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Let there be light
Oct 23rd, 2020 at 7:31am
 
Just to let everyone know, I just got real lights in my shop. 3 8' leds and 2 8' Fluorescents. No shadows. Soooo cool.


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Re: Let there be light
Reply #1 - Oct 23rd, 2020 at 7:46am
 
Every time I put up a new (additional) light I think, how in the world did I use to work without it?
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Reply #2 - Oct 23rd, 2020 at 6:26pm
 
I bought  6    4foot    led    shop lights   from  Walmart .   $39  each.   Has two rows   of  60  leds   each.   Kelvin  scale  is  equal to sunlight.   Best thing i ever did.
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Reply #3 - Oct 23rd, 2020 at 6:45pm
 
For those installing ceiling lights over the lathe, how do you protect the bulbs from the occasional piece of (surprise!) loose bark?
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Re: Let there be light
Reply #4 - Oct 24th, 2020 at 7:45am
 
Don Stephan wrote on Oct 23rd, 2020 at 6:45pm:
For those installing ceiling lights over the lathe, how do you protect the bulbs from the occasional piece of (surprise!) loose bark?


In my shop it is easy.  My ceiling is a little low. Just look for the streak of finish that has been slung over the years and place the light (s) about a foot on either side. Out of the line of fire so to say...
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Reply #5 - Oct 24th, 2020 at 8:23am
 
Don, My old light over the old lathe, was a 4 tube 4 footer with a wire cage. This kept out the big stuff. Now have 2 moveable led magnetic based units that I can place wherever i need to. As well as lights on the ceiling over the lathe.

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Reply #6 - Oct 24th, 2020 at 10:28am
 
Don Stephan wrote on Oct 23rd, 2020 at 6:45pm:
For those installing ceiling lights over the lathe, how do you protect the bulbs from the occasional piece of (surprise!) loose bark?


I have high ceilings so it's not really a problem
However, with the LED style shop lights, it's basically a thin (1/2") row of LED's with a half circle of clear plastic t (simulates a traditional bulb) protecting them. There very durable in that way, totally sealed so no debris can get in either and it makes them easy to clean as well.
Photo of a basic unit
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