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Re: LED shop lights

Post by lefty o » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:27 pm

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Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:25 pm
I put 24 of these in my 28 x 40, not quite as bright as outdoors.

https://www.menards.com/main/lighting-c ... 880&ipos=7
24 of them in a 28x40, you gonna need sunglasses. i picked up 4 of them to add to my existing, and thats going to be a big difference.

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Re: LED shop lights

Post by Rick Finsta » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:58 pm

Dave Koehler, thanks for the pointer. I bought a ten pack of those 3k Lumen units from Unli Unli on eBay since he is very close to me as well. It is like daylight in my 700ish square foot shop now! $95 plus another $60 in connector cables since I didn't realize they didn't come with them. I was going to splice the connectors they do send with NM cable but decided that would be more time than it was worth. Home Depot had the 5ft connectors in stock for $7 each.

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Re: LED shop lights

Post by Dave Koehler » Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:04 pm

Most welcome.
What are these connectors you speak of?
I did not need to buy anything extra.
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Re: LED shop lights

Post by groberts101 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:39 am

Old thread I guess but Menards now carries 8ft hardwired LED's. Waited for the 11% off deal and got 8 of them. Think they're 5K spectrum and very nice for $80 each. great investment for any shop.. wish I'd have done it sooner!

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Re: LED shop lights

Post by lefty o » Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:59 pm

just relit my garage. added about 35,000 lumens of LED's to the old junk that was in there, and wow its bright, and i havent even gotten paint on the walls yet.

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Re: LED shop lights

Post by Rick Finsta » Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:17 pm

Dave Koehler wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:04 pm
Most welcome.
What are these connectors you speak of?
I did not need to buy anything extra.
I got 5' long connector cables instead of hard wiring the stubs (pigtails) that came with them into a bunch of junction boxes. I figured at $6-7 a piece for the 5' ready made cables I was money and time ahead rather than running NM wire and boxes. That vendor also sells the connector cables so you may have gotten a different package than I did.

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Re: LED shop lights

Post by Keith Morganstein » Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:39 pm

A local discount store has 4 ft LED shop lights for $15 ea. The price is reduced by the utility Co. 4100 lumen 40W 5000k color. I put up ten of them in a 440 sq/ft room, replacing /rehabbing fluorescent fixtures. The improvement is dramatic.

I was planning on buying some 8ft LED tubes, but instead, removed the existing old reflectors and screwed two of the four foot shop lights to each one. I just cut of the plugs and wired the cords to the line inside the existing trough. I’m very happy with the results.
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Re: LED shop lights

Post by Scotthatch » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:29 pm

ijames wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:44 pm
77cruiser wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:25 pm
I put 24 of these in my 28 x 40, not quite as bright as outdoors.

https://www.menards.com/main/lighting-c ... 880&ipos=7
Once a few more of the old 8' bulbs in my garage die I'm going LED. Sam's Club has these Honeywell fixtures that are very tempting:

https://www.samsclub.com/sams/linkable- ... roduct:1:2

They are very similar to the ones at menards but a little brighter (4500 vs 4200 lumens), a little more efficient (42 vs 50 watts), and of course a bit more expensive. One is $35 but a 10 pack is $300 so the same price. Up to 10 can be linked in a chain with the included 5' and 6" cables so wiring is easy, and they are Energy Star 2.0 rated if your utility or state has a rebate program. Anyway, just another option if you shop at Sam's Club (or have a friend who does :-)).
I have been using the Sam's club lights to upgrade the lights in my new shop and have been very happy with them the color is good for a shop and they are easy to put up and link together ...

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