Rated 4.1 out of 5Â by 19
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Mitch A good work light but not good for a general garage lighting system
I am remodeling my garage and needed maybe 8 of these 4' units to give off enough light.
Bought two units as a trial. Love the white light, but they are not bright enough when hung from the ceiling. The fixtures are pretty simply made and only have cheap hooks and a chain to hang. There were no knockout's for hard wiring or adding a switch. No tabs or holes to screw them to the ceiling either. Instead, I used this as a work light over a bench (only 30" from the work surface) where a pull chain makes sense. Returned to HD and purchased 3 florescent units 8' long with 4 T-5 tubes of 54 watts each. Now those light up the garage MUCH better. Total cost was $300 instead of the $800 I would have spent for the LED work light.
August 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Tenhomas Great light for the garage
Just installed two of these lights in the garage today and couldn't be happier. I replaced two old florescent light strips installed by the previous home owner. Now I'll never have to replace florescent lights again!
My garage is a typical southern California medium sized two car garage with wooded beams. These LED strip lights do a better job of lighting up the garage then the old florescent lights did. They were easy to install. Just install some hooks (not included) in the beams, hang, plug in, all done.
The light is not warm but in a garage I prefer brighter light, better to illuminate the nooks and crannies.
January 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by VickiR52 Do the job well
We got three of these lights to replace old fluorescent fixtures in the basement. The bulbs on the fluorescent fixtures were a pain in the neck to change, and the light from older bulbs was flickery. These hang easily from the joists in the basement, and have a long-enough cord to reach to outlets. For outlets that are not switched, the long pull cord works fine to turn them on and off. The light is bright white. It's not warm, but in the work areas of the basement all we want is adequate illumination, and we get it from these fixtures. I'm considering a couple more for the darker corners.
January 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by HDtim STANDARD FLUORESCENT FIXTURE IS CHEAPER AND MORE EFFICIENT
While this LED shoplight is efficient and very long lasting, a standard 48" twin T8 bulb fluorescent fixture is cheaper, brighter, and much more efficient.
The LED fixture generates 1700 lumens from 26 watts, or 65 lumens per watt.
A T8 fixture generates 5900 lumens from 64 watts (2 x 32w bulbs) for 92 lumens per watt.
The quality of the fluorescent light is not nearly as good as the LED, but for general shop lighting fluorescent is a better choice, in my opinion.
You can get a fluorescent shoplight from HD starting at around $12, and a quality one is about $25.
October 7, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by mtg1966 Does not throw enough light
Turned off the flourescent fixture I was going to replace with this light and tested the light in that location. Light did not project as much light as the 2 48 inch flourescent bulbs I have there. I will probably use it somewhere else in the house.
July 29, 2014