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I was wondering if any one can suggest some lights that are pretty bright I can put regular fluorescent shop lights no problem take about 10 it to be really bright probably. What do you all use?


 
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M-5":3lt8mgpl said:
go with LED lights cheaper to operate and much brighter

J&D Cattle":3lt8mgpl said:
LED is what I'm going with as well. Electrician friend of mine highly recommended those over other options.

Ok I will look into it. Led regular bulbs or like a LED shop light?
 

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My shop has giant versions of the spiral bulb you use in your house. They are about a foot long and 30 bucks each. You put them in a regular bulb fixture. It is 46x70 have 15 total 3 rows. Could not be happier with the brightness and evenness of light. Four years no failures. Also wired the whole thing with mc cable like that too.
 

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They make led bulbs for fluorescent fixtures that the ballast has burned out. The ballast are built on to the bulbs I haven't seen any yet in use. My cousin has a supply of them and has them in his garage and swears by them. If you could find some or had some old fixtures might be a cheap way to light it up
 
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They make led bulbs for fluorescent fixtures that the ballast has burned out. The ballast are built on to the bulbs I haven't seen any yet in use. My cousin has a supply of them and has them in his garage and swears by them. If you could find some or had some old fixtures might be a cheap way to light it up

I have plenty of fixtures they work with the regular fluorescent bulbs is it OK to put LEDs in it or do ballasts need to be not working
 

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I haven't seen them personally, but supposedly you rewire the light to were it bypasses the ballast. I think they sell them at the box stores
 

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you remove the old ballast, working or not...

We're looking to upgrade our shop lighting but will wait for LED prices to come down a little yet.. in a year or two perhaps
 

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Nesikep":2huutxur said:
you remove the old ballast, working or not...

We're looking to upgrade our shop lighting but will wait for LED prices to come down a little yet.. in a year or two perhaps

What u save in energy is more than the cost of a converting. I think they are about as cheap as there gonna get. Demand will drive prices back up
 

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skyhightree1":1ai3211a said:
M-5":1ai3211a said:
go with LED lights cheaper to operate and much brighter

Thanks M5 you were right those LED'S are super bright and the lights not dull or yellowish love them

Your welcome , I love leds , Gonna add a few more to my tractor this year also so it looks like a ufo landing at night
 
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M-5":2vqjn3sc said:
skyhightree1":2vqjn3sc said:
M-5":2vqjn3sc said:
go with LED lights cheaper to operate and much brighter

Thanks M5 you were right those LED'S are super bright and the lights not dull or yellowish love them

Your welcome , I love leds , Gonna add a few more to my tractor this year also so it looks like a ufo landing at night

I have led's on the working lights on one tractor but regular on the front and they suck. I been trying to catch some led light bars on sale somewhere but no such luck yet. The work lights that were led I bought for 10 bucks each from ebay.
 

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Nesikep":2w2rzb4w said:
We don't spend THAT much on energy.. between the shop and the house it's $100/month in the winter, less in the summer
Pssst--hey you. Wanna buy some incandescents? The real thing, not those new high priced curly things. C'mon, ya know you want these babies. New, still in the box--real lights and none of that cheap chicom junk either. More? Don't worry. I know a guy that knows a guy that can get me all I want, and I'll cut you a good deal. Tell your friends too..I'm around most days..they can find me. Just ask for gb...
 
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greybeard":1cmr0t5f said:
Nesikep":1cmr0t5f said:
We don't spend THAT much on energy.. between the shop and the house it's $100/month in the winter, less in the summer
Pssst--hey you. Wanna buy some incandescents? The real thing, not those new high priced curly things. C'mon, ya know you want these babies. New, still in the box--real lights and none of that cheap chicom junk either. More? Don't worry. I know a guy that knows a guy that can get me all I want, and I'll cut you a good deal. Tell your friends too..I'm around most days..they can find me. Just ask for gb...

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