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Old 12-11-2015, 05:39 AM
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anybody using the LED shop lights instead of the old florescent tubes. I'm thinking about using them if they're worth it

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We have some at work. It depends on what style lights you have. They only work well in my opinion in the 4 bulb troffers. They use the fixture to reflect the lights. The others seem to create dots. Again depending on your fixture style. I use 4 bulb lay in troffers in my shop with just the T-8 bulbs. If you are using an open bulb T-12 you would see a world of difference just changing to the 4' T-8 style.

I have 12' ceilings and have 8 fixtures down the length of the building and then one each above my work bench and my welding area. $49 each at Home Depot.
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We bought 20 4 ft Led's at Lowes for the new duplex. our cost was $ 40 each out the door with our contractor discount. I have 3 temporarily hung above the table saw, edge sander and chop saw. They work at 0 * F, The only thing is I get some buzz on the radio . I will have 16 in the 24 X 36 ft garage after we get the ceiling sheetrocked.I like the bright white light. the rental side will only have 4.
We put around 90 LED can conversions in the new cans in the duplex, total 4 K floor space . Our power company had a led rebate so with our 15 % contractor discount our final cost was only $ 4 per can conversion.

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I have tried the LEDs and for my eyes, even though at first the LEDs seem brighter, the color of the light does not allow me to see as well as the T8 flourescents.

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Thanks for the input guys . I think I'll try putting a couple in one bay and see how I like them before outfitting the whole shop and booth with them
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i wouldn't buy anything but led lights
instant on even in extreme cold and cheap to run (not cheap to buy)
have the house mostly converted over and all outside floods
have a could led shop lights in basement laundry room
all t8s in the shop currently but will go led as they burn out
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We're all LED in the shop now (power company rebate). We have a lot of warehouse space and used to have the florescents mounted above each aisle, parallel to the aisle. Very dim. You didn't realize it until we went to perpendicular mounted LED (as said before, the style of the fixture and bulb make a difference too, if the light isn't diffused properly, you just get bright white dots). WHOA what a difference. So much so, now we have to paint the floors LOL

Believe it or not, removing the T8 bulb and cleaning the fixture will help a lot in the interim. My old man's front garage needed a new electrical box, so we refit some of the fixtures. Man were they filthy, removed the bulbs, wiped out the fixtures (one needed to have a ballast replaced) and what a difference.
His shop isn't heated very well, and the LEDs make a huge difference below 50*.
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