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  • #607859

    58Chev
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    Etobicoke, ON

    I may try out the strip lighting as my shop could use more light. Also help with cost hydro bill.

    There a lot of choices out there for strip lighting @gtokley.
    I picked up a 25′ length a couple years ago off eBay to use in my small indoor greenhouse. They work great.

    “If you don’t pass on the knowledge you have to others, it Dies with you”
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    #607882

    GTokley
    Pro
    Madoc, ON

    I may try out the strip lighting as my shop could use more light. Also help with cost hydro bill.

    There a lot of choices out there for strip lighting @gtokley.
    I picked up a 25′ length a couple years ago off eBay to use in my small indoor greenhouse. They work great.

    This is what I was thinking about doing. Good hear they work great.

    Greg

    Work Smarter Not Harder

    #607885

    I may try out the strip lighting as my shop could use more light. Also help with cost hydro bill.

    There a lot of choices out there for strip lighting @gtokley.
    I picked up a 25′ length a couple years ago off eBay to use in my small indoor greenhouse. They work great.

    I wouldn’t have thought it would work for a greenhouse… as grow lights, or just to see?

    #627146

    CB
    Pro

    Will someone with strip lighting please post a picture or two of the installation and how the light looks?

    Also, are there any thermal issues, as far as mounting strip lighting to the bottom of a truss chord / ceiling joist?

    #627147

    smallerstick
    Pro
    Listowel, ON

    Will someone with strip lighting please post a picture or two of the installation and how the light looks?

    Also, are there any thermal issues, as far as mounting strip lighting to the bottom of a truss chord / ceiling joist?

    This video might shed some light on the issue (lol). Covers installation and features.

    https://www.instagram.com/woodiworkshop/

    #627210

    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    Loks to me in the stores anyway where LEDs are replacing the CFLs. Used to be a whole range of CFL choices but gradually more LEDs are taking up the shelf space.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #627231

    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Pro
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    We have been switching to the LED whenever possible, even over the CFL’s it is a much better light. I am swapping my office out today with some i purchased a couple days ago.

    #631478

    The Information as you shared with us is really valuable and useful.

    #686274

    smallerstick
    Pro
    Listowel, ON

    OLD THREAD WARNING:

    Here’s an approach to shop lighting I haven’t seen before. We seem to be focused on replacing fluorescents with LED strip lights or fixtures.

    Interesting numbers!

    https://www.instagram.com/woodiworkshop/

    #686304

    GTokley
    Pro
    Madoc, ON

    Here’s an approach to shop lighting I haven’t seen before. We seem to be focused on replacing fluorescents with LED strip lights or fixtures.

    Interesting numbers!

    You are right people seem to think LED strips is a cheaper way to go. It was nice he add all the numbers to this video.

    I know myself I thought about replacing my 4ft fluorescent tubes with led tubes. I think the price for 4 LED tubes $52.

    Greg

    Work Smarter Not Harder

    #686332

    cmeyer25
    Pro
    Bellingham, WA

    I just added another two tube 4’ LED fixture to my shop on Fathers Day – it made a HUGE difference in the lighting in there. Along with that change I moved another one of my lights up a and toward the center of the shop about a foot, and that helped a bunch too. Amazing what a little bit more light can do!

    Charlie
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    #686362

    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    I just added another two tube 4’ LED fixture to my shop on Fathers Day – it made a HUGE difference in the lighting in there.

    LED lights are so much brighter and quieter than fluorescent lights, I am slowly changing all of mine over.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #686371

    Doobie
    Pro
    Ajax, ON

    I just added another two tube 4’ LED fixture to my shop on Fathers Day – it made a HUGE difference in the lighting in there.

    LED lights are so much brighter and quieter than fluorescent lights, I am slowly changing all of mine over.

    So am I. But it’s a bit of a process working towards the last few.

    Kevin.

    Wannabee pro.

    #686377

    smallerstick
    Pro
    Listowel, ON

    I just added another two tube 4’ LED fixture to my shop on Fathers Day – it made a HUGE difference in the lighting in there.

    LED lights are so much brighter and quieter than fluorescent lights, I am slowly changing all of mine over.

    So am I. But it’s a bit of a process working towards the last few.

    Replacement LED bulbs to change over from T8’s are still about 12 bucks each. That’s 50 bucks for each fixture or 200 bucks for my shop. The light would be a lot better but the cost is still high.

    https://www.instagram.com/woodiworkshop/

    #686380

    Boschmanbrian
    Pro
    Montreal , QC, Canada

    I just added another two tube 4’ LED fixture to my shop on Fathers Day – it made a HUGE difference in the lighting in there.

    LED lights are so much brighter and quieter than fluorescent lights, I am slowly changing all of mine over.

    So am I. But it’s a bit of a process working towards the last few.

    Replacement LED bulbs to change over from T8’s are still about 12 bucks each. That’s 50 bucks for each fixture or 200 bucks for my shop. The light would be a lot better but the cost is still high.

    So it’s just plug and play basically, I can keep the same cases for my florescent and just replaced the tubes?

    #686384

    smallerstick
    Pro
    Listowel, ON

    I just added another two tube 4’ LED fixture to my shop on Fathers Day – it made a HUGE difference in the lighting in there.

    LED lights are so much brighter and quieter than fluorescent lights, I am slowly changing all of mine over.

    So am I. But it’s a bit of a process working towards the last few.

    Replacement LED bulbs to change over from T8’s are still about 12 bucks each. That’s 50 bucks for each fixture or 200 bucks for my shop. The light would be a lot better but the cost is still high.

    So it’s just plug and play basically, I can keep the same cases for my florescent and just replaced the tubes?

    As far as I know, there are 2 types of replacement tubes; those that work with the ballast in place and those that require the ballast be removed. I haven’t gone far enough into it to know the difference in price or performance between the 2 but, yes you can retrofit existing fixtures.

    https://www.instagram.com/woodiworkshop/

    #686445

    cmeyer25
    Pro
    Bellingham, WA

    I’ve found plug and play, ballast compatible tubes for around $8 each here in WA but I know they’re subsidized by the state. Also, those Costco whole fixtures with two tubes each were only $20 this last weekend which is why I picked up another one. There are deals out there that are making things more cost effective, but I’m sure it varies a lot by location.

    Charlie
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    #686452

    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    I just switched my desk lamp to LEDs.

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #686477

    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    Also, those Costco whole fixtures with two tubes each were only $20 this last weekend

    That is a great price for an LED shoplight. I buy mine from SAM’s club made by Lights America. Brightest I have found.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #686486

    smallerstick
    Pro
    Listowel, ON

    I’ve found plug and play, ballast compatible tubes for around $8 each here in WA but I know they’re subsidized by the state. Also, those Costco whole fixtures with two tubes each were only $20 this last weekend which is why I picked up another one. There are deals out there that are making things more cost effective, but I’m sure it varies a lot by location.

    That’s a killer price. The lowest here I have seen is still over $50 for the 2 tube fixture.

    https://www.instagram.com/woodiworkshop/

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