Striper Talk Striped Bass Fishing, Surfcasting, Boating

Striper Talk Striped Bass Fishing, Surfcasting, Boating (http://www.striped-bass.com/Stripertalk/index.php)
-   DIY - Forum (http://www.striped-bass.com/Stripertalk/forumdisplay.php?f=111)
-   -   LEDs for shop light question (http://www.striped-bass.com/Stripertalk/showthread.php?t=90214)

nightfighter 03-13-2016 03:26 PM

LEDs for shop light question
 
I have a number of twin fluorescent lights throughout the shop and am considering going to LEDs. Am I better off replacing the whole lamp with the bulb? I brought a 4' LED bulb home and it seems like surgery to convert my existing to accept it.....

SweetD 03-13-2016 06:13 PM

This may help:

http://garagejournal.com/forum/showt...ht=replace+LED

Also a search on the same forum will yield a lot more info...

Dave

bassballer 03-15-2016 11:14 AM

are your existing lamps T8 or T12?

5/0 03-19-2016 07:39 AM

Have you thought about led strip lights,they are really inexpensive and run on 12V.

They are very bright and come with a remote control to dim and change color.
You can buy a 5 meter roll soup to nuts for $15 on the web.
Posted from my iPhone/Mobile device

Guppy 03-25-2016 05:46 PM

Had no idea that LED was available for the 4 footers. Thank Ross,,, I've been struggling trying to see while rod wrappen. Picked one up at HD to try it out,,, I'm in! brighter and a better light, I could see a big difference with just the one bulb,,, plug and play also.... No fuss no muss, pull the old one out plug the new one in...

Cons..... $$$ 22 bucks for the one bulb : :af:

PRBuzz 03-25-2016 05:53 PM

Thought I saw the 4' bulbs at HD for $10-11?

Guppy 03-25-2016 05:58 PM

Now u tell me! LOL
SELL YOUR TOILET?

Slipknot 03-25-2016 08:23 PM

http://greenlightdepot.com/collectio...ant=3706835332

8 bucks online
have not tried them yet but cheap enough to take a chance

Guppy 04-11-2016 08:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PRBuzz (Post 1097263)
Thought I saw the 4' bulbs at HD for $10-11?

Finally got around to this,,, thanks Buzz
Returned the 20 and picked up 4 $10s,,,, they're above my rod wrapper,, I can see again! :wavey:

PRBuzz 04-12-2016 06:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Guppy (Post 1098664)
Finally got around to this,,, thanks Buzz
Returned the 20 and picked up 4 $10s,,,, they're above my rod wrapper,, I can see again! :wavey:

Glad to be of service but I thought $10/bulb was tooo much. I need 6 for my shop but maybe someday when all my solar panels are fired up I will make the switch. Got 45 panels on my roof, electrical inspection today.

Ian 04-12-2016 08:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PRBuzz (Post 1098673)
Glad to be of service but I thought $10/bulb was tooo much. I need 6 for my shop but maybe someday when all my solar panels are fired up I will make the switch. Got 45 panels on my roof, electrical inspection today.

You buy em or rent em? Maybe a different thread?! :)

PRBuzz 04-12-2016 09:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ian (Post 1098685)
You buy em or rent em? Maybe a different thread?! :)

Buy them
Posted from my iPhone/Mobile device

nightfighter 04-16-2016 04:15 PM

I picked up two complete 4 foot units with led bulbs included at BJs for 34.00 each.

nightfighter 11-06-2016 10:06 AM

These made such a difference that I am waiting for my brother to deliver three additional lights I had him pick up for me on his BJs run. Made by Lights of America 5000 lumens. Just what I needed. Excellent upgrade. Should be over all rod wrapping and plug turning areas....

Guppy 11-06-2016 03:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nightfighter (Post 1111723)
These made such a difference that I am waiting for my brother to deliver three additional lights I had him pick up for me on his BJs run. Made by Lights of America 5000 lumens. Just what I needed. Excellent upgrade. Should be over all rod wrapping and plug turning areas....

Put 10 yrs. back on my eye site.... :-)

chefchris401 12-20-2016 08:32 PM

Picked up two 4' led shop lights from ocean state job lot for $20 each, wow what a difference!!

I'll have to look up the specs but made a huge difference instantly
Posted from my iPhone/Mobile device

ProfessorM 12-29-2016 08:21 PM

I just hard wired my whole cellar last weekend what a difference.

rphud 12-30-2016 08:41 AM

Ocean State it is, thanks Chef!

Slipknot 12-30-2016 08:57 AM

I got a bunch of the greenlightdepot bulbs to convert my fixtures over, they work great and are bright but one huge problem. They interfere with radio causing loud buzzing but the further away from the receiver, the better so I can use them way out back in my finishing room at least.

I may have to try the complete units to see if those interfere also so I can change the rest of the shop, although I have a ton of replacement flourescent bulbs on hand.

Guppy 12-30-2016 06:34 PM

How about going to electronic ballast to stay flouresant

Slipknot 12-30-2016 09:25 PM

I grabbed one at Ocean State tonight and it is fine, dies not interfere with radio so I will grab the other 2 they had tomorrow
Posted from my iPhone/Mobile device


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:52 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 1998-20012 Striped-Bass.com