Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 147
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Electronica Extreme safety hazard
It was surprising how many this was defective. It definitely would never pass UL certification testing ( I know, I used to do it!).
1. The lamp holders would not retain the lamps since the socket brackets were deformed prior to painting. It was over 1/4" shy of even making contact.
2. The lamp guard was deformed and twisted. It was not possible to clip it in place so it would not even catch the lamps when they fell out.
3. The metal gauge is so thin (think beer can here) that the lamp housing leaves a 1/2" gap between the housing for the ballasts and wiring.
4. The interior coating is dark grey, great idea for a reflector??? Consequently, it appeared darker with 4 bulbs, than a white 2 bulb fixture...2X operating coasts and 2X the bulb cost for the same light.
I did not disassemble to check the internal components and quality, but expect the same.
DO NOT BUY THIS JUNK OR BRAND!
October 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JimH Bought a bunch of these for my warehouse and installed LED bulbs in them. The ballasts were compatible with the Phillips InstantFit T8 17 watt lamps. Having a outlet at the other end was a great help stringing them together. Great deal...... $80 for each fixture with lamps.
October 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rocky Bright garage light
Very bright and light weight light suitable for the garage or shop. No problem yet but it has only been a few weeks.
October 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Doreen Light up my life!
I love my heavy duty shop light. I installed it myself over my workbench (that I built) and it lights up my whole area.
October 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lw Best lighting for the $
I purchased this fixture to replace the dinky 2-bulb light I had hanging in my garage. I paired this light with some Daylight 6500K Bulbs and it looks great. Provided more light than I expected! The wire cage that protects the bulbs is not a bad addition to this light either; this is definitely the better choice compared to what the competitor stores have to offer.
September 19, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Hockeyguy Workmanship Quality of this light is questionable. Misshapen parts and retaining clips are worthless
Good: Nice looking from a distance. Operates with less than full 4 bulbs, I choose all four. Everything supplied you need to install the fixture. Except the bulbs. Already wired with 5 foot 3 prong plug. Has receptacle to daisy chain fixtures.
Weak: Mounting chains supplied very light duty. We had to squeeze some open links to close the chain. Retaining clips for holding the light guard are worthless. The center clip held in place with pan head screw into a flat piece of plastic. Already one failed. The clips without the screws are so poor they can not even clip onto the light. I either will remove the light guards or drill fixture and clips so they actually hold the bulb guard in place.
July 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SpeedwayGuy Great light for garage
Put two of these as overhead lights in my garage, may add a third one. Using the Philips 5000K LED lamps in there too, tons of light, really nice. I like the protective grill on there too.
August 22, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Lyndmc Thin gauge cheesy metal but worked out
I would cautiously recommend this fixture, but it's flimsy. The other thing that I didn't realize was that the reflector is gray inside as well as outside. A white reflector may have been better.
I did not use the chains, I flush mounted which meant completely disassembling the unit. That was fine because due to the thin low gauge metal, my fixture was damaged and bent in shipping and I had to straighten it out.
I converted mine to LED tubes. The ballast is new enough that it works with a ballast compatible LED. If you wanted to use a direct wire LED you would need to change the tombstones for some LED models because each tombstone only has 1 wire in it.
In conclusion, it is in no was "heavy duty", that is an exaggeration. Residential grade at the very best. When mounting it you have to be careful, everything bends if you disassemble it. The fixture looks great with the LEDS.
September 1, 2016