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@Herb Stoops Herb, checkout the CRI rating on those panels. It’s only 80. For better quality light you want to be CRI to be in the 90s. That is an awesome price on those though.
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@Bob Adams Bob, I think she would be very pleased with them. For a drywall ceiling you would need to use the DGA14 (drywall grid adapter) to recess them into the drywall between the joists/rafters. If you were just going to hang them then all you need is some jack chain or aircraft cable. They are very light compared to fluorescent fixtures.

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@Bob Adams Bob, missed the part about the spare bedroom. 4000 lumens might be a bit bright for a bedroom. This one fixture is equal to a little more than two 100Watt halogen lamps. You would probably need to dim them for that purpose. If you want to dim them it does require a specialized 0-10V dimmer with additional low voltage wiring from the dimmer to the fixture.

As far as asthetics, it’s more at home in the laundry area/work shop/garage than a bedroom. If it was a dedicated sewing room I’d say it was awesome but the bedroom part makes me a little hesitant.

When I get home tonight I’ll take some photos of the actual fixture for you check out.

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Rick brings up a major concern; eye damage caused by Blue-Violet wavelength light, a serious concern with LEDs.
We had a short discussion on this topic a couple of weeks ago.
Here's some reading for you...
Retinal light exposure after cataract surgery, what are the risks? | Points de Vue | International Review of Ophthalmic Optics
https://advancedvisioncare.co.uk/do-...se-eye-damage/
https://gunnar.com/do-environmentall...use-blindness/
https://nei.nih.gov/news/briefs/uv_cataract
Smick K et al, Blue light hazard: New knowledge, new approaches to maintaining ocular health. Report of a roundtable sponsored by Essilor of America. March, 2013, NYC, NY.
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And I thought this forum was about woodworking...

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Wood'nt guess it, eh?
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@herb Very similar, but not the exact. Mine were from Satco. SATCO 65-316
Paid $60.00 each at local wholesale electrical supply house. (I’m a HVAC/ Electrical contractor by trade.) They have a five year warranty. 90+ CRI, 37watts, 3960 lumens. 120/277v driver. 0-10v dimmer. Also comes in 4000K color as well. I wanted to go with a local name brand fixture. In case of warranty issues I can take them back locally.

Not affiliated with Satco. Just like their products.
Yes, @Herb Stoops , that's the type.
To be honest, having had a lot of time to think about this. Thin LED panels have a limited life when compared to other, better-built fittings. But as Roger says, at $60 a piece, if you're only working in the workshop 20 hours a week or less, why spend more? It's all a matter of choice and buying according to your need.

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I had one very white (blue) overhead light in my office shed and it was just too sterile to suit me. The fixture has a large flat diffuser, so I bought a sheet of theatrical gel in "Bastard Amber" and fitted it into the diffuser. That's the most often used color in stage lighting, and it is very much more comfortalbe to live with.
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And I thought this forum was about woodworking...
more than just woodworking - soaking in knowledge on many topics.

your posts were very informative

BTW - in my first comment, I was just yanking your (light) chain
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