Formetco’s Lighting Plus+ division offers a full line of lighting options for every face. Including rear illuminated backlit faces and LED illuminated imprints. All accessories are visible on our website. Our mission is to bring all of our expertise with the outdoor advertising industry and supply a variety of lighting solutions. We can assist you in selecting the best lighting options for your market. With this wide array of options you can choose what best suites your business. Whether it be faster ROI, lower energy consumption, higher color rendering or a combination of the group. We are here to help.
Most illuminated bulletins and poster panels use one of three HID (high intensity discharge) lamps as a source of light. By far the preferred lamps for billboards today are Super METALARC. Super METALARC lamps are rated at 40,000 lumens, 20% more than the Universal METALARC lamps, with a typical life expectancy of 20,000 hours.
Super METALARC lamps are position dedicated, which are specifically designed to run in a specific operating position. This feature allows these lamps to exhibit improved performance over Universal METALARC lamps of similar wattage. Product features include longer life, higher maintained lumens and increased efficacy. Our two most popular lamps fall into the Super METALARC category, they are the MS400 HOR and the MS250 HOR. They are also the correct lamps for Holophane?s Panel Vue and Sign Vue fixtures.
Super METALARC Pulse Start lamps are offered in 400 watts and have an improved lumen output with up to 25% energy savings over the Super METALARC lamps. They are among the most energy efficient sources of white light and with the higher lumen output it helps meet today?s color critical application needs. All Holophane Ad Vue fixtures require Pulse Start lamps and since 2008 all Sign Vue & Panel Vue fixtures require them as well.
Universal METALARC lamps are offered in several wattages ranging from 175W to 1000 Watts, most popular are the 400 watt lamps. They offer exceptional white light and allow for design flexibility from a position standpoint with multiple light source solutions to choose from. M400U is the correct lamp for Express Light fixtures and Crouse Hinds Knight Light fixtures.
Starting January 1, 2009 all metal halide lamps rated from 150W to 500W shall not contain a probe start ballast. All of Holophane?s Ad-Vue fixtures use pulse start technology. However, the Holophane Sign-Vue and Panel-Vue fixtures used the old style probe start lamp and ballasts but switched to pulse start technology in the fall of 2008. Please be aware that the old style probe start lamp and ballast system is not compatible with the new pulse start system. Using the wrong lamps will result in very rapid lamp failure. The difference between the two systems is the new pulse start system has three components; a ballast, capacitor, and an igniter. The old probe start system has just two components, the ballast and a capacitor.
Outdoor Billboard HID fixtures are generally difficult to reach and to service. Subsequently, the cost of labor can often exceed the cost of the ballast and/or lamp. When the ballast, capacitor or ignitor reach end-of-life, it is recommended that all of these components in the fixture be replaced at the same time. It is equally suggested that the lamp also be replaced, assuring optimal performance of the system and eliminating the need to re-service the fixture during the entire life-cycle of the lamp.
Designed for attaching any type of light fixture to the bottom side of your catwalk/scaffold while increasing walkway safety by eliminating possible trip hazards. Our brackets come in 3, 4 and 6 inch sizes, and are made of 12-gauge galvanized steel. Because of the high quality of steel used, these brackets have great weather protection and are very rust resistant. They?re perfect for all types of catwalks because they simply hang onto the outside of the catwalks kickrails. Our 6 inch conduit brackets are designed specifically to fit our FormeTred Scaffold. All brackets include a galvanized 4? U-bolt and flange nuts.
Formetco offers 1-1/2? square or 1-1/4? round conduit, with or without a 7? pre-wire. These light fixture conduits provide exceptional strength along with the safety of a square tube, which prevents light fixture roll-overs. We?ve also designed them to support the heaviest billboard light fixture up to 5? out from the billboard face. Custom conduits are available depending on application.
Control and monitor billboard lighting through cell, laptop or tablet. SmartLink is a cellular M2M controller designed exclusively for the outdoor billboard industry to remotely control and monitor billboard lighting. SmartLink? offers the following features:
SIMPLY THE MOST ADVANCED LED BACKLIT BILLBOARD DISPLAY AVAILABLE WITH SUPERIOR ILLUMINATION AND ENERGY SAVINGS
Formetco’s internally illuminated backlight billboard displays are a great alternative over traditional externally illuminated billboard faces in premium locations. Because of Formetco’s unprecedented LED lighting solution with superior light output and color rendering, your client’s advertisements will standout dramatically as it creates an eye-catching visual for evening viewers. Formetco’s simple backlight frame design and mounting clip system makes upgrading existing billboard structures at any installation site easy and efficient. And, each one comes equipped with Formetco’s leading Materials and Service Warranty coverage which means you can purchase with confidence.
Formetco’s reliable and superior LED illumina- tion outperforms any other type of lighting used today Formetco’s LED lighting has an 18 year life expectancy and is backed by a 5 year warranty, including LED drivers Designed to achieve incredible power savings for a fast R.O.I. Enjoy the lowest maintenance of any lighting solution Low voltage LED drivers replace high failure HID and florescent ballasts with instant on-off illumination at any outside temperature Formetco’s LED illumination provides true color accuracy through the purest white light output possible Perfectly even, edge to edge LED illumination Backlight frames are built from quality steel and aluminum to provide the most durable display in the industry Slim 13” modular cabinet design and mount- ing clips makes installation quick and easy Standard sizes range from 5’x11’ to 20’x60’ with custom sizes available Available in standard wrap or front insert models for installation of backlit flex-faces LED Retrofit Panels are available for existing backlight billboard displays
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