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Old 04-12-2018, 04:48 AM   #21
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I replaced all my shed flouro's.
Bought 4ft LED tubes from bunnies, they came with a 'false' starter and its definitely plug n play.
No flicker,and saves a few dollars in running costs.


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Old 04-12-2018, 09:29 PM   #22
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Thanks Cogsy.
I wondered about the harshness of cool white but in my workshop I only have a small north facing window, so the cool white might be OK when it comes time to change from the fluorescent tubes.
On the rare warm, windless days, I open the roller door to let in more light (my workshop is a single garage).

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Old 04-13-2018, 02:04 AM   #23
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My shed/workshop is freestanding in my backyard.
The gable roof faces east-west so I get the sunlight coming up in the east and down in the west.
It is clad with corrugated sheeting, but I installed a few transparent 'Polycarbonate sheets' as well.
This allows daylight in even on overcast days, and so I don't need lighting until night time.
The transparent sheets do let the heat in as well, so on the 40 celcious days I use shade cloth under them.
The shade cloth is stapled into lightweight wooden frames which I made to suit.
All that aside, the LED's I use are 'daylight' rated and having the 'false starter' means there is no need to worry about ballasts etc. it just replaces the old starter, so power goes direct to LED tube giving instant start up and as said before zero flicker.
I have two banks of ceiling mounted lights, and since switching to LED's I only need to turn on one bank.
And being rated at 30 thousands plus hours I recon they should do the job for a while..


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