Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 52
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bogey 8 ft T5 HO fixture.
I would recommend this to anyone. They put out a lot of light, especially when you use the 6500k HO bulbs with them. I have installed with both 4500K and 6500K bulbs.The housing bends a bit when you try and use the knockouts. Easy to chain hang or surface mount to the ceiling. Works great in the break room of my shop and in our tooling areas. These are also great for garages!
November 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by VeeDubTDI Turn a large space into daytime! BRIGHT!
Picked up two sets of these lights from HD and installed one in the carport and one in the shed/workshop. VERY impressed with the light output - these things are BRIGHT! 5,000 lumens per lamp (20,000 per fixture) is nothing to scoff at. Fixtures are slim and installation is easy. Two leads so you can turn on half of the fixture if the whole thing is too bright. Light is very even and 4100K lamps are a good color temperature.
I was so impressed that I converted all of my work lights (wall lights on stage) in my theater to these (7 sets with two 4-lamp high bay models). Using less power than the previous five 500 watt halogen fixtures and getting four times more light.
July 18, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Brad Great, BRIGHT light...
I put this light above my workbench and let me tell you, I'm so very glad I went with this fixture. It is BIRGHT BRIGHT BRIGHT! This is a High Output fixture and was paired with 4x 54w T5HO 4100K lamps. Install was easy... just run the wire through the hole, then attach the light to the surface, then use wirenuts to make the connections and you're in business. Would highly recommend, and would definitely purchase again.
January 25, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Daburb Wow!! What a difference!!
Easy assembly - easy installation - STUNNING results.
Opted for these over the LED lights because whenever the LED lights burn out - you have to replace the entire assembly. When the T5-HO bulbs burn out (35,000 hours advertised), you replace the bulbs. The bulbs are about $10 a pop - so I put $80 into bulbs and about $140 into the fixtures and the moment I turned them on - I was stunned........ absolutely the best lighting I've had in this garage. Wish I'd done it sooner.
April 26, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by twbunchjr Good Light but.....
I bought 4 of these lights for me garage, But I had to return 2 of them because the ballas was not working. I exchanged them and picked up 2 working ones and now they are great. Just expect to have to retunr of of what you bought.
November 22, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SomeGuyInArizona A bit of a pain to assemble, but worth the effort
I replaced a double-bulb 4' fluorescent fixture with this 8' fixture since I spend a lot of time in my garage and need reliable bright lighting.
Opening the package revealed what looked like an incomplete item since there were no bulb receptacles