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As I get older my eyes are just not what they used to be, needing more and more light, so I made up a small cross cut sled with guard and visible blade line for safety
 

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Nice looking sled Tony. I have to agree about needing more light. I just bought 2 Led dome lights for mounting over 2 work benches tp augment what was already there. It was never a problem until now.
 
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Rockler had a couple of dome lights that were ultra bright LEDs. They have aluminum reflectors and cast a tremendous amount of light down on the work. Have one over my bench and another over the table saw. I also strung a number of other LEDs around the shop, including some under counter lights that perk up the corners of the shop. Good idea making the red line so visible and the contrast is really the thing that makes old eyes work, so the stain vs new wood is a really good idea.
 

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In my case the fading of the light was caused by cataracts in both eyes. Implanted plastic lenses cured that and improved my visual acuity. I don't need as much correction in my glasses and read much better in low light situations now.
 

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Costco had 4 ft LED fixtures for cheap. I added 2 in the shop, replaced the one in the laundry as an experiment. When they are back in stock I will replace all the fluorescent ones in the shop.
Yeah. Since I missed the last sale, please post here if you see it again. I will too.
 

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In my case the fading of the light was caused by cataracts in both eyes. Implanted plastic lenses cured that and improved my visual acuity. I don't need as much correction in my glasses and read much better in low light situations now.
We tend to take for granted the new lens implants and no fuss surgical procedure for cataracts, but it was only in the late 1970s that they began doing this miraculous surgery. Before that you wound up in coke bottles through which you could barely see better than with the cataracts. One of the things ophthalmologists do right.
 

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Amazon sells these LED replacement tubes for fluorescent fixtures. They are compatible with new electronic ballasts and with the old magnetic ballasts it's just a quick rewiring job.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00S5OA1U2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I have installed them in all the fluorescent fixtures in my shop/barn (about 8 or 10). They make a huge difference, and they come on right away on mornings when the shop is cold.
 

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Looked into those but then found the Costco LEDs for $25-29. Just hang em and plug em in. Can also hook up to 4 of them (probably more) together. Saves a lot of time.
 

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Nice job on the sled Tony. Excellent job on recognizing and accepting the problem and then doing something about it!!! I hope it provides you with
many more productive hours in your shop.
 
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