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#1 Sawdust ONLINE  

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Posted March 07, 2017 - 10:46 PM

I like a lot of others want & need to convert from the old florescent to LED. I seen these fixtures on FB. Has anyone used these or know anything about them. I'm waiting for a reply about the lumen info.
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Posted March 08, 2017 - 12:25 AM

I'm going to pass on these, not enough info on them.
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Posted March 08, 2017 - 12:28 AM

   Tried to look at the link but have no facebook account and could not. Bought 4' led at Costco. It has been working great for 4 months. Don


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Posted March 08, 2017 - 04:08 AM

   I too have the 4' type from Sams club. ( same as costco's ) they work fine and the newest one i picked up comes with hardware to attach together or daisy chain them in series . 


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Posted March 08, 2017 - 06:26 AM

A while back Rural King had some on sale but by the time I decided to order they were sold out , I saw these they have now  and order 2 to try http://www.ruralking...3200-lumen.html

right now I took them to my sons to use as work lights while I spackle his bathroom, just leaning them against the wall  , they seem pretty bright but if you notice they have a pretty small reflector so the light might be a little to focused  if mounted on a garage ceiling . I do like the pull chain and 6' cord  


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Posted March 08, 2017 - 09:23 AM

I bought a set of the plug and play tubes from Costco, seem to work okay, but I don't use them that often. I also bought 2 of their LED fixtures for the carport, need to get them up as soon as weather breaks some and I get 5 mins.


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Posted March 08, 2017 - 09:49 AM

The ACE hardware where our son works just replaced all their fluorescent bulbs with led bulbs. You need to replace the tombstones on each end of the light and remove the  ballast and rewire it. takes about 20 min once you get the hang of it. They only replace one bulb and have found that it produces more light and has saved them a lot of money. They have 5 stores altogether and are in the process of replacing all of them. I am toying with the idea of replacing all of mine with the LED bulbs etc.. I know they last a lot longer and they give out more light, and cost less to run. I have replaced all  my incandescent bulbs in the house wit led. Roger 


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Posted March 08, 2017 - 09:56 AM

I replaced the florescent 4 foot tubes in a 2 tube fixture with ballast bypass led tubes 2400 lumens each and they work great and easy to install by bypass the ballast wiring. With 2400 lumens each they are bright and instant on no flickering.


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Posted March 08, 2017 - 10:55 AM

I replaced the florescent 4 foot tubes in a 2 tube fixture with ballast bypass led tubes 2400 lumens each and they work great and easy to install by bypass the ballast wiring. With 2400 lumens each they are bright and instant on no flickering.


This is what I wanted to do. I have ten of the old T12 fixtures I salvaged from a commercial job I done years ago. I was surprised they still worked after being in storage for over twenty years. This past winter I spent a lot more time in my shop than last year. Our electric bill was outrageous. I'm running ten fixtures with eighty watts each not to mention the aggravation of flickering & slow warm up time. Could you give me more info on what tunes you used & what ever else you had to do to convert. Thanks

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Posted March 08, 2017 - 11:31 AM

I also use the Feit brand at Costco.  They're about $12 (with instant rebate) but usually they're about $20 for two 4 ft. led bulbs with the small ends.  All I do is remove the old bulbs and simply put in the new ones with no modification to the wiring or fixture.  They work great and seem to put out a much brighter light and instant light especially during cold days.  In the past they've also sold a complete fixture w/led bulbs for about $30.

 

https://www.costco.c....100235288.html


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Posted March 08, 2017 - 12:02 PM

I also use the Feit brand at Costco.  They're about $12 (with instant rebate) but usually they're about $20 for two 4 ft. led bulbs with the small ends.  All I do is remove the old bulbs and simply put in the new ones with no modification to the wiring or fixture.  They work great and seem to put out a much brighter light and instant light especially during cold days.  In the past they've also sold a complete fixture w/led bulbs for about $30.

 

https://www.costco.c....100235288.html

 

Exactly what I used, the replacement tubes were regularly $17.99, they seemed to fit my T12 fixture without a problem.

complete fixture was $30


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Posted March 08, 2017 - 12:07 PM

I also use the Feit brand at Costco.  They're about $12 (with instant rebate) but usually they're about $20 for two 4 ft. led bulbs with the small ends.  All I do is remove the old bulbs and simply put in the new ones with no modification to the wiring or fixture.  They work great and seem to put out a much brighter light and instant light especially during cold days.  In the past they've also sold a complete fixture w/led bulbs for about $30.

 

https://www.costco.c....100235288.html

those work great also but the ballast bypass does not use the ballast and saves energy by not using the ballast


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Posted March 08, 2017 - 01:02 PM

those work great also but the ballast bypass does not use the ballast and saves energy by not using the ballast

When you say ballast bypass are you disconnecting the ballast completely?  Could you explain what you did?



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Posted March 08, 2017 - 01:46 PM

When you say ballast bypass are you disconnecting the ballast completely?  Could you explain what you did?

Here is a video like the tubes i used with power only applied to one end of new led tubes


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