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    Default Because its used in the garage....

    It's a tool....least by my definition.

    LED shops lights have finally hit a useable point....
    Bought one of these to replace a 7 month old economy shop light with bright white T12 bulbs....its cheaper than the T-8 fixtures with bulbs added.

    http://www.homedepot.com/p/Commercia...3161/205331022

    It puts out as much light as a modern dual T12 shop light fixture w/bright white bulbs, but a quality T8 shop light with "daylight" bulbs seems a little brighter, but barely.

    And its linkable....so I can cut back on the rigged solution I did to have lights in the garage...
    http://www.homedepot.com/p/Commercia...2101/206121250

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    Default Re: Because its used in the garage....

    Yeah, I've been looking at options like linkable assemblies for once I get my own shop/garage space that can actually be used to work on stuff.. I only wonder how these would perform in a shop that has higher ceilings.. Like if I take over the property my dad has right now, there is a shop on it, that is a bare bones shop right now, but I'd be looking to have concrete floors installed, more outlets, and upgrade/install lighting that makes it useable.. I know that I can just use longer chains, which I would do to bring the lights down some, but don't want to bring them all the way down to standard house garage height, or that would defeat the purpose of the big open shop w/ tall ceilings.. lol
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    Default Re: Because its used in the garage....

    I like that. I'm a big fan of LEDs anyway and could use some better lighting (who couldn't right!). Once things pick up I want one!

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    Default Re: Because its used in the garage....

    I'm slowly converting my shop to those to. Well, basically the same thing from Lowe's. As bulbs or ballasts burn out I'm not replacing them. Just swapping out to these. I love that they don't hum and flicker when it's cold, too!

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    Default Re: Because its used in the garage....

    I've been replacing my shop lights with the Feit version, as my old Florescents go out. They are a lot brighter, lighter and have no cold start problems (in winter). And of course, they use around 15% of the power. With the low temp ballasts and starters in the old Florescents, mine never did hum or flicker, just the light output was at less than 50% of capacity. We put up a garage, last summer and all the lights in there are LED twin 4' units. 12 of them. And they should last a real long time. I also installed some in a utility room inside the house. Really made a huge difference in the light level.

    I installed the lights in the garage so that they were all at 10', and in most cases, over 12' up. One side has a 12'x12' garage door. I don't think you could get the same level of lighting from any incandescent or Florescent solution.
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    Default Re: Because its used in the garage....

    We are having a cold snap in SC at the moment, and while I have a mix of T8 and T12 newer fixtures, even the T8 fixtures don't respond as fast as the LED one.

    I looked at replacing the T12 bulbs with local LED bulbs into the existing fixtures to try to save , but the price of the LED fixture is very hard to beat.

    I may still do one for comparison, but I am buying another LED shop light next week.
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    Default Re: Because its used in the garage....

    Quote Originally Posted by Dredwolf View Post
    It's a tool....least by my definition.

    LED shops lights have finally hit a useable point....
    Bought one of these to replace a 7 month old economy shop light with bright white T12 bulbs....its cheaper than the T-8 fixtures with bulbs added.

    http://www.homedepot.com/p/Commercia...3161/205331022

    It puts out as much light as a modern dual T12 shop light fixture w/bright white bulbs, but a quality T8 shop light with "daylight" bulbs seems a little brighter, but barel

    And its linkable....so I can cut back on the rigged solution I did to have lights in the garage...
    http://www.homedepot.com/p/Commercia...2101/206121250

    Or you can make your own.
    links dont work

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    Default Re: Because its used in the garage....

    Here are the Feit units I have been using. These are the whole fixture and lights, in one : [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Feit-73991-4-Feet-Light-48-Inch/dp/B00MJUCU2A/ref=sr_1_4?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1458720303&sr=1-4&keywords=feit+shop+light"]Feit 73991 2 Lamp 4-Feet LED Shop Light, 48-Inch, 4100K - - Amazon.com@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41MaNk3VACL.@@AMEPARAM@@41MaNk3VACL[/ame]

    If you want to buy only the "bulbs" then : [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Feit-Electric-T4819-LEDIF-41K/dp/B00GOZYBI2/ref=sr_1_5?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1458720303&sr=1-5&keywords=feit+shop+light"]Feit Electric T4819/LEDIF/41K LED LINEAR FROST - - Amazon.com@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Rvqs6MyFL.@@AMEPARAM@@41Rvqs6MyFL[/ame]

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    Default Re: Because its used in the garage....

    Quote Originally Posted by slvmart View Post
    Here are the Feit units I have been using. These are the whole fixture and lights, in one : Feit 73991 2 Lamp 4-Feet LED Shop Light, 48-Inch, 4100K - - Amazon.com
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    For anyone with a Costco membership or a friend with a membership, Costco has had this exact same light or one that is very similar on sale for 32.99 for at least the last few months. I bought one a few months ago and I'm hoping to get a couple more to brighten up the whole garage when my finances allow.

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    Default Re: Because its used in the garage....

    Quote Originally Posted by abebehrmann View Post
    For anyone with a Costco membership or a friend with a membership, Costco has had this exact same light or one that is very similar on sale for 32.99 for at least the last few months. I bought one a few months ago and I'm hoping to get a couple more to brighten up the whole garage when my finances allow.
    I bought one of the costco ones... MUCH brighter than the standard ones already in the garage.
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    Default Re: Because its used in the garage....

    Might have to look into find a friend W/ Costco membership once I get back down to SC, so I can purchase some of those BA LED light fixtures for garage/shop
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    Default Re: Because its used in the garage....

    Last time I saw them at Costco, in my area, they were only the bulbs at around 33 price. But that can vary, with location. Try to get the ones over 4000 Kelvin, they are more towards daylight and really brighten things up.

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    Default Re: Because its used in the garage....

    Working on the WJ got the momentum going again...

    picking up a couple more of these to replace the fading T12 fixtures. I tested the link, it takes you to the HD site to see:

    Commercial Electric

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    4 ft. White LED Linkable Shop Light


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    Default Re: Because its used in the garage....

    Not too bad of deal on those lights... and certainly doesn't hurt hat you can link them together.. wonder what the limit is for how many can be linked... Thinking at most I'd be looking at doing three, would think with them being LED would be ok.. but either way don't have to worry about that for a bit, as I don't even have the garage yet...
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    Default Re: Because its used in the garage....

    Nice light. The great thing about using LEDs in a high bay is that they don't burn out for a long time, so you are not having to change the bulbs every six months or so. I hate going up 20 feet or more just to change out one or two bulbs. Rural King has a similar light w/fixture for 19. (Rural King, aka RK is a farm store chain in the midwest - they do sell online). For really bright high bay lights, HO T-5s w/ polished reflectors (6 bulb) can't be beat (about 200 ea). It's like turning on the sun. Only problem is the bulbs only last year or so, & then its up in the air you go.
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