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Re: LED shop lights

Post by groberts101 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:11 pm

psychomotors wrote:
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Old thread I guess but Menards now carries 8ft hardwired LED's. Waited for the 11% off deal and got 8 of them. Think they're 5K spectrum and very nice for $80 each. great investment for any shop.. wish I'd have done it sooner!
Went yesterday to our local Menards. They had the 8' footers but you have to use a "intastart" ballast. So , I dig though all their ballasts to find one and they had none for the required 75 watt bulbs. I left empty handed.
These are the one's I bought. Doubled them up side by side with a little spacer(used 1/2" nuts) to permit cover removal. Turn key stuff.. just replaces your old housing completely.

https://www.menards.com/main/lighting-c ... 7&ipos=137

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Re: LED shop lights

Post by psychomotors » Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:43 pm

I was looking at the plain bulbs @ $19.99 a pair. I already have two 8' fixtures and just wanted to convert.
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Re: LED shop lights

Post by Kevin Johnson » Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:17 pm

If you need another reason to switch over, when the county inspected my shop the three things I was immediately asked about were: 1) Solvents and their disposal; 2) Furnaces of any type; 3) Fluorescent light bulbs. They wanted receipts showing that the bulbs were disposed of properly.

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Re: LED shop lights

Post by 77cruiser » Wed May 02, 2018 10:37 am

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Fluorescent light bulbs. They wanted receipts showing that the bulbs were disposed of properly.
They all broke so I through em in the garbage. Probably not the right answer. :D
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Re: LED shop lights

Post by exhaustgases » Wed May 30, 2018 1:38 pm

I like LED but, if you check it out the light from them is bad. I wish there was a spray that would knock down the blue light that they emit. Any ideas?

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Re: LED shop lights

Post by lefty o » Thu May 31, 2018 10:44 pm

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Wed May 30, 2018 1:38 pm
I like LED but, if you check it out the light from them is bad. I wish there was a spray that would knock down the blue light that they emit. Any ideas?
you just have to look at what your buying, they come in all color spectrums, from bright white to piss yellow.

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Re: LED shop lights

Post by resurrectionjoe » Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:03 pm

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I like LED but, if you check it out the light from them is bad. I wish there was a spray that would knock down the blue light that they emit. Any ideas?
I have 5000K lights in my shop and they do not have any blue tint.

5000K or below is what your looking for in my opinion.
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Re: LED shop lights

Post by lefty o » Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:50 pm

4500-5000k really seem to be the sweet spot for bright white light.

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Re: LED shop lights

Post by exhaustgases » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:25 am

lefty o wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 10:44 pm
exhaustgases wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 1:38 pm
I like LED but, if you check it out the light from them is bad. I wish there was a spray that would knock down the blue light that they emit. Any ideas?
you just have to look at what your buying, they come in all color spectrums, from bright white to piss yellow.
Yes but unless its a true filter I still think the blue light is present.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJ0DdVff3W8

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Re: LED shop lights

Post by lefty o » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:55 am

exhaustgases wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:25 am
lefty o wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 10:44 pm
exhaustgases wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 1:38 pm
I like LED but, if you check it out the light from them is bad. I wish there was a spray that would knock down the blue light that they emit. Any ideas?
you just have to look at what your buying, they come in all color spectrums, from bright white to piss yellow.
Yes but unless its a true filter I still think the blue light is present.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJ0DdVff3W8
i can verify for you, the ones i have in my garage and shop are not blue. just bright white.

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Re: LED shop lights

Post by exhaustgases » Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:34 pm

lefty o wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:55 am
exhaustgases wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:25 am
lefty o wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 10:44 pm


you just have to look at what your buying, they come in all color spectrums, from bright white to piss yellow.
Yes but unless its a true filter I still think the blue light is present.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJ0DdVff3W8
i can verify for you, the ones i have in my garage and shop are not blue. just bright white.
Mine too but if you watch the video's they explain how the blue is still present, similar to having an electric arc that would have a white coating over it. Amber is one color that will block it so ???? The sun is white but the intensity as well as the ultra violate that is a touch higher frequency than blue is still present.

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Re: LED shop lights

Post by lefty o » Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:49 pm

exhaustgases wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:34 pm
lefty o wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:55 am
exhaustgases wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:25 am


Yes but unless its a true filter I still think the blue light is present.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJ0DdVff3W8
i can verify for you, the ones i have in my garage and shop are not blue. just bright white.
Mine too but if you watch the video's they explain how the blue is still present, similar to having an electric arc that would have a white coating over it. Amber is one color that will block it so ???? The sun is white but the intensity as well as the ultra violate that is a touch higher frequency than blue is still present.
yes, there is a whole bunch of colors involved that you dont actually pick up. i was a printer for many years, my color acuity is pretty good.

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Re: LED shop lights

Post by user-23911 » Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:17 am

Some if not all high powered LEDs aren't white at all, they're 3 in 1 , as in RGB.
If you're able to break into them you can adjust the individual currents of the R,G and B to change the colour.


For example those fancy ones used for stage lighting and disco / bands. They're programmable.
For most people though, it's too much effort.

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Re: LED shop lights

Post by mk e » Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:02 pm

I just put 6" recessed lights in my new shop. The ceiling is 10' and the pots are about 4' from the walls and 8' apart with 1100 lumen 13W 5k par40 bulbs.... it's like daylight in there and the shadows aren't bad with light coming from all directions. The bulbs are ge and were 3 for $18 at lowes. I'm pretty happy with the setup.

I had a bunch of 650 lumen 2700 bulbs the we use in the house kicking around I put in as I was wiring things up....that was awful.
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