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Air Force Makes $84K Exit Sign Upgrade Days Before Shutdown
Cybercast News Service ^ | October 9, 2013 - 11:14 AM | Eric Scheiner

Posted on 10/09/2013 10:10:06 AM PDT by Olog-hai

Days before the government “shutdown” started, the Air Force contracted for an $84,380 upgrade on its “Exit” signs for the Joint Base Charleston-Weapons Station in Goose Creek, S.C.

According to the Statement of Work, “approximately 973 existing wall/ceiling mounted exit lighting signs” will be removed and replaced with “0.92 Watt LED lighting signs.” …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Military/Veterans; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: exitsign; led; shutdown; upgrade
About $87 per sign. Aren’t exit signs supposed to be about $20 maximum, maybe a bit more than that for explosion-proofing in high dust/high volatile fume areas?
1 posted on 10/09/2013 10:10:06 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

We just replaced some NON-WORKING exit signs with the LED ones. They did not cost $87.00 each. Even with labor to install them and paint to cover up the exposed wall behind since they are smaller than the old ones.


2 posted on 10/09/2013 10:25:02 AM PDT by SolidRedState (I used to think bizarro world was a fiction.)
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To: Olog-hai

Amazon has them for $20 - $25 with free shipping.


3 posted on 10/09/2013 10:39:45 AM PDT by BinaryBoy (Socialism is slavery.)
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To: SolidRedState

Ridiculous, why do they think it is necessary to replace all their working signs to save a few watts.


4 posted on 10/09/2013 11:29:36 AM PDT by wrencher
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To: Olog-hai

I was in the AF for 28 years and was always amused by its “spend dollars to save pennies” approach to just about everything.


5 posted on 10/09/2013 12:23:02 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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