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Not exactly safety but we know that good lighting influences safety by eliminating shadows and dark spots on equipment and work benches. Got the shop light at Harbor Freight today; selling at $29.95 each. Plugged it in and it is bright! Might go back and get a couple more with my birthday money. Number is 64410.

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I think it is exactly safety related! Not tripping over crap waiting for the fluorescent ones to light up in winter.

I tripled the number of fixtures in the shop (mine came from Costco) since they don't draw anything, looks like daylight now. If you add the cheap little HF remote control, you can turn them on in sections as well.

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I think they are brighter than fluorescent too. From what I’ve read not much if any cheaper than the old tubes but more light and better colour light is always a plus.

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Costco has them too.

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I bought a case of them on line awhile back,(plug and play), and am replacing the old ones as they fail. I think they are as bright. I have 46 tubes total and have replaced about 10 so far. They should last longer, and run cooler.
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I went with bulbs, including three with reflectors and super bright. One over the work area and the table saw. Another in the garage. Got a mix of the 2800K and 4000K to get a nice mix. Many other bulbs and some strip lights in corners.

During Christmas, you can get small on/off remotes that can control all your lights with ease. I bought one of each frequency and use them for odd functions. In the theater, one turns on a special spotlight on the speaker, so we can dim lights for PowerPoints, but still see the speaker.
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My old shop had florescent lights they flickered, hummed, and generally was annoying. When I moved to my new shop about 5 years ago I put up all LED lights. I am still using those original fixtures and have no problems with any of them. Some have been on for 5 years because I dont like to walk into a dark shop. The price of the LED fixtures and/or bulbs has really gone down. I originally paid about $50.00 per fixture five years ago and now they are down to between $25-30.00 apiece. I would not want fluorescent in my shop due to the fact that the LEDs are brighter, cheaper to run and make no noise at all.
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Knothead?
Is this the whole fixture or the bulbs.

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I replaced all of my fluorescent bulbs with LED bulbs from ebay. Just had to remove the balists Instant on and no more flickering. Cheap and they work great. https://www.ebay.com/itm/10-100-Pack....c100005.m1851
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At this point all my lights in the shop are LED and I bought all but a few at Costco. The few that didn't come from there were Honeywell brand and I got at Sam's Club. Biggest difference is that the Costco lights have a diffuser that blends the light from the LED bulbs where the Honeywell's you can see the individual bulbs which when looked at directly is uncomfortable for my eyes. The ones from Costco are Feit brand and can be linked together. I have mine working on the existing wall switch.I recommend these highly. All my fluorescent fixtures are long gone except in the garage where I bought and installed high output low temperature fixtures. For what I paid for those they'll have to fail before I replace them. Going on 17 years so..........

https://www.costco.com/Feit-4%27-Lin...100462723.html
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