GreenlightUPS.com is a business between Wes Shreve and Bob Durham. For years, our partnership was simply known as WeBob.
Today we are GreenLightUPS, a multi-million dollar electrical and UPS firm.
In this blog we discuss battery backups, and other power management issues.
Call or Text Me at 561-523-1925 with any questions 7 days a week
Looking for the best values across the many popular specs of UPSes?
Here they are. While some are older units, others are just great values because of stock levels or buys. All include new fresh batteries and our 15 month warranties.
Small Rack = the 402c for $227
APC's older cousin to the newer SUA1500RM2U, but at $75 cheaper... its a great buy
Mid Level Rack = the tl262 for $407
Tripplite makes a 2600va unit with extended run and tower or rack mounts. Nobody thinks of a 2600va, but its a great buy.
3KVA workhorse = the hp312 for $417
A full powered 2U extended run unit with twistlock ports. These modular units are an impressive buy for those who know that they were made by Powerware. They look ugly, but for what you save, buy it a nice bow tie and call it a night.
Premium 120v Unit = the to312 for $577
WOW! -- 2U, Online, Extended Run. We sold these for $799 last year. This year we get a pallet of them and now the price cant be beat.
Remember, these are the weBob Blog's best bets... You will need call Bob 954-580-4070 or email to get these great deals.
Of course you can buy those giant alien bug eye lights as an emergency lighting in your location. But if you want your existing lighting fixtures (LED, hi hats, or specialty fixture) to have battery backup lighting... you need an inline UPS
Years ago we made the PowerTower, which supplied battery lighting to customer's stairwell LED lighting system.
So many new developments, products and services. I am going crazy, but I love it, Its only fitting that one of my favorite artists (Chicane) released a beautiful album with the lead single.. No More I Sleep.
While I personally think the guy in the video looks more sick than tired, its still a great video.
Anyway since No More I Sleep... we have had lots of innovations including
Portable Battery Systems - This company commissioned us to make their lithium ion portable battery system. It looks great and the first few have rolled off our lab.
Emerald warranty service - While 15 months is a good standard warranty, 24 month extended warranty with unlimited phone support, next day battery replacement and webcard monitoring is even better.
EasyRBC.com. Yes, the 15 other sites we run, wasn't enough. #16 is a site dedicated to local customers needing onsite hassle free battery replacement. Just send us a text of your failing unit and we come with a replacement
NoBuyUPS is off and running.
Michele Aurigemma has joined the team. She will helping Nicole, Sydney and Katy plus doing some sales.
So we decided to launch a line of products specifically designed to include Delivery, Installation and StartUp. Many of these bundles include common add-ons like PDUs, Network cards, and XR run cabinets.
The GO Line is available in only select markets where we have work scheduled ....
Check our GO Page for cities and products.
Get ready New York, Tampa, and Southern California! The GreenLight Band is packing up its batteries and hitting the road. Cheap Motels and Bad Coffee will keep the team going as we Rock On! Let us help you while we are in town:
Do you have a Matrix 5000 and need to finally upgrade it to something this century?
Oddly enough, there is still nothing that delivers the awesome power and full features of the APC Matrix UPS.
Some of the most important features
Split Phase 120/240 and 120v, 208v, 240v outputs
48VDC Battery bus (especially if your batts are still good)
Charger capable of charging 17280vah of batteries (4 x SmartCell XR sets)
Some suggestions include the APC Smart RT XLP Unit (593p4), but that requires a L1430P input and still has that 192v DC bus and no isolation transformer.
Another idea is the APC SmartUPS RT TF3 (593g4s). Here we have the L630P input and outputs like the matrix, and even the isolation transformer, but still the lousy 192vDC limits
You could go to a Symmetra LX 8kva, which has nearly endless runtime, but the inputs are wrong and still no isolation transformer.
So what do do?
Our best solution is a APC Smart UPS XL TF3 (595bs). This unit is a 5kva Smart UPS XL line-interactive, tranformer-based unit with a isolation transformer. It has the right inputs and outputs, plus the transformer and has a nice 48vdc bus, which can run off your old Smartcell units. Plus we even have tower and rack mount options for it.
This is an offline unit, so you need to call us to order...
Can you use a APC Symmetra RM system to power a Subpanel?
Not if you buying direct from APC.... This is because the Symmetra RM is a transformer-free unit and doesn't have a true fixed neutral. You need a good neutral to properly energize a panel. The RM will never get a true L to N 120v even with a stepdown transformer.
But at GreenLight Labs we put together a RM Subpanel friendly unit for you. We even have a cute roll around cart for it.
Recently, we have selling several systems where people are ordering 2 of everything. 2 UPSes, 2 network cards and 2 XR battery packs
While we love selling them, we are worried that people are taking the double redundancy thing a bit far. By duplicating everything, your server rack gets overly congested and complicated.
A/B redundancy is good, but buying a Symmetra RM with internal redundancy is better and CHEAPER.
The Symmetra RM is a 6kva system with built in redundancy with control, battery and power modules in a N+1 design. This means if one module fails, instantly the other one assumes control with no loss of power.
Learn more with our onesheet here and compare our $3000 Symmetra RM system with the dual 6kva system for $4300.
Eaton's latest line interactive units, the 5PX series is starting to come to the refurbished marketplace.
The Eaton 5PX Rack/Tower UPS with a next-generation intuitive LCD display, energy consumption metering down to the outlet group level, and up to 99% efficiency, the 5PX is the perfect UPS to protect modern IT equipment.
I like a few things about the 5PX. They have great yield (1440watts @ 1500va) and the simple rack/tower switch is a nice touch. Plus having all models extended run (even if they bring back the dreaded 5start connector cable) is great. Finally, keeping the 3kva at 72volt now makes it an attractive option compared the 120vdc rating of the APC XL series.
Many people are starting to take advantage of FirstLightUPS affordable UPS delivery.
Instead of shipping UPS units with FedEx Express or UPS Priority Freight, FirstLightUPS uses Air Cargo to a major airport and then local Courier for the final few miles.
Our FirstLight services gets the product to your local airport within 24hrs for you to pickup. Or we can have a courier pick it up and arrange deliver that same day.
FirstLightUPS also offers AirGroundPlus service to remote locations far from the Airport. Her we ship it to the airport and then have UPS ground pickup and deliver your item usually the next day. As an example we offered a customer in St George UT (2+ hrs from a major airport) AirGroundPlus service. His 70lbs SUA1500RM2U unit would arrive in 2 days instead of 7 days for just $140 in shipping. The rate for traditional FedEx 2 day were $430.
This savings can be tremendous. Look at this week's savings. Traditional express services would have been hundreds more
I guess it started when yours truly, started barking that we have so many SUA2200s towers, but not a single one i could quickly sell and ship out one evening. So many were missing bottom covers, had dents, and small cracks. As I recall, I took nearly 10 out before i found one that could work on quickly.
So the Scratch & Dent Sale was set up for these guys. We took photographs, redid the website and built a Mail Chimp spam email. Then Super Salesman Nick.. called a few customers ahead of time and hours before the new campaign to start, we got an order for 10.