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Old 09-18-05, 09:05 PM
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low sodium lights

I need to install some low sodium lights in the outside passageways of an apartment bldg. The problem is that I don't know where to bring the supply from. Should I tap off individual apartments or tap off the ac units somehow?

Either one of those ideas will have a direct effect on the utility bill of the tenants.

I could use some ideas on how to go about this.

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Don't even think about trying to tap into an Air Cond. circuit. These units must remain on a dedicated circuit.

A tenant should not be paying the electrical bill for general security and convenience lighting. The housing commission would frown on this. You must have a panel somewhere for the complex. This is the place to get the electricity. Have an electrician run conduit as necessary.
 
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Old 09-19-05, 09:58 AM
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low sodium lights?!?! Do your tennants have high blood pressure?
 
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Old 09-19-05, 06:27 PM
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Scott, those lights are for around health food stores and such..

Glad i am not the only one who thought that was amusing.
 
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Doesn't the buliding have a house panel ? Most apartment bldgs have a panel for common circuts used by all tennants.
 
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We once had an electrician install low sodium lights because my blood pressure was too high.
 
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Originally Posted by iceburg
Either one of those ideas will have a direct effect on the utility bill of the tenants.
During college, I lived in an apartment complex that did this. The corner units had various sodium and mercury lights for security that were wired to the units' panels. Trust me, once the corner tenants found out they were paying for the lights, the bulbs mysteriously disappeared or "somehow" got broken nearly every week.

Your tenants absolutely will not appreciate paying disproportionally for building security.
 
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