Started by Redoverfarm, March 22, 2016, 06:50:25 AM
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Quote from: Adam Roby on March 22, 2016, 07:38:24 AMI haven't seen those yet, this would at least fix the cold temperature issue where the tubes would flicker and be a bit dim until they warm up. That and not having the scratch my head and touch the bulb to get it to "catch". I think the ballast is out of whack on mine...Speaking of ballast, does the LED bulb require any retrofit? It was my understanding (very probably wrong understanding) that the ballast would provide a high voltage "start-up" pulse to get the fluorescent light to start and then would just regulate the current. I wonder if the LED light goes really bright at first and then dims... I guess they factored that into their design. I sometimes wonder why I speak at all...
Quote from: Redoverfarm on March 22, 2016, 06:50:25 AMJust thought I would pass along my first experience with the new LED lights. I was recently at Sam's Wholesale Club and noticed a 4' LED shop light. I had seen similar ones at Lowes & Home Depot but the price was a little high IMO at nearly $50 a unit. So Sam's had a Honeywell 4500 lumens, 42W unit for $35. Yep I bit on that just to try one out. I was amazed at the amount of light they gave out. Probably 2-3 time that of a comparable florescent unit. So anyone in the market might want to give them a try. Eventually I plan on changing all of my florescent units over to LEDs.
Quote from: flyingvan on March 22, 2016, 01:46:48 PMOur porchlight is white LED's. The bugs completely ignore it.
Quote from: Herb Maniac on April 06, 2016, 12:46:44 PMI just bought some dimmable LED flood lights. 4 for $24.99 on amazon. 9 watts with output comparable to 65 watts. Installed them on my ceiling and they are almost identical to the previous CFL ones. I like them. It's bright from the get-go and they use even less power than CFLs.
Quote from: Redoverfarm on April 06, 2016, 02:01:46 PMWhat size were they? R20's or R30's. When I bought the work lights they also had flood lights (LED) but I don't recall the size or the price. I need a bunch of them both inside & out but too much to bite off at one time. I hate exchanging them when the others are still working. Probably just exchange one at a time. By then they will come out with something better.
Quote from: glenn kangiser on April 15, 2016, 10:59:28 PMCostco had a super good LED work light by Snap-on. I bought one and am very happy with it. Super bright.Very little heat and bright as a large flood light.http://www.costcobusinessdelivery.com/Snap-On-LED-Worklight,-2000-Lumens-%28757636%29.product.11981062.html
Quote from: Redoverfarm on April 16, 2016, 08:45:46 AMGoing to have to look around Glenn for those. Not a member of Costco but I am sure there are other retail markets that offer them. I am tired of the old Halogen work lights. Swell when they are well but that normally is short lived. They produce so much heat that the porcelain bulb holders or the contacts melt or disintegrate. Usually you can't find a replacement part.
Quote from: rick91351 on April 16, 2016, 09:12:58 AMCheck your local Snap-On Jobber or truck. I liked the Halogen lamps for the heat. Set one up on a gelled diesel line or water line worked wonders....
Quote from: rick91351 on April 16, 2016, 09:12:58 AM...I liked the Halogen lamps for the heat. Set one up on a gelled diesel line or water line worked wonders....
Quote from: MushCreek on March 23, 2016, 06:00:42 AMI recently bought some 4' LED strip lights on ebay. They are a single 'bulb', and were $130 for 10 of them, or $13 a piece. They are easy to put up; there's a couple clips that you screw into place, and just snap them in. They come with a coupler to connect them end-to-end for a continuous strip. They put out nice light for my barn. I plan to order 20 more, for a total of 30 to light up my 28 X 32 shop. Time will tell whether they hold up over time. There are a number of dealers selling them on ebay.