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Bill Moschler
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New light..
May 9th, 2017 at 10:22am
 
I just finished installing one of the LED replacements (5000 lumen) for a 4 bulb florescent over my lathe. What an improvement. I have a low, 7', ceiling over the lathe so the light is fairly close. And it is bright. Wish I had done this much sooner. Probably the best $100 I have spent on lathe accessories yet. LEDs look like the sun, florescent looks like the moon.
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Re: New light..
Reply #1 - May 9th, 2017 at 10:39am
 
I've replaced almost all the lights in and around my house with LED bulbs of one type or another.
One thing I'll mention is that not all these shop lights are created equal.
On a standard 4' fixture the specs can vary dramatically and not always in unison with the price. (It doesn't matter if your buying the complete fixture or just the bulbs) What works for Bill's 7' ceiling probably won't work for my 10' ceilings.
I purchased mine from Sams Club, they are Honeywell brand 4500 Lumens, 5K color temp.
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Like Bill, I think it's one of the best accessories you can buy.
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Reply #2 - May 9th, 2017 at 7:52pm
 
I agree, when my FT bulbs started to flicker, (end of life) I picked up LED replacements, stripped the old ballasts out, and wired as per instruction inside the FT fixture. What a difference it made to the shop brightness. Efficient and effective.
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