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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Budget36, Apr 25, 2019.
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Come on Antone, help this guy out.
I found some old 4' fluorescent fixtures in a corner. Is LED the thing now, should I pitch 'em?
NOOO! Don't EVER pitch anything that might end up being...traditional...
I though incandescent was traditional.
Now that I think about it, I have one 4' LED in the garage. Sucker is bright.
Not cheap though, 30-60 bucks a pop, at HF even.
Antone's in Austin Tx? Stevie Ray played there, as well as many many others! I don't know if they have LED lights or not....
This is where Garage Journal shine's bright, excuse the pun.
They guided me with replacing the bulbs and rewiring my fixtures, man are they bright. HRP
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Tman, the Garage Journal is down, Ryan has it up on jack stands working on it, as soon as it's back up and running I will post the link that helped me. HRP
Regular flourescent light fixtures can easily be converted to run led's. The led lamps are readily available at any electrical supply house near you. Works well if you have a lot of fixtures but I wouldn't do that for one or two fixtures.
Bummer, I have not been over there this week
Interesting, will look into. I think there are a half dozen. Thanks!
I had 15 - 4' double bulb fixtures and got the LED's from Amazon, had I purchased them locally they would have been a lot more expensive. HRP
Don't know if you guys have Rural King where you're at, but $25 all day long for 4' 5000K LED fixtures, complete plug & play. I started switching a couple of years ago, only way to go. One easily takes the place of two or three 4' double florescent fixtures. As a plus, I think you can string as many as 5 or 8 together, ezee-peezee.
I need to put some light on the subject as well.
Antone. Bueler. Bueler. BUELER?
Prince Spaghetti Day. ANTONE! Time for supper!
theyre the way to go!
I converted my 8ft flourecents to LED, all ya gotta do is chop out the ballast.
1st one I did, it was brighter than the other 4 in the shop combined.
Even if you have only one unit, its worth it!
Traditional, Antone approved
Well, Antone, as luck would have it I just went to Costco to get my wife's meds and there they were, on sale, $20 per. Going to try a couple out, might go get more. They do say the bulbs (2 per unit) are not replaceable.
And no, that is not my wife.
I got mine at menard’s, because I had a lot of 11% rebates to use up. I did my garage (13 double 4 ft) no out of pocket money. I think they were 10 or 12 bucks for a 2 pack about the same as amazon.
I've got a batch of those 20 buck (on sale) Costco ones and they work nice. They have a plug on the opposite end from the cord to plug another one in too.
I'm thinking that the LED bulbs that I bought to stick in my old 4 ft light cost almost as much as the new lights if I got the lights on sale.
Where I work, they replaced over 200 of the old metal halide lights (500 watts each) with LED lights (25 watts each). The building is MUCH brighter, and I am sure a huge cost savings on the electric bill.
Just installed four commercial 8' non traditional LED light in the garage. Man I can actually see!!
Hmm, the ones I just got at Costco are 40 watt (that's one fixture, two bulbs). I'll be using some of these at my off grid, solar powered cabin shop where power consumption matters.
Much brighter than any other 40w light though, that's for sure.
Har de effing Har.
Okay, I was looking at the time for the "Illums" of the lights, so, I get my HF coupon/flyer and head in and 20 bucks a pop...effers will light up your world, don't stare at them, you'll get that eye thing going on. But the HF ones say they are good for 10000 hours, hell, I could leave on 24/7 and dies before they burn out.
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