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Lithonia Lighting Wall-Mount Outdoor Metallic Fluorescent Area Light
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Lithonia Lighting

Wall-Mount Outdoor Metallic Fluorescent Area Light

  • Dusk-to-dawn photocell turns the light on at dusk and off at dawn
  • 65 watt compact quad-tube fluorescent bulb (included)
  • Light output approx. equal to 275 watts of incandescent light
$37.97 /each

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The Lithonia Lighting Wall-Mount Outdoor Fluorescent Area Light has a rugged, weather-resistant die-cast aluminum housing and a dusk-to-dawn photocell for automated energy savings. One 65-watt fluorescent bulb (included) provides light output approximately equal to 275 watts of incandescent light. The 10 in. round, prismatic acrylic lens stylishly complements the housing and diffuses the light to cover a wide area.

  • Rugged, weather- and rust-resistant die-cast aluminum housing
  • 10 in. round prismatic acrylic lens provides illumination up to 40 in. x 40 in. depending on mounting height
  • Metallic finish complements the acrylic lens in an attractive, decorative design
  • Easily installs directly to wall or post
  • Can be installed with an optional 24 in. extension arm accessory (OMA 24, sold separately)
  • 65 watt compact quad-tube fluorescent bulb (included) provides light output approximately equal to 275 watts of incandescent light
  • Dusk-to-dawn photocell turns the light on at dusk and off at dawn for convenience and energy savings
  • CUL listed to US and Canadian safety standards

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can i replace bulb with equal valued 275 watt incandescent light bulb?

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mrs. chardonnay
December 12, 2012
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Houston
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November 10, 2015
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No one makes a 275 watt incandescent light bulb, they make metal Hilide or other kind but not incandescent.
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December 13, 2014
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I tried that, and it does not work, need CFL recommended on fixture--hard to find replacement bulb.
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March 11, 2014
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No
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September 6, 2013
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The short answer is no. You must use the exact same bulb that came with the fixture. Be aware that some of these units use bulbs with a mogul base and some use a bulb with a standard base.
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August 21, 2013
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no the light base will not support the incandescent bulb, different starter system. The bulb will screw in but will not light up
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March 24, 2013
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This unit is not designed for incandescent bulbs.
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February 27, 2013
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No you cant, the florescent lights have ballasts and starters that regular incandescent fixtures do not use.
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January 6, 2013
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you need to define what the bulb you are wanting to replace is and what it is going in .
You can not replace a HPS , LPS , MH etc. with an incandescent . Incandescent bulbs do not use a ballast . you can replace an halogen bulb with incandescent
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December 21, 2012
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U can replace the bulb with equal valued of 42 watts or equal valued of 275 watt incandescent light if u replace the bulb with a lower watts it will ilumens a littlebit less but it will save u some money on ur electric bill, it will be lower bill by using a lower watted light bulb. hope this helps in some way.
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December 13, 2012
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These bulbs are not interchangeable:
The reference to the 275 watt incandescent lamp is simply to show how much more efficient the Fluorescent lights are. All it really means is that if you wanted to get an incandescent bulb with the same light output as this 65W CFL, that incandescent bulb would have to be 275W to put out the equivalent amount of light.
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These bulbs are not interchangeable:
The reference to the 275 watt incandescent lamp is simply to show how much more efficient the Fluorescent lights are. All it really means is that if you wanted to get an incandescent bulb with the same light output as this 65W CFL, that incandescent bulb would have to be 275W to put out the equivalent amount of light.
That being said, the ballast is rated to handle a 65W bulb; you could put a 65W incandescent in there but it would be a small fraction of the light output. This ballast is not rated to handle a 275W lamp. The bulbs would burn out soon after installation. Read Less
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December 13, 2012
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i dont see why you couldnt. the only problem i can think of is the bulb hanging way outside of the bottom of the fixture.
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when installing a new bulb in your security lights, do u turn the switch off and put the new bulb in or do you turn the switch on and then install the

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July 30, 2012
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March 11, 2014
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Turn off to install bulb
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November 26, 2013
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As a general safety rule, always turn off/disconnect power to a fixture when performing work, even a simple task such as replacing a bulb. If the light comes on while replacing, the bulb can get quite hot quicker than expected. I would recommend at least turning off the light switch, and taping it in the off position if you have small children close who might turn it on while you're working on it. Read More
As a general safety rule, always turn off/disconnect power to a fixture when performing work, even a simple task such as replacing a bulb. If the light comes on while replacing, the bulb can get quite hot quicker than expected. I would recommend at least turning off the light switch, and taping it in the off position if you have small children close who might turn it on while you're working on it. Remember, even dusk-to-dawn security lights may turn on during the day if you accidentally cover the sensor.
I know, it's a lot for such a simple task.
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Turn the switch off. Replace the bulb and then when you switch the power back on, you need to watch the light. It should come on and stay on until the light meter calibrates and then (if daylight) it should knock off. That's how you know it's working.
If you're just replacing the bulb during the day when the light sensor has the power swtiched off, I think you would be okay
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It is always safer to turn the switch off before replacing a bulb. This goes for any light fixture.
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August 21, 2013
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I have the dawn dusk sensor so the power is off when I replace the bulb during daylight hours.
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March 24, 2013
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Always remove power from unit when replacing bulb, for safety, also light will sometimes come on when power is first applied, this might surprise the installer, the last thing you need when up a ladder.
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You should always turn off an appliance before doing anything to it . In the case of the security light it is off in day time so go for it then.
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December 21, 2012
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u MUST turn the switch off OR THE BRAKER THAT GOSE TO THAT PARTICULAR LIGHT,and put the new bulb in.
IF U DONT turn the switch off OR THE BRAKER OFF YOU WILL GET UR FINGERS BURN BY THE LIGHT BULB.
MAKE SURE THE LIGHT BULB IS THE SAME ONE RECOMENDED FROM THE MANUFACTURE, OR HAVE THE SAME PART NUMBER LIKE THE ONE U HAVE
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you need to completely turn off the power to the fixture for some strange reason. if you install the new bulb with the power on (even if the photo eye is not allowing power to the socket) the bulb will never turn on
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July 30, 2012
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Paul,
You would need to turn the switch off before you install the new bulb.
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would it be ok to use a fluorescent 60 watt bulb , such as the new coiled ones in this particular lamp ?

