M&S goes 100% LED

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Re: M&S goes 100% LED

Post by Jack_T » Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:56 pm

If this happens at the Guiseley shop I will be boycotting M&S, looks crap! I wonder how long these will last...

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Re: M&S goes 100% LED

Post by Jack_T » Sat Jul 30, 2011 12:37 am

I wish electricity prices would go down. We're on Economy 7 now :D 4p per kwh at night and 11p in the day!

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Re: M&S goes 100% LED

Post by Tom » Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:06 am

LOL I remember the days when M and S were lit with those huge custom built 8 x 8' fluorescent jobs! Don't know who made them or what gear they used but we all know they would still be alive and lighting to this day!

The Oxford store also had Thorn 250w MBI/F recessed formats with the shallow prismatic pyramid diffusers similar to those on the old forecourt lights. The lamps were special editions with extra red output specified by M&S!

There were also some lovely concealed Atlantic-esque Courtney Pope style fittings in all the sizes from 2' to 8' along the walls! All running with Philips 84 T12 tubes! Simply delightful! :D
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Re: M&S goes 100% LED

Post by Jack_T » Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:09 am

Marks and Spencer have gone downhill since they stopped the 'everything made in England' thing in the early 2000s in my opinion :evil: :evil:

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Re: M&S goes 100% LED

Post by Tom » Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:13 am

LMAO! Tell me about it!! I buy my pants in M&S! They don't last as long as they did when British Made!!
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Re: M&S goes 100% LED

Post by Jack_T » Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:15 am

So do I, 'Made in Sri Lanka' I remember having some pjs made there when they had the tsunami! :lol:

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Re: M&S goes 100% LED

Post by Todd-uk » Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:50 am

jackth01 wrote:I wish electricity prices would go down. We're on Economy 7 now :D 4p per kwh at night and 11p in the day!
11p? who's your supplier?

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Post by Jack_T » Sat Jul 30, 2011 6:09 pm

Todd-uk wrote:
jackth01 wrote:I wish electricity prices would go down. We're on Economy 7 now :D 4p per kwh at night and 11p in the day!
11p? who's your supplier?
Scottish Power, why?

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Re: M&S goes 100% LED

Post by SuperSix » Sat Jul 30, 2011 6:43 pm

It does appear to be a job well done if you ask me, but I'd like to see it in 10 years time. I wonder how many LED drivers they will have got through?

The lamps aren't actually any more efficient then fluorescents but because LEDs produce all their light in one direction, you can direct all of the light exactly where you need it without the losses you get with fluorescents and reflectors so luminaire efficacy more then compensates.

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Re: M&S goes 100% LED

Post by Jack_T » Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:07 pm

I think I'll stick to Fluorescent, M&S know how to trick people into thinking they are ethical and all that crap. :twisted:

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Re: M&S goes 100% LED

Post by Kev » Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:23 pm

Interesting. I have not been able to see the youtube video but i can guarentee you in 10 years there will definatly be failures. And if these are the SMD type of LED that need cooling they will fail even quicker! The drivers will most likely be the weak point in the install. Im sorry but for me Fluorescent all the way! Coming from someone who works in the maintenance side of things. Oh and make that Magnetic Fluorescent!

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Re: M&S goes 100% LED

Post by LinearSLI-H » Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:38 am

Hey Kev, if you had a coustomer that said "I have seen a you-tube video of some LED lighting at M+S, and I`d like you to fit the same to our store",.............what would you advise them :?:
FEED THE MOOMIN!!

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Re: M&S goes 100% LED

Post by Kev » Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:55 am

Well i would advise them that the efficiency is not all its cracked up to be and that they should really go and see the store in question in the dark in person as nifty tricks can be done to videos!
I would advise them to stick with a good reliable tried and tested light sorce such as CDM or Fluorescent!

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Re: M&S goes 100% LED

Post by bristolvr3 » Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:55 pm

Tom wrote:LOL I remember the days when M and S were lit with those huge custom built 8 x 8' fluorescent jobs! Don't know who made them or what gear they used but we all know they would still be alive and lighting to this day!

The Oxford store also had Thorn 250w MBI/F recessed formats with the shallow prismatic pyramid diffusers similar to those on the old forecourt lights. The lamps were special editions with extra red output specified by M&S!

There were also some lovely concealed Atlantic-esque Courtney Pope style fittings in all the sizes from 2' to 8' along the walls! All running with Philips 84 T12 tubes! Simply delightful! :D
I know this is an old post, but I'm a newbie here.
M&S in Winchester (as of early last year) still had those huge fabulous fittings, but now have 6ft T8's inside :(
They too had concealed T12s down each end of the store using 2-6 footers.
I was far interested in looking at them rather than give opinions on the better halfs choice of new clothes!

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Re: M&S goes 100% LED

Post by Paul » Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:27 pm

Hi Bristolvr3 - welcome and congrats on your first post

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