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JenniferRipley

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Hi, long story short, I would like to adopt the LED instead of the metal halide.
Can we attach the solar component to the core, universe LED flood light?

Thanks a lot.

gbwillson

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Hi Jennifer, and welcome!

I'm not sure what you are asking...Are you asking for a replacement LED floodlight that can be converted to solar? OR  Do you have a 300 watt halide bulb you want to switch over to a floodlight LED?

LED replacement bulbs now come in almost every shape and size of standard bulbs. Do you know what size and kind of base the halide bulb has? Some are standard A-19, some are the larger Mogul-based, and some have pin-type bases. If you are not sure, see if the bulb has numbers that may help us identify what you have, so we can find a proper replacement.

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Hi Willson, both - I have a 300 watt halide bulb and want to replace it to a solar LED flood light

um.. I am not quite sure about that, it is just a big black box containing the bulb inside. I found that it costs a lot for the electricity, so I would like to replace it.

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You can buy any number of LED floodlights to replace it, even if you have to replace the entire fixture. However if you want to solar power the thing it will get expensive.

You can get solar floodlights but the ones I've seen aren't all that bright. You might install several of them, though.

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Jennifer,
  I replaced a 270 watt halogen bulb with a 75 watt florescent one several years ago.  It must help but I never noticed it on my bill even though it's on 16 hours a day in the winter.  That one recently died so I replaced it with a LED unit that only uses about 45 watts.  I know I won't notice a difference with that one but I sure like the light better, it's brighter and comes on quicker.  Mine is on all night and I prefer that over most of the solar units which come on with movement.  It would take a better panel and bigger battery for an "all night" light.  I doubt many of the solar units would run more than a few hours without modification.  I suspect you would need a "car size" battery, a charge controller,  and a several hundred watt panel to keep it going all night.  So for several hundred dollars it can easily be done, which will pay for a couple of years worth of electricity with my LED unit that cost about 60 dollars.  Not trying to put you off, just trying to keep it simple.  If a part time light is what you want, the solar powered units can be fairly cheap and no power or wiring is required.
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To replace metal h bulbs with led you have to disconnect the balist and wire direct. Electrican can do it or YouTube it.

To add a solar component to each one would cost a ton
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I probably could have been clearer, when I said I replaced a bulb I actually changed the whole light fixture out both times.  Sometimes that was not much more expensive than the replacement bulb.
Dan
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