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OT-LED Shop Lamps-CL Deal Of The Century? Or More China Crap??? Link...
Posted by: UGLYTRUK ()
Date: November 06, 2017 05:38AM

I've seen so many recently installed LED lamps flickering, etc. My friend just removed all his kitchen pot lamp LEDs, they failed after a short time. So much for 10,000 hours, more like 100 hours

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Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: November 06, 2017 07:14AM

Not relevant but I did discover that if you put some of the new LED conversion 4' bulbs in a fixture without a modern electronic ballast, you'll smoke the old style ballast in short order. Good news a replacement electronic ballast is cheap at a big box store.

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Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: November 06, 2017 07:25AM

""Not relevant but I did discover that if you put some of the new LED conversion 4' bulbs in a fixture without a modern electronic ballast, you'll smoke the old style ballast in short order. Good news a replacement electronic ballast is cheap at a big box store. ""


I put all 4' LED tubes in 5 double garage fixtures. I bypassed all the ballasts, a few minutes per fixture. I couldn't be happier, no problems, super bright, no cold start issues, no cold weather flickering. If you don't remove the ballast, your wasting electric.

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

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Date: November 06, 2017 07:37AM

I installed LED replacement tubes as well.
First step is to remove the ballast. The LED tubes wire parallel to the circuit.
They work great and draw very little current.
The LED replacements for standard bulbs are also outstanding. Have not had one fail, I have them in every fixture of my house. Some are five years running, now.
The only incandescent lamp in my place is in my Lava Lamp! smoking smiley


Dan Davis ~ Pierce County, WA ~ CORSA Western Director + Corvairs NW + North Cascades Corvairs + Corvanatics
1966 Corsa Turbo coupe ~ ~ 1966 140 Corsa ~ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 'Vert Sierra Tan/Fawn ~ 1964 Monza 'Vert (SOLD) ~ 1960 Monza Ermine White/Red PG ++ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 Evening Orchid w/ ivory/black interior ~ 1962 Monza Wagon 102/4 ~ 1963 Rampside/Scamper ~ 1963 Red/Greenbrier ~ 1969 Ultra Van #468

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Posted by: UGLYTRUK ()
Date: November 06, 2017 08:09AM

I have several 8' HO fixtures, a couple are tired, they turn off randomly. So I wire directly from 120volt to the new LED bulb? Ballast is completely bypassed and cancelled? Should I buy tubes from Amazon or eBay? Lowes rarely has any deals, convenient yes, but you pay for that.

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Posted by: azdave ()
Date: November 06, 2017 08:17AM

Note: For 4' and 8' lamps there are different LED replacement offerings. Some LED bulbs are plug-n-play and work with the ballast you already have. Some LED bulbs require you rewire inside and bypass the old ballast altogether.

If I was changing to LEDs in my shop and wanted to use the existing fixtures and reflectors, I would get bulbs that remove the old ballasts from the equation.


Dave W. / Gilbert Arizona
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66 Corsa 140 4-speed w/factory A/C
66 Corsa 140 4-speed
65 Corsa 140 4-speed
66 Corsa 455 Toro V8
65 Monza 455 Toro V8
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Posted by: UGLYTRUK ()
Date: November 06, 2017 08:32AM

I agree Dave, link?

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Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: November 06, 2017 09:22AM

LED lighting has improved, but there is still junk out there.

It would be helpful if folks that had success would post the brand name and were they purchased the LED replacement tubes.

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Posted by: UGLYTRUK ()
Date: November 06, 2017 09:25AM

It's tempting when you see a $1 CFL's, but I've had some last for years, on 24-7, and same brand last 6 months. I usually date my lamps in service date

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Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: November 06, 2017 10:29AM

[www.ebay.com]


Bought and installed early 2015, milky, no problems, on a lot, especially when I forget to turn them off at night.

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

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Posted by: azdave ()
Date: November 06, 2017 12:28PM

UGLYTRUK Wrote:
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> I agree Dave, link?

No link. I understand LEDs very well but since I'm not converting my shop from florescent lights to LED lights, I don't have a specific product to recommend.

If you wonder why, it's because in my case, there is no benefit for me to change. It doesn't get cold enough here in Phoenix for my T8's to be a bother when they are cold. My cost of energy is low because I generate 99% of my electricity and the payback would be too lengthy. I will only change the 2 dozen T8 fixtures I have to LEDs if the ballasts die. I have enough NIB T8 bulbs to supply the whole neighborhood.