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The coiled fluorescent 60 watt bulb may work if the base is the right size but it is doubtful that it would be as bright as the 65 watt lamp.
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I tried that, did not work, according to what I can learn, there is a ballast in the bulb.
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Fluorescent lighting may be more energry efficient, however, they are harder to read by and sometimes do not fit into the existing lamp fixtures.
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January 23, 2014
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it requires a 65 watt quad tube florescent bulb which is available at home depot.
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December 19, 2013
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Hi Temmil 7,
This lamp uses a quad type bulb, which has a special rectangular end and straight pin connectors.
A regular spiral CFL will not fit this fixture.
Mike,
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can i replace the bulb with a metal halide bulb?

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Don't think so ... the transformer in the fixture is designed to match the wattage need of the sodium bulb. My previous fixture was 175w and I downsized to a more energy-efficient 70w and the 70w would not work in the 175w fixture.
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no the fluorescent light base will not support the metal halide bulb. Different starter system.
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No, there is no transformer in the fixture
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No . MH requires it's own ballast along with HPS . this light puts out a tremendous amount of light . I was very impressed. Mount it up high to cover a lot of area.
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May 24, 2013
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The Wall-Mount Outdoor Fluorescent Area Light uses a different ballast than the metal halide bulb
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Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 106 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by I have purchased three of these units in the last two years. one for my patio, one for my shop and one for a good neighbor. These units really throw out the lite. It is well constructed and easy to install. As a retired Electrical Contractor, I would recommend this fixture for any DIY'er. October 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Light! I now have light on the side of my house.It is a wonderful product. October 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great purchase! Easy to install and it's really bright...exactly what was needed!!! September 20, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Purchased 6, all were junk in a few months. Bought 6 of these Wall-Mount Outdoor Metallic Fluorescent Area Lights for inside a building. We taped over the photo sensors and connected them to a wall switch. They worked fine for a few months. None were exposed to any rain or bad weather. These lights took a long time to turn on in cold weather, starting out very dim and after about 10 minutes were up to full output. All fixtures failed within a 6 months. The special 65 watt mogul base Florescent bulbs (larger diameter screw type base than a household bulb) do not have a ballast built into them and are $14.00 to replace if you can find them. This fixture will not use standard compact florescent bulbs, nor any halogen, metal halide or low pressure sodium bulbs with the same base! The ballast or power supply is built into the fixture and will only work with the special bulb. We bought one bulb to replace the first one, that was not the problem. The ballast inside the fixture failed, it is a tiny circuit board and the high voltage chip burned out. Home depot and the manufacturer do not sell replacement circuit board ballasts. We removed all the ballast, installed a standard base light socket directly attached to the power. Since we did not need the photo sensor inside a building, we removed it. We bought the standard base replaceable daylight led light bulbs and we now have working lights. LED bulbs work in cold weather and are instant on to full brightness. The Led bulbs are rated for 50,000 hours and have a 5 year warranty. At least now we have a foolproof light fixture that illuminates our building very well and we did not have to totally scrap the nice metal housing. Now we can replace the bulbs in the future if they go bad, unlike many of the Integrated ( read that as built in light bulb - if they fail, replace the entire fixture) LED light fixtures that are sold at Home Depot. September 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by wall mount out door metallic fluoresent area light the light was easy to install,it puts out lots of light. bulb also came with it I am well satisfied with it. would recommend to others. September 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by I M happy Replacing the older less efficient fixture with a new one was only a few dollars more than replacing the bulb in the old fixture. The new fixture is brighter, rated far more energy efficient and only took about 20 minutes to install. February 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ............and then there was light!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My husband put up this light for security and it is amazing.I love having my yard all lit up and being able to see what is lurking out there where before it was to dark to see anything. They say that lights deter burglars. I hope this is true.I feel safer just knowing this.It illuminates my warning sign as you can see in my photo. December 22, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by wall mount outdoor metallic fluoresant area light I ordered this on line and , I mounted it using the mounting arm. on a 25 ft high light pole. This was a replacement light that had been there for 20 years. I mounted and wired the light went down turned it on .(IT DIDN'T WORK ) I returned it to a local store and got another one . Mounted it .( DID NOT WORK EITHER) I checked and rechecked the electric wires and circuits. No problem there. I went back to the local store and returned this one . But I purchased another model this time went home tested on the ground first then put it on the pole 25 ft up and this one worked. I don't know what the problem was but it may be a bad line of lights . Since it was a fluorescent light I could not test it with a meter. I think I must have been a fool for not testing these on the ground, because at 25 ft in the air on a ladder is not a place to be trouble shooting a problem, so in 25 years I will remember this if I'm still alive August 2, 2016
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