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Thumbs up 4 ft. LED shop light

Got one at Harbor Freight today. On sale at $29.95; #64410. Plugged it in and it is bright! Might take some of my birthday money and get a couple more to eliminate the fluorescent lights.
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Got one at Harbor Freight today. On sale at $29.95; #64410. Plugged it in and it is bright! Might take some of my birthday money and get a couple more to eliminate the fluorescent lights.
I've converted all of my 8' tubes to LED, no more ballast, no more hum, very bright.

There are a number of the 4' fixtures out there, most of them are linkable as well.
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Price at Sams Club about the same. Each strip has standard 110v outlet to allow chaining.


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The latest HF flyer has them for $19.95, and I think you can use a 20% coupon too.

Also, I've heard good things about this set of 4: (works out to $12.50 each!)

https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B06XGBKD...v_ov_lig_dp_it
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Got one at Harbor Freight today. On sale at $29.95; #64410. Plugged it in and it is bright! Might take some of my birthday money and get a couple more to eliminate the fluorescent lights.
Costco has two led tube 4foot long in reflector mount for $19.99. Brighter than floros

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One problem with all fluoros is that they contain mercury.
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The latest HF flyer has them for $19.95, and I think you can use a 20% coupon too.

Also, I've heard good things about this set of 4: (works out to $12.50 each!)

https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B06XGBKD...v_ov_lig_dp_it
The wife checked and said the coupons won't be honored for the sale price. Check the sale flyer or online. Still a bargain. Hang it and plug it in.
Amazon would be good but what is the shipping? I don't buy enough to warrant Prime.

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I got a pair of them from Costco. The brightness is great. It's like daylight on a bright sunny day.
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I've converted all of my 8' tubes to LED, no more ballast, no more hum, very bright.

There are a number of the 4' fixtures out there, most of them are linkable as well.
That hum comes from older magnetic ballasts. Shouldn't get that with electronic ones.



If you have a menards near you, get some shop lights from them. $15 for a 4' led. 4200 lumens, these are super bright. I bought 3 of them.
https://www.menards.com/main/lightin...4438333183.htm

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As a test in our shop we put in two rated at 4000K and 2 at 5000 Kelvin I like the 5K better.
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I picked up a 4 ft 4K lumen led light at Wally's for $17.00 a year ago. Couldn't figure out why so cheap, but bought it because it was so cheap. Not as bright as the 5K lumen. I still dislike the cool white light, I wish they had the "warm white" I replaced the 4 ft fourescents in the barn with the 4 ft LED's Flourescents aren't worth crap under 20 degrees. The LEDs come on nice and bright.
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LEDs can be produced by a printing process which is always the cheapest option. It is what enables flat TV screens to be produced at a lower cost than CRTs.
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In college I was on a co-ed rifle team. The team captain was a women and her boyfriend was some sort of child prodigy physics geek who was employed at a Bell Research lab. One day around 1971, he had these little glass beads in a metal cup. when he attached battery leads the little beads would glow brightly. He talked about painting them on ceilings to light rooms in the future, using them in watch faces, tail lights etc. Don't know what they really were, but I recall, he got in some crap at his job because he was showing them off in public. An investigator called me about it and I disclaimed all knowledge of it. As I recall, he got in trouble a second time over some paint that changed colors when a charge was put to it. He painted his car with the stuff. It looked dull metallic orange until he flipped a switch and then it looked a strange green color. By that time, he held a few patents and had too much other stuff in the pipeline, that they wouldn't fire him.
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Rockler sells some that are 10,000 lumens! 4ft link-able too.
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As a test in our shop we put in two rated at 4000K and 2 at 5000 Kelvin I like the 5K better.
I did 6500K on my 8' "tubes", good for work enviroments.
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I hope folks aren't mixing up lumens and color temperature, two different things.
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I just want more light. Don't need to get into all the technical data. Going tomorrow to get three more @$19.95.

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The wife checked and said the coupons won't be honored for the sale price. Check the sale flyer or online. Still a bargain. Hang it and plug it in.
Amazon would be good but what is the shipping? I don't buy enough to warrant Prime.
I think if you order $35 or more shipping is free.

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Got four yesterday. Two in the shop takes the place of what I thought would need three. One is over the desks in the office and eliminates the desk lamps. Going to put the other two in the basement to eliminate the fluorescent lights. Keeping one fluorescent to put in a storage are in the basement as soon as I take the time to run a line for the outlet. Don't need the LED as this light will be used very little.

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