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#1 Alc OFFLINE  

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Posted January 27, 2017 - 06:26 AM

I saw these 4' lights in the Rual King email . What I was wondering about was isn't the old 4' fluorescent  bulbs 40 watt each ? These LED are 75 watt .  Which would be just 5 watts more or maybe you have to add in the ballast to get the total wattage of the older lights ?

 

 

 

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Posted January 27, 2017 - 07:20 AM

Looks likes that is a complete fixture that consumes 75 watts,  There is nothing to worry about just plug it in.


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Posted January 27, 2017 - 07:38 AM

Fluorescent lights are pretty efficient when running, their big power draw is at start up when the ballast is heating the mercury in them.  The LEDs aren't going to lower your electricity bill much unless you're in the habit of turning them off and on very frequently.

 

The LEDs should last much longer than a fluorescent tubes.  They should also be bright almost immediately where a fluorescent needs to warm up - especially if it's very cold.


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Posted January 27, 2017 - 08:02 AM

I have been changing out fluorescent tubes at church to LED tubes. I am doing the ballast by pass tubes. These tube are wired to the input voltage 120 volts.The LED tubes seem to be brighter. That is a good price on your fixture. I think you will like them.


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Posted January 27, 2017 - 08:05 AM

I was thinking the fluorescent tubes were 60 watt each. Plus the extra for start up. I've been replacing my 4 ft ones with the LED fixtures. I've been getting most at Menards. They have been comparable light ratings as this but only show around 40 watts each. This is the first one I've ever seen rated this high of wattage. I wonder why?


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Posted January 27, 2017 - 08:56 AM

What is the difference in lumens?   That would be the brightness.

The led strip says 5000 lumens.


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Posted January 27, 2017 - 09:51 AM

I am slowly changing the house over to led. Local store has them for the same price as the old ones. Best part is most of our light fixtures are rated for 60 watt or less. Replacing with brighter bulbs.

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Posted January 27, 2017 - 10:02 AM

I've started the LED swap also when I can find stuff on sale. Just bought 2-4 ft fixtures for $30/piece from Costco, I think 3600 Lumens total for fixture, for my carport as I needed light under there. They also had the LED swap bulbs for T12/T8 tubes for $18/2 tubes, I put them in my barn fixture which would never turn on under 40*, man lights up the whole are now in an instance...plug and play.


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Posted January 27, 2017 - 10:23 AM

I am changing to LED's also. Didn't notice when I bought, but I got one box (of 4) that are 'Daylight'. Those put out some good light. Others are 'Soft White'. Ace Hardware had them on sale for $6.99 a box.


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Posted January 27, 2017 - 04:50 PM

Our local power company is giving an instant rebate for us. That's when I decided to start changing.

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Posted January 27, 2017 - 06:36 PM

Changed out 12  4foot 32 watt t12 lamps about a month ago with some leds from home depo , Toggled brand , tossed the ballasts and did the simple rewire job. Box from led  says 16watts  1700 lumens  5000k light appearance.

Man what an improvement , I am finding things that I forgot I had.  


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Posted January 27, 2017 - 06:42 PM

Still have a case of the old standard 4' bulbs. Hate to toss them so I guess it's florescent for a while.  



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Posted January 28, 2017 - 07:22 AM

I upgraded to T5. They are a huge improvement. The shop  was all T12.  I do have a T8 over my workbench and the T8 are lame compared to T5.I bought my lighting from electrical supply store who told me to recover added cost of LED lights would be in use 16 hours a day. That just does not happen in my shop which is why he directed me to T5's

 

Those LEDS are dirt cheap! However you cannot link them as per the instructions. The T5's I have are linkable. The LED here i looked at were $130 for a 2x4' fixture and I don't know if they were linkable.


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Posted January 30, 2017 - 08:31 PM

This morning I was going to order some but were sold out but they was a spot to put your email in case they get more .




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