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Finally upgraded to T8 LED's. My old tired eyes are loving it.
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I love T8’s ,as long as there florescent and not LED . I bought light fixtures for my garage a long time ago , and will be converting them to T8’s ,as there the older T12 tube at the moment.
You can buy tombstones and convert older fixtures to T8’s though, so it wasn’t a total loss.

That’s a major improvement Rick , although I don’t think 4 bulbs per fixture is neccesary

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The one thing my old eyes complain about frequently is not enough light right where I need it. I keep hoping someone will invent a collar to wear or clip-on that are smart enough to turn on and shine light right when I need it. They should remain charged with any movement I'm making.

I have added light over my workbenches, but often when working there I wish I had light coming from behind me rather than overhead and in front of me. Perhaps the best spot for lights above my bench would be flush to the front edge.

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I have five LED bulbs in the ceiling of my garage. The center one has a built in reflector and is something like 4400 lumens. I have two of the reflector type in the workshop, one over the TS, the other over the workbench. Bright is an understatement.
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Some day, I hope. But, eight footers ain't cheap and I'd need 6 ea. Two tube type.
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Rick, did you use daylight or bright white LED's?

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Love it Rick............. Where did you get your fixtures and bulbs?
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I used bright. So far, they seem to be what I wanted.

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Bought the fixtures at $40.00 each and the 10 pack of bulbs (2 spares) at $85.00 all Lowes.

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I have been changing out T12 fixtures all over my house with LED 4 ft dual tube shop lights bought at Costco. I bought like 16 or 17 fixtures. I about ready to finish in my shop. I have 2 T12 4 ft 2 tube lights to change over. Winter set in before I could finish. I got the ones in my shed done. They still had little silver starters in them.
One of the lights in my shop would not start when it was cold. It definitely time to change it out. I plan install 3 LED lights where I had 2 before. I have low ceilings so I plan to install plugs to plug the LEDs in. By using plugs it will give me extra plugs so I can plug tools into the ceiling and use less extension cords.

I my wife's sewing room she had a 8 ft single tube and one 5 ft single tube. She now has 4 LED 4ft dual tubes. I need sunglasses in there. It is bright.

The nice thing now is there is no more hum. All my fluoresce lights were getting old. The LEDs are so much better. I only had one good bad and Costco replaced it.
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