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Old 12-20-2017, 02:29 PM
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Just checked the whore moan deput web site for canada $80 is the cheapest.
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Old 12-20-2017, 04:58 PM
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I found another option at Menards...
A single, 48" tube, 4200 Lumen fixture, using 50W, on sale right now for $16.99

https://www.menards.com/main/lightin...2918124&ipos=2

That's getting pretty cheap considering I wouldn't have to "build" it...
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Old 12-20-2017, 06:39 PM
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This just a personal point of view.

The ROI of LED lighting just doesn’t work for a personal or single shift shop.
The power saving does not kick in untill16 to 18 hours per day on time.

And now that places where they do make sense are switching over, the CL market is flooded with florescent fixtures.

When I got to the lighting phase of my shop build I ended up getting 200 three 40-watt bulb fixtures for a $15.00 bid
That is right 200 for $15.00. Nobody else bid.
Most with bulbs sill in them.
“Worked when removed.”

I only needed six but I had to take them all.
I set up a testing bench, found 6 that worked and then tested all the bulbs.
I ended up with 3 dozen extra bulbs

My boy took the reminder fixtures in for scrap

And I can do brain surgery in my shop

All for $15.00
That is ROI that can be matched in todays market.


Check your power use numbers against the cost of an "upgrade."
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Old 12-20-2017, 10:23 PM
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The ROI of LED lighting just doesn’t work for a personal or single shift shop.
With about fourteen 4' T12 bulbs in the house and another four at the shop with more to be added, it is only a matter of time before the LEDs get put into service. A 2-pack of cheap T12s is about $4. We replace 6 bulbs or more a year so average life is about 2 years. If an LED was $4, it will take 2 years to break even. With a 5-year warranty I think that would be a ROI of 25% after 5 years. But maybe my math is wrong? And of course, this doesn't account for the time it takes to retrofit them...
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