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Any of you use the 4' or 8' LED fixtures? Seems they can be had on eBay for a pretty reasonable price. Might consider replacing the standard bulbs in my garage with some of them.
 

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starting to in my garage.. we've got one done over the workbench and it puts out much more light than the rest of the standard bulbs.. we've got 6 standard bulbs that we'll be replacing soon with these led lights.. can't wait for the bright
 

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I am also interested in this manufacturing marvel
 

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I plan to do so in my garage as well. I just haven't started shopping prices yet.
 

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The lowes by my has some single bulb 4' LED fixtures on clearance for 24 bucks now. Probably going to buy a few for my garage project
 

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I have 12 ceramic base sockets in my barn, installed 100W Utilitech LED warm white bulbs from Lowes and the place is lit up like a stadium.
 

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Link geoff?
Unfortunitly they dont have the one they were clearing out online, but this is the new version of it.

Strip light

That one is 400 lumens brighter. I did end up buying the ones they were clearing out, was hoping to work on my garage yesterday but stomach flu put that on hold.
 

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I'm in the process of rebuilding my shop and want to go led. It isn't huge but I have about 16x 4 bulb ballasts. I would like to reduce the ballast count and go led. I also have 2x 2 bulb ballasts on the walls that help when painting. Looks like I need to go to Lowe's.
 

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This is an awesome LED light. 13,000 Lumens...and no waiting for the lights to "warm" up to get bright. As soon as you flip the switch...bam!! Bright light! Yeah...there not cheap, but I only need one per car bay. And no need for an electrician because there not hard wired. Check it out...well worth the money to me!!

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400 bucks for a light...not up in here!

I got my own led shop lights

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those Costco lights have shitty lumens output...i saw them and was comparing them to my T5HO setup...not even close
 

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need some pics after the install...i'm thinking about going to costco today to see if they have any
 

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There is a big thread on them on GJ. People seemed to like them.
 

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(1) T5HO bulb puts out more lumens than what that costco fixture puts out, btw. They are CHEAP, ill give them that...but youd need 2 or 3 to match the output of ONE T5HO
 

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The Costco LEDs were only $30 each with lamps (impulse buy), so I'm not complaining. Cheaper than any T5 dual light I've seen. I haven't done a side by side, but it seemed at least as bright as the generic 2 lamp T5 on the other side of the basement; might have to compare later, but it's a busy week at home. They're considerably brighter than the 2 lamp T8 hanging over my work bench, which was $20 at Home Depot plus the cost of two bulbs.

The Costco lights are very plasticky and cheap feeling. They also don't have to support rigid glass tubes either though. No on/off switch. 2 prong polarized power cable. There are slotted screw holes for surface mounting, similar to hanging a power strip. There are also a couple looped metal cables with a bung on the end that can be slipped into those same slots. I used those cables to toss it up on nails and they don't feel as secure as hooks, but seem OK. The power cord is making it hang crooked because the fixture is light weight.

Being in Michigan and freezing our butts off right now, I more jumped on the Costco lights for the instant start in cold weather. As it is, I leave one T5 fixture on 24/7 just so I don't have to listen to it buzz while it warms up.
 

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Its also not really far to compare a 30 dollar costco fixture to an HOT5 fixture, of course its going to kick the crap out of it. if you want a TON of light thats only slightly less efficient, HOT5 is the way to go, especially if you have a ceiling thats 10'+.

Cold weather is a down fall to any florescent fixture though, it takes a while for the gases and particulate to get excited and glow, whereas LED is instant on light output.
 
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