Dave W. / Gilbert Arizona
66 Corsa 140 4-speed w/factory A/C
66 Corsa 140 4-speed w/factory A/C
66 Corsa 140 4-speed
65 Corsa 140 4-speed
66 Corsa 455 Toro V8
65 Monza 455 Toro V8
65 Monza 110 Convertible
65 Monza 4DR 140 PG w/factory A/C
65 Monza 4DR EJ20T w/5-speed




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Posted by: moomba32 ()
Date: November 06, 2017 03:04PM

You have 8 foot fixtures, there aren't many replacements for those, the couple I did see were in boxes of 20 for about $250 or so, if you need that many lamps that's fine but if not that's a bit of money. You might consider changing the fixtures all together, looks like 4 footers are $25-40 each depending on how many you buy.
[www.ebay.com]

Don Marlowe
66 Monza 2Dr 140/pg
64 Spyder convertible now, 110/pg
Eutawville SC

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Posted by: davemotohead ()
Date: November 06, 2017 04:22PM

Walmart 4ft florescent fixtures work great and cost $10, electronic ballast fires right up with no flickering even below 10 degree's, for the price you cant beat them!





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Posted by: VairKing ()
Date: November 06, 2017 04:30PM

I just installed 6 4' led bulbs in my garage into existing fixtures (from the 70's). Removed the ballast and wired directly to 120v. So far they are great. Were $8 per bulb at batteries plus.

No idea on the craigslist ad, but I see that exact ad on my local Craigslist here in Michigan.

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Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: November 06, 2017 05:15PM

1966-Corsa-GT-180 Wrote:
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> I installed LED replacement tubes as well.
> First step is to remove the ballast. The LED
> tubes wire parallel to the circuit.

> They work great and draw very little current.
> The LED replacements for standard bulbs are also
> outstanding. Have not had one fail, I have them
> in every fixture of my house. Some are five years
> running, now.
> The only incandescent lamp in my place is in my
> Lava Lamp! smoking smiley


Not all do ! ! !
We converted some at work a few weeks ago.
They are nice and bright.
So we ordered some more.
BUT, while I was off work my co-worker installed them.
He got A SMOKE and SPARKS show !
It seems that the second batch was not ordered from the same place, and they wire in differently.
Some use the contacts on both ends, and some use the contacts from only one end.
Check the instructions from your bulbs closely ! ! !
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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater

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Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: November 06, 2017 05:52PM

The lights in the ad are extremely special lights ! ! !
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The ad reads, . . . .
LOOK THIS IS SIMPLE- WE CONVERTED 3 WAREHOUSES-1 GARAGE AND 3 POLE BARNS WITH HIGH END LED LIGHT. BOUGHT TO MANY HAVE 800 LEFT. BUY 1 OR ALL. THEY WILL PAY FOR THEM SELVES IN 3 MONTHS. YOU CAN MOST LIKELY GET A REBATE FROM YOUR POWER SUPPLIER. COME AND LOOK AT OUR WAREHOUSE. 5 YEAR WARRANTY-THEY NEVER BURN OUT OR LOSE POWER. GET RID OF THE METAL HALIDES AND FLUORESCENT POWER SUCKERS. CAN DELIVER AND SHOW YOU THE PRODUCT, I AM IN THE CABINET BUSINESS not the lighting business AND YOU WILL LOVE THESE , CALLS ONLY NO EMAILS---------

These lights are like nothing we have ever seen before!confused smiley
If you live in an area that is prone to winter storms, black-out, brown-outs, or any other type of power failure, than you should DEFINITELY invest in these lights ! ! !
eye rolling smiley

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater

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Posted by: UGLYTRUK ()
Date: November 06, 2017 10:01PM

I prolly have 5 down each side, total of 10, and the new building I just bot has maybe 12-15 fixtures. I havn't been up the ladder yet to see if they're HO lamps yet. I bot it a month ago...

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Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: November 07, 2017 04:22PM

Dallas CL has the same ad. Has anyone bought them? The ad looks suspect.

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Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: November 07, 2017 04:30PM

I bought these for our 40 foot container and our 12 x 26 yard equipment storage shed. I should get them in a few days. 1600 lumens should light up the areas pretty good.

AFSEMOS 14-Inch LED Flush Mount Ceiling Light, 18W, 4500K Round Ceiling Lighting, LED Ceiling Lighting for Bedroom Living Room Kitchen, 90W Halogen Bulbs Equivalent, 1600lm,

[www.amazon.com]

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2015 GMC Sierra SLT Crew Cab
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: November 07, 2017 04:32PM

Here is another discussion on LED 4 ft lights.

[corvaircenter.com]

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2015 GMC Sierra SLT Crew Cab
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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