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LED shop lights

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:06 pm
by BOOT
Was looking into some LED lights for my garage maybe and wondered if anyone has any experiance with them. I found this video kinda interesting http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeROsV_yePs , but the vendor on there is about doulbe the cost as I found elsewhere.

Re: LED shop lights

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:51 pm
by mbrooks
I installed some LED's in the kitchen and any future replacements I'll be looking to do the same. Much more light. I picked them up at Home Depot, they are just about a foot round globe type lights, cost approx. $60 vs. $20 or less for something similar. If I was going to stay here, I'd prob install the same in the shop.

Re: LED shop lights

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:59 pm
by cnsperf
The mill I work at has been replacing mercury vapor lighting with LED lighting over the last few years. The lights are definitely brighter and the manufacturer claims they will last longer and are more efficient. I have been told that they are studying those claims to justify the expense. So far they are more efficient according to the data the electricians showed me.

Chris

Re: LED shop lights

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:51 pm
by Kenova
I installed a pair of LED bulbs in my master bath because I was tired of baking and sweating under the incandescent bulbs while shaving. The LEDs are brighter and much, much cooler.
I'll be buying more.

Ken

Re: LED shop lights

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:47 am
by Truckedup
The color of the light is also important. Brighter isn't always better as it may hide small details and create unwanted shadow lines.

Re: LED shop lights

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:45 pm
by GARY C
Also keep in mind that regardless of how many lights you install on the celing you will still be using a drop light of some sort for most of what you do in or under a car, I learned this in my buddy's shop, he spent lots of money on multiple kinds of lights and still was at the mercy of a drop light.
When I built my shop I focused minimal over head lighting on benches and machines as needed and use what ever portable light is needed for other work.

Re: LED shop lights

Posted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:47 pm
by Glennm5413
I've been using a led light from jasper Eco tech, it hangers over my trans bench, then to the boring bar, to the Vgs, and so on.thats what happens when you turn 50 .thanks

Re: LED shop lights

Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 11:32 am
by gvx
WOW Led lighting technology price is coming down to the place it is practical to start replacing your household and shop lights.

I went to Lowes today and the A19 socket incandescent replacement bulbs are $4.98 for the 40 watt(consuming 6 watts ) replacement, th3 60 watt (9 watt consumption) bulb replacement was $7.98, I was in wall-mart and I bought a couple 100 watt (19 watt consumption) 4 ft florescent replacement bulbs for $24.95

The areas I retrofitted the LED's with supposedly same wattage equivalents seem significantly brighter now. It seems its a Win Win Yeah Yippee Horah and Yahoo

Re: LED shop lights

Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 2:59 pm
by nickmckinney
I have 16 of the 8' bulbs to replace, can't wait until the price drops another 50% I have been putting LED every where possible now directly at each machine, what a difference.

Re: LED shop lights

Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 1:36 pm
by justahoby
I replace a bunch of bulbs I know I forget to turn off with LED, over six months want to say it lowered my power bill $20 a month..... I noticed the difference , but I say $20 ..but having a baby and boiling bottles seems to eat up power now..among other things...

Re: LED shop lights

Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:05 am
by mbrooks
I ended up installing 7 - 4ft. 4 bulb T5's in a 40 x 60 shop, cost of the LED's was just too much and couldn't justify it. Plenty of light.

Re: LED shop lights

Posted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:35 am
by Coloradoracer
I was at Lowe's yesterday and they have a 4' shop light that's all LED for $62. That's less than what I paid for the one I have now by almost half, and it's brighter....I'm going to get 4-6 of them for my trailer, they only pull about 40 watts total each....

Re: LED shop lights

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 4:38 am
by heartbeatman
A person may be able to get a rebate from your local utility co. also . I know here in Seattle they are doing that , I just did a complete LED retrofit on an Ronald McDonald House and Seattle City Light Covered a big chunk of the cost.

Re: LED shop lights

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:51 am
by cspeier
I just put 13) 8ft T5 lights in my new 40x60..

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Re: LED shop lights

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 4:45 pm
by mitch
Is that metal roofing for your ceiling?
Mitch