last? mine seem to last about 8 hrs is why I’m thinking a led replacement.I know they make a t-3 led replacement bulb just they are low like 50w.
http://www.hero-ledstore.com/led-light-bulb-double-ended-r7s-c-1_281.html

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#5 posted 01-14-2015 03:19 AM

I bought one of these when they were on sale for half price. This is about as close as you will get.

http://homehardware.ca/en/rec/index.htm/Plumbing-Electrical/Electrical/Light-Fixtures/Portable-Lamps/Work/108-LED-Eco-Zone-Portable-Work-Light/_/N-ntk0d/Ne-mmlk/R-I3646481

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#6 posted 01-14-2015 03:35 AM

There are lights made that would replace the functionality (equivalent lumens and color) that might fit in a similar size case, but not a drop in replacement. My company sells LED solar power street lights and we have a 100 watt LED that will outshine a 1000watt metal halide light.

What you are looking for, if it’s ever produced, would have to sell for around $100 so I doubt it would be cost effective for such a nitch market.

I have seen LED lights for retro fitting “can” recessed lights that produce about 800 lumens, close to a 100 watt bulb, for around $20 bucks. Maybe you could get 4 of these and make a fixture for them.

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#7 posted 01-14-2015 03:55 AM

Negative. It would have to to a driver with the bulb. So more than likely it would be a whole fixture.

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#8 posted 01-14-2015 04:20 AM

Here is an LED light claims to outputs 2500 lumens

Here is a good article about lumens, Lux, and watts

-- Respectfully, Paul

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#9 posted 01-17-2015 03:09 AM

Since the light output of an LED is loosely equal to 10 times its watts, that Northern Tool 2500 lumen, 30 watt light would be like a 300 watt Halogen without the heat.

Like I said, what you are looking for would have to sell for around $100, the Northern Tool light was $94.

And as others have said, the light will probably be a whole fixture instead of a drop in replacement.

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#10 posted 01-17-2015 03:23 AM

As I see it, that $94 light only emits 2500 lumens, and the $15 halogen puts out more than three times that amount (8000 lumens), so they aren’t even close.

Cheers,
Brad

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#11 posted 01-17-2015 03:37 AM

So how long Should I expect a halogen to last? mine don’t last more than about 8 hrs,even though the package say’s I think 1k hrs.

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#12 posted 01-17-2015 03:43 AM

Closest thing I’ve seen (without spending a fortune) is on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CZ75TWA/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=2MQL9HQMI5LQX&coliid=IIS0BAW3WSOAJ&psc=1. You would also need a heat sink and a driver so the total would be close to $40 for everything and you still would need a fixture to contain everything.

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#13 posted 01-17-2015 04:18 AM

In the just released Woodsmith Guild Edition, there is an article titled “Upgrade to LED Lighting”.
In the article is a picture of a drop in 500W Halogen Bulb replacement LED. Although they list “sources & resources”, this LED bulb is not listed.

I haven’t been able to find ANY other reference to it ANYWHERE….
But it does look like it exists…. somewhere!!!

I hope someone can find it & posts a link here….

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#14 posted 01-17-2015 04:31 AM

Here is a link.

And more on Amazon

-- Respectfully, Paul

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#15 posted 01-17-2015 05:35 AM

A town nearby just replaced all their street lamps with LED bulbs, so high power bulbs do exist. I forget the price, but they were fairly pricey. Part of the money savings came from not needing to replace them every couple of years.

Google LED street lights and you will find many links for high power bulbs. The first link I clicked on had some 13200 lumen bulbs for $409 each. Total power is 120W in a 5.55” by 12.01” package.

-- Steve

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