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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-27-2016, 09:36 AM Thread Starter
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We have wired the house with a cell phone booster so we can finally use our phones at home. Good bye Landlines.
And, continuing our journey to modernity, we replaced most of our incandescent bulbs in the house with LEDs. The difference is astounding. So much brighter and much less heat. So, we’ve decided to replace our aging florescent shop lights (4 each 8’ double tube) with LEDs. Our aging eyes need MORE LIGHT. I often cannot find my pencil marks, let alone a knife scribed line.
Customer reviews of the units we're contemplating claim a 40 – 50% increase in light, no buzzing, instant on and a 50%+ decrease in power usage. Some commercial users anticipate that they will pay for themselves in a few years. But, those are 24/7 operations.
The company, a U.S. manufacturer…Hyperikon…claims a 45000 hour life. Likely, more than I’ll ever need.
They don’t use a ballast, so some re wiring will be necessary. Can’t take the fixtures down, so some ladder time is in the offing. Hope the old legs and hips hold out.
As soon as the next chair and ottoman is done, we’ll do the deed. At about that time, Phyl is having surgery to replace a shoulder so, it looks like I’ll be on my own. Well, me and the dogs.
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Having the same problem with eyesight and considering also replacing my 8' double tube fixtures with LED. Can you please post a link to the bulbs that you're considering? Thanks
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I'm on a Kindle and don't know how to capture and post a link. But, I'll try.
https://www.amazon.com/Hyperikon-equ...ft+led+frosted
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I'm on a Kindle and don't know how to capture and post a link. But, I'll try.
https://www.amazon.com/Hyperikon-equ...ft+led+frosted
Hey, it worked.
I've used these in a few fixtures, and they do what they say. Common negative in the reviews is that the tombstones that are supposed to be included aren't--mine were not as well. A call to HyperIkon in California was answered on the 2hd or 3rd ring, by a person at 6 PM CDT. 42 hours later, the tombstones were in my mailbox. (the tombstones didn't fit my cheap fixture, but with a little study, i figured out how to disassemble my tombstones and remove the shunt. Not HyperIkon's fault on that part)

For the fixtures i've added, i've used a 4' lamp from Home Depot that allows up to 9 fixtures to be linked together. Added a few switched outlets in the ceiling for those runs--better than sliced bread!!

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Thanks a lot. The prices seem to have come down quite a bit recently, I was looking at about $70 per bulb which was getting pricey since I need 16 bulbs. I ran across a deal on LED fixtures at Lowes ad was looking at installing tubes in the center four fixtures which is pretty much over the "work area" and the LED fixtures on the end rows which os over the storage area.
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I bit the bullet last Fall and every light in the house, workshop, small office, garage and outside are now LED. The brightness is wonderful, the reduced power load is terrific. Long lifetime, low heat. What's not to love. I have chosen to use bulb shaped units so they can be easily replaced. No rewiring needed. I use 12 gauge wiring everywhere so there is practically no load on the circuits, which allows using other tools or devices on the 20 amp circuit.
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Unfortunately for me I have a corneal transplant from a viral infection that they thought was bacterial , so good bye eye sight .
Of all things , LED lights brings back the virus . Learned the the hard way after spending over 1200 bucks on LED lights , and taking them all back out again .

The only good news for me is , there'a better technology around the corner called quantum dots , also refered to as Q LEDs that don't have the harsh light . If you hold a light spectrometer up to a white LED bulb there's a ton of excessive blue being emitted . Turns out that's what drives my eye nuts

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Ok ,I never insulate
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when you are about rip out or dish some of this stuff...
let us know..
we'll provide mailing addies..

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If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Rainman, sorry to learn of your vision problems. I wasn't aware.
So, how do you work around the problem? I'm sure it must be frustrating.

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Hi Rainman

Very sorry to hear of your vision problems, here's hoping theres some better news for you further down the road.
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