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    LED lighting retrofit

    I have a customer with a zerozone 3 door freezer with both ballasts burned out. The OEM Anthony ballasts are outragously expensive. Aftermarket Fulham ballasts are pretty pricy too. Then I thought about converting the case to LED lighting. The LED bulbs range in price from a little cheaper than the Fulham ballast to about 50% more. Anyone have experiance with LED retrofits and can recommend a brand? Or am I best off staying flourescent?

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    I haven't DONE any LED retrofits and can't speak to brand, but the retros that I have seen are very nice and have been, so far, trouble free.

    I am trying to sell customers on them as they ask me to order Anthony ballasts.

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    Here's a couple of companies I found who have LED lighting for reach-ins:

    http://www.i2systems.com/industry/re...-food-service/

    http://www.nualight.ie/index.html

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    We have one store with retrofits on Anthony doors. Now ice builds up between the doors where the ballasts use to be. (yes the heaters are working)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mspanky View Post
    We have one store with retrofits on Anthony doors. Now ice builds up between the doors where the ballasts use to be. (yes the heaters are working)
    One would think that a few minutes with some sheet armaflex and a razor knife would solve that problem.

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    We have one guy at our shop that does led retros and ecm motor changeouts exclusively. He has put a lot of time in determining the led's he uses for the best look and cost as well.
    Give me a day or two and I will get the info from him on the brand, etc.
    "Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better"

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    Quote Originally Posted by mspanky View Post
    We have one store with retrofits on Anthony doors. Now ice builds up between the doors where the ballasts use to be. (yes the heaters are working)
    Are the doors AND frame heaters being pulsed on and off? I have also found that the wire penetrations to the recepticles don't always get sealed up so well.
    "Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better"

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    Quote Originally Posted by thefreezerguy View Post
    We have one guy at our shop that does led retros and ecm motor changeouts exclusively. He has put a lot of time in determining the led's he uses for the best look and cost as well.
    Give me a day or two and I will get the info from him on the brand, etc.
    The brand he uses is "LED POWER"
    "Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better"

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    Quote Originally Posted by thefreezerguy View Post
    The brand he uses is "LED POWER"
    Thanks for that info.
    Here's their web page on case lighting:

    http://www.ledpower.com/freezer_case.html

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    A Publix supermarket near me recently retrofitted their reach-ins with LED's.

    I poked around the other day and found some info:

    Energy Planning Associates
    Item ID: 8496-CF

    This is what I found on line about them:

    http://www.envirobrite.net/products/cooled.html

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    Most stores in my area are going to LED case lights with motion sensors. We don't install them, but I'll look for the make/model next time.

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    there sure is a lot of option out there...makes it confusing

    Some of the LED options like in icemeisters links seem to be entire fixtures/enclosures. Other options I've seen are tubes that fit into the flourescent socket and you bypass the ballast. Thats more of what I'm looking for. I wonder how they compare in performance.

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    Checkout my web site. I can provide LED lighting www.resourcetechgroup.com . L.E.D. lighting can save up to 65% vs. standard lighting. A good number to go by is $185.00=$200.00 per door.
    Good Luck!

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