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Who is our local LED lighting guy?

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Costco has led shop light fixtures on sale. $6 off. Think makes them 23$ each. Bright as shit too.

Not sure if those are the type your looking for or not
 

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These are what I used in mine.


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This is what I am looking for, do you like what you have? Would you change light color (what color did you go with)?
Are these best bought online or do we have a resident lighting guy on here?





These are what I used in mine.


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This is what I am looking for, do you like what you have? Would you change light color (what color did you go with)?
Are these best bought online or do we have a resident lighting guy on here?
I did the 4000k. I bought 3 initially off Amazon to see if I liked them because of the easy return policy. I liked them so I ordered the other 9 from them direct. I would definitely use them again. I have the lights on 3 separate banks and they are on dimmers (10 volt) too.
 

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This is what I am looking for, do you like what you have? Would you change light color (what color did you go with)?
Are these best bought online or do we have a resident lighting guy on here?

I have had a lot of success with the replacement LED lamps too. They make them where you can just screw in a replacement LED lamp, or, remove the ballast wiring (Usually can't remove the ballast, it is part of the fixture housing) and connect straight to power/neutral leads. The lamps are pretty expensive, usually 70% the cost of a new fixture. But the labor saving is huge. If you are doing it yourself, go with the new fixture. If you having an electrician do the work, the lamp is way cheaper, as it is a 5 minute process vs. an hour plus to change the fixture out, additional materials sometimes for hanging materials, re-connecting the electrical to the new fixture, etc. If you can change a light bulb, you can change a HID lamp to an LED lamp, clean the lens while you are up there, and end up with better performance and less energy use.

Feel free to PM me if you need more information.
 

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I used some linear LED high bay lights for my detached garage with 16' ceilings which worked pretty well. I installed 10 of them, around 20k lumens each. They do a pretty good job of lighting it up well. I went 4000k color and am happy with that choice. These were from a Chinese supplier about 5 years ago, I'm sure there are similar ones available.

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This is what I am looking for, do you like what you have? Would you change light color (what color did you go with)?
Are these best bought online or do we have a resident lighting guy on here?

4000k is the sweet spot, you can go as high as 4500. 5000k can start heading a little to the blue end depending on the bulb.
 

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I used about the same as scottchbrite . 9 in 3000 sg ft at about 16 ft high , lights it up like daylight.
 

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My bld is 50x50 with 16' wall height. I ordered 9 for now because the bld is wired for that currently, if I need to add more I will do so later. I also went with the 4000k.
Thanks for all the info.
 

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These are what I used in mine.


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UFO lights for the win! Eight 21k lumens 5000 for a 30’ x 60’ barn with 18’ peak. Daylight anytime. Liked them so well I bought 2 more for the outside, in my RV lean to.
 

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My garage is 52 x 25, so I went a bit on the overkill side of things but I'm very happy with how bright it is. I have the 10 lights on 2 circuits, so I can switch on just the center 4, just the outer 6, or all 10. For normal use just the center 4 provide plenty of light.
 

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My garage is 52 x 25, so I went a bit on the overkill side of things but I'm very happy with how bright it is. I have the 10 lights on 2 circuits, so I can switch on just the center 4, just the outer 6, or all 10. For normal use just the center 4 provide plenty of light.
Planned on doing two separate circuits then figured I’d very seldom use only half the lights. Decided to do all on one and save the wire for another circuit later on. Still very happy with the setup.
 

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When I had initially retrofitted a warehouse with the round-type high bay lights, the guys all complained about the building being much darker because the light all shot straight down. If you look at the photo from @steamin rice you can see shadowing on the walls that you would not typically experience with traditional fluorescent fixtures as they provide a more flooded light.

@PDQH2O shows little to no shadowing on the walls.

Not sure how one would tell which light type would provide a more dispersed light just thought I would add my .02
 

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High bays need to be high to distribute the light evenly, 18-30 feet is best.
As dspracing mentioned the round ones seem to be more of a spot light to me while the 4' fixtures have more of a spread to them. I installed about 160 fixtures when we did the retrofit. In manufacturing they were spaced 16' apart at 24' high. In the warehouse they were 24' apart at 24' high.
 
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