Sternberg Lighting's Warranty Information

Effective on all shipments after 3/7/2005

Since 1923, Sternberg has earned a reputation throughout the electrical industry for high quality products and service. We warrant that our products are manufactured in accordance with its applicable material specifications and are free from defects in materials and workmanship. Sternberg will, at its option, either repair or replace without charge, any properly installed Sternberg product that fails under normal operating conditions within five years from date of purchase. Product must be returned, freight prepaid, to our plant and our inspection must determine that it is defective under the terms of warranty.

For example, the following components and their warranty periods are as follows:

LED Diode Systems and Drivers - 7 years (Effective on all shipments after 5/1/2010)
The luminaire shall be free from all defects in materials and workmanship for a period of seven (7) years from the date of manufacture. The luminaire manufacturer shall warrant the LED boards/system, during the stated warranty period, against failure defined as more than 10 percent non-operating LEDs. The driver shall be warranted for seven (7) years.

Ballasts: Magnetic - 2 years, Electronic - 3 years.
Photocells: 2 years.
PL & HID Lamps: 1 year.
Induction Lighting Systems and Components: 5 years.
Clock Motor, GPS and Controls: 1 year
Clock Structure and Finish: 5 years

This warranty is only for product manufactured by Sternberg and does not extend to transportation, installation or replacement charges, nor does it apply to any equipment of another manufacturer used in conjunction with Sternberg equipment.

This warranty specifically excludes fatigue failure or similar phenomena resulting from induced vibration, harmonic oscillation or resonance associated with movement of air currents around the product. The above warranties are given in lieu of all other warranties express or implied, including without limitation, the warranty of merchantability and the warranty of suitability for a particular purpose. It is expressly stated that Sternberg assumes no liability for consequential or liquidated damages arising out of a breach of sale, including any warranties arising there from, and buyer's remedy shall be limited to repair or replacement of defective parts as described above.

Sternberg Lighting Inc. warrants that for a period of five (5) years* (the "Limited Warranty Period") from the date of shipment, that Sternberg's Paint Finish:

  • Will not fade in color more than five units as measured by Hunter L*a*b* Color Difference as set forth in ASTM D2244 Section 6.3 as of the date of this letter and in such a way as to significantly adversely affect the appearance of the surface to which the product has been applied and result in damage to the surface;
  • Will exhibit gloss retention of a minimum of 30% of the original as measured in accordance with ASTM D523 using 60 degree readings;
  • Will not chalk in excess of standard number 8 rating for colors, No. 6 for whites as illustrated in the ASTM D4214 Test Method A.
  • Will not corrode or exhibit a lack of adhesion.

* Sternberg Steel Poles are limited to a one (1) year warranty. Longer warranty periods are available based on selection of various optional surface preparation requirements for a particular geographic location. Consult factory for details.


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Terms and Conditions

MEASUREMENTS: Color measurements (delta E) are measured at 10 degrees and on exposed coated surfaces that have been cleaned of all external deposits including chalk and compared to the original unexposed coated surface. For comparison purposes, Sternberg will maintain a standard paint panel and/or documentation indicating color, gloss and other properties. It is understood that fading may not be uniform if the coated surfaces are not equally exposed to the sun and weathering elements. Prior to the determination of a gloss value using an angle of incidence of 60 degrees following ASTM D523, the surface must be cleaned using a 1% aqueous solution of a wetting agent with a soft sponge under light pressure. This warranty extends only to parts exposed to normal atmospheric conditions in the United States. In addition, a systematic maintenance program must be instituted to clean the surface periodically so as to prevent accumulations of salt deposits and harmful pollutants.

MAINTENANCE: The cleaning recommendations for Sternberg Paint Finish is an integral part of the warranty given for gloss, color retention, and chalking. The warranty requires that regular cleaning has to be performed periodically, at least once a year and twice a year for structures directly exposed to areas of high salt concentration, such as near a seashore.

Suggested maintenance program

  • Clean water with slight amounts of mild alkaline detergents must be used.
  • The cleaning effect maybe increased by rubbing with a soft, non-scratching cloth or cotton with modest pressure.
  • The temperature of the parts to be cleaned must not exceed 80 F.
  • For removal of grease and oily substances isopropyl alcohol may be used.
  • The cleaning solution must not be allowed to react for more than one (1) hour.
  • After cleaning, the surfaces must be rinsed with clean cold water.
  • A proper maintenance record has to be kept and documented. This documentation must contain the following information:
    • Date
    • Name and Address of performing party
    • Description of cleaning procedure and detergents used
    • Signature of person performing the cleaning procedure

This warranty does not extend to

  1. Damage to the coating caused by moisture or other contamination during storage of the product.
  2. Corrosion, peeling, flaking or discoloration caused by acts of God, such as but not limited to acid rain, hail, tree sap, flooding or airborne objects.
  3. Damage caused by accident, vandalism, damage caused by installation, signage or any other foreign equipment attached to the product.
  4. Products not supplied by Sternberg that are attached or used in conjunction with our product.
  5. Loss of use or loss profit, or any other consequential damages.
  6. Improper cleaning or maintenance.

Claim Procedure

In the event of a claim, claimant shall demonstrate that the failure of the product was due to a breach of this warranty and furnish proof of purchase of the defective Sternberg product, including order number. Claims must be made in writing within thirty days after the customer becomes aware of the failure or potential failure of the coating. Sternberg must be given an opportunity to inspect the coating or product that forms the basis for the claim, as well as records and documents concerning maintenance that relate to the coated part or manufactured product that is the subject of the claim, all of which records and documents must be maintained by the customer for a claim to be valid.

Your exclusive remedy under this warranty or otherwise and Sternberg's sole liability shall be limited to, at Sternberg's sole discretion, the reimbursement of repair costs, replacement of the defective material at our expense or a refund of that portion of the purchase price attributable to the defective material.

Sternberg shall not be liable for incidental, special or consequential damages. This warranty is extended to you, the direct purchaser of the products from Sternberg, and is not transferable or assignable. No other warranty, express or implied, is given, including without limitation any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, and no terms or conditions other than those stated herein shall be binding on Sternberg. This warranty may be modified only by a writing signed by an authorized representative of Sternberg.


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