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Looking for budget friendly lighting to go over hand tool bench.

by SMP
posted 12-03-2018 07:26 PM


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Steve

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#1 posted 12-03-2018 09:00 PM

I’ve had good luck with these from costco

https://www.costco.com/Feit-4'-Linkable-LED-Shop-Light-2-pack.product.100410429.html

I have 4 of them in my garage and it’s very bright now.

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#2 posted 12-03-2018 11:19 PM

There’s a place in my neck of the woods call Rural king (it’s liek tractor supply or farm and fleet) and they sale 4 foot led light strips that would be about perfect. Think they run under $25 but shipping could be high

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#3 posted 12-04-2018 12:14 AM

These cost about $25 at northern tool and put out a lot of light

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#4 posted 12-04-2018 12:22 AM

I ordered a set of these and have not been disappointed. They are very bright and very light weight.

(Pack of 6) Barrina LED T5 Integrated Single Fixture, 4FT, 2200lm, 6500K (Super Bright White), 20W, Utility Shop Light, Ceiling and Under Cabinet Light, Corded Electric with Built-in ON/Off Switch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HBT3BVM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_UHCbCbSC8Q4GJ

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#5 posted 12-04-2018 01:15 AM

I can’t report on how well, or not these work. I just got them. 52 bux for 8 lights. 3 year warranty, otherwise stats pretty similar to above. I did plug them all in, With Amazon you just have to react withing 30 days, 31 days and you are out of luck if they are defective.

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#6 posted 12-04-2018 02:07 AM



I can t report on how well, or not these work. I just got them. 52 bux for 8 lights. 3 year warranty, otherwise stats pretty similar to above. I did plug them all in, With Amazon you just have to react withing 30 days, 31 days and you are out of luck if they are defective.

Link to no name lights

- therealSteveN

I was looking at them last night. Liked the idea they could be linked easily. Found some at the borg 3 ft with 3000 lumens for under $10 during the insanity squared holiday weekend.

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#7 posted 12-04-2018 06:43 AM

With the LED work lights becoming more and more popular, Most of the big box hardware stores are discounting the 2’, 4’ and 8’ fluorescent tube work lights.

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#8 posted 12-04-2018 04:08 PM



There’s a place in my neck of the woods call Rural king (it’s liek tractor supply or farm and fleet) and they sale 4 foot led light strips that would be about perfect. Think they run under $25 but shipping could be high

- JCamp

I actually got my Hobart MIG welder from them, surprisingly even with shipping they were cheaper than anywhere else. The local place to me wouldn’t even try and match or meet me halfway. I’ll check them out.

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SMP

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#9 posted 12-04-2018 04:10 PM



I ordered a set of these and have not been disappointed. They are very bright and very light weight.

(Pack of 6) Barrina LED T5 Integrated Single Fixture, 4FT, 2200lm, 6500K (Super Bright White), 20W, Utility Shop Light, Ceiling and Under Cabinet Light, Corded Electric with Built-in ON/Off Switch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HBT3BVM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_UHCbCbSC8Q4GJ

- B4B

Is the super bright white good for woodwork? Not too bright/obnoxious?

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#10 posted 12-04-2018 05:40 PM



I ve had good luck with these from costco

https://www.costco.com/Feit-4 -Linkable-LED-Shop-Light-2-pack.product.100410429.html

I have 4 of them in my garage and it s very bright now.

- Steve

Same here,
I took down 6 traditional fluorescent fixtures and replaced them with 10 of these.
I like them because I can daisy chain up to four of them. I also like that I can turn them off or on individually with the pull chain.
I have them set so only 4 come on when you flip the switch and I turn on the others as needed.

-- When you leave your shop for the night, make sure you can always count to 10.

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#11 posted 12-04-2018 06:00 PM

I have been really pleased with these. I wired them into some old florescent fixtures I had, they put off an incredible amount of light. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B073W21P6X/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1 They cost about $8 each and I wired them direct, bypassing the ballast.

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therealSteveN

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#12 posted 12-05-2018 11:17 PM



With the LED work lights becoming more and more popular, Most of the big box hardware stores are discounting the 2 , 4 and 8 fluorescent tube work lights.

- WoodenDreams

Those with a ballast, well it can be ripped out to allow LED bulbs to work without a ballast, cheaper look, or the higher priced ballast/no ballast bulbs which can do either. A guy I know who is still building, had just built a guy a new shop/barn/horse stalls, and he bought T8’s on clearance, and refitted with no ballast bulbs, and feels he gave the guy better lighting for about 30% less $$$$$$, his cost.

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