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Re: LED shop lights

Post by cspeier » Thu Sep 10, 2015 4:47 pm

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Re: LED shop lights

Post by mitch » Fri Sep 11, 2015 2:18 pm

What gauge did you use?
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Re: LED shop lights

Post by cspeier » Fri Sep 11, 2015 2:28 pm

mitch wrote:What gauge did you use?
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Re: LED shop lights

Post by sanfordandson » Wed Sep 23, 2015 4:26 pm

Chad, what was your reason for not going with LED lighting?

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Re: LED shop lights

Post by bubbabbc » Wed Sep 30, 2015 11:10 am

We recently replaced the T-5 fluorescent with LEDs in our 42 x 80 shop. Much brighter and costs less in electrical usage. We wish we had made the change sooner.

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Re: LED shop lights

Post by dave brode » Wed Sep 30, 2015 1:39 pm

Fwiw,

I bought 4 of these [two 2 packs] for home 2 car garage. Very happy for the money. The white light from the 4100 color temp suits me. Yellow light [soft - lower temp] always reminds me of old yellowed fixtures.

http://www.costco.com/4%e2%80%99-LED-Sh ... 23617.html

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Re: LED shop lights

Post by mitch » Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:42 pm

bubbabbc wrote:We recently replaced the T-5 fluorescent with LEDs in our 42 x 80 shop. Much brighter and costs less in electrical usage. We wish we had made the change sooner.

Did you have to change the fixtures also or just the bulbs?
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Re: LED shop lights

Post by bubbabbc » Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:42 pm

mitch wrote:
bubbabbc wrote:We recently replaced the T-5 fluorescent with LEDs in our 42 x 80 shop. Much brighter and costs less in electrical usage. We wish we had made the change sooner.

Did you have to change the fixtures also or just the bulbs?
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Just the bulbs.

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Re: LED shop lights

Post by Walter R. Malik » Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:58 am

This is simply what is happening in my city.

The original street lights were Mercury Vapor lighting however, about 15 years ago whenever a bulb would burn-out it would get replaced with a Metal-Halide bulb with the same lumen value. I have a bunch of friends who work for city maintenance.

Over the last year they have been replacing ALL the street light fixtures with LED fixtures to save over $30,000.00 every year on street lighting.

The new street lights are brighter but, have a more directional illumination as there is a distinct shadow line where the light rays stop as the previous Metal-Halide lights seemed to light a wider area with less brightness. This could be attributed to the fixture they need to use.

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Re: LED shop lights

Post by BOOT » Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:59 am

Looks like bulbs are getting cheap. I wanna say when I looked long ago they were like 80ish a bulb n now you can get a pack of 10 for $89.
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Re: LED shop lights

Post by Dave Koehler » Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:52 am

There is no need to buy new fixtures unless you want a style change.

I did a changeover on all my shop and trailer bulbs. 8 and 4 footers.
After much study and comparing I purchased bulbs from this guy. Surprisingly I even got to talk to him on the phone early on. No delay on shipping.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/10PC-T8-LED-Tub ... 1661419154
He seems to have all the different types covered. Look at his store for more info.
I went for the daylight versions.

I did have to replace a couple of the end caps on the 8 foots that were just flat worn out. Still cheaper than a whole new 8 foot fixture.

Upgrade:
It's a case of removing the ballast and tying the incoming and outgoing wires together. See the picture on the guys sale page.
It's been 3 yrs now and no burnouts so far
I even dropped one from 12 foot. Closed eyes and cringed as it fell. It did not break! I figured I at least damaged it in some way. Nope. It is still up there shining away. win win

For adding more lights I chose to stay with 4 footers. 4 footers are just easier to handle and store.
For fixtures...Home Depot, so far, has a dirt cheap, no shroud version that I pick up, modify and hang.

Concerning Utility rebates. It's a no go here for any DIY work. It's offered but it has to be done by a licensed pro.
I put in my 2 pennies and let them know how silly that was for simple work. Silence of course.
The Utility is Union so that and liability has to be the reason they want to pass that along.
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Re: LED shop lights

Post by Krooser » Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:45 pm

I was just in a machine shop yesterday and the owner paid less than $5.00 for 8' LED's for his existing fixtures...eBay.
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Re: LED shop lights

Post by In-Tech » Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:47 pm

Dave Koehler wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:52 am
I put in my 2 pennies and let them know how silly that was for simple work. Silence of course.
The Utility is Union so that and liability has to be the reason they want to pass that along.
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Re: LED shop lights

Post by Dave Koehler » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:04 am

Yup, I figured if I raised too big of a stink that my rates might magically change for the worse. More so than they are now. :lol:
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Re: LED shop lights

Post by automachineshop » Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:53 pm

just installed 32 8 foot twin row LED bulbs in our shop. when they are all tuned on at the same time, it's a sight.

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