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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.

https://www.harborfreight.com/indoor-wireless-remote-system-3-pc-62575.html
 

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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 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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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-Linkable-LED-Shop-Light%2C-2-pack.product.100462723.html
 

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The first ones I bought I disconnected the ballast,and wired the ends direct,by passing the ballast. Then the next bunch were just remove the old tube.and replace with new tubes.No rewiring. That works for me no having to remove the fixture, then put back up again. All mine have the white tube cover. I have seen the clear tube in use and it is too bright for me, the white cover seems to diffuse the light better, and I can keep the old fixture,cheaper too at around $8.50/tube off the internet, free delivery.
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Bushwhacker, the whole fixture. Hang it and plug it in! So easy a caveman could do it! They are going on sale this coming Friday, Saturday, Sunday at $19.95 but coupons aren't honored. Going to get at least two more.
 

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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.
Sams Club has cheap LED utility lights as well. The linkable's are great.
 

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Going back for the sale tomorrow and get three more @$19.95. One HF store is closer than Chattanooga plus traffic is 500% better. Don't shop at Sam's or Walmart.
 

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I replaced all fluorescent bulbs in my shop with LED's a few years ago and as stated before there is no more hum or flickering and they come on instantly as well as being twice as bright. I have never regretted doing it and would recommend that everybody make the conversion.
 

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I replaced all fluorescent bulbs in my shop with LED's a few years ago and as stated before there is no more hum or flickering and they come on instantly as well as being twice as bright. I have never regretted doing it and would recommend that everybody make the conversion.
Everyone but me. I had a herpes infection on my right eye , and the excess blue light produced by led lights brings the virus out of remission very quickly .
I’m assuming it’s the excess blue light, but it could be the nonexistent UV they claim they don’t produce
 

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Put up two in the shop and it proved to be much brighter than I anticipated. No shadows in one end of the shop that was a problem. I was considering three but two does the job and eliminated the third light. Put the two in the basement to replace the fluorescent lights. One went over the desks in the office- don't need desk lamps.
 

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Everyone but me. I had a herpes infection on my right eye , and the excess blue light produced by led lights brings the virus out of remission very quickly .
I’m assuming it’s the excess blue light, but it could be the nonexistent UV they claim they don’t produce
You can get the warm white led bulbs they are not as bad. That might work for you.
 

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I have all florescent and they like to do the flicker and hum, and just get crazy at times. I just ordered a few moments ago 16 fixtures with two-bulb / 4000K from discount city for $396. Will see if they were worth getting or not.
2 week delivery...
 
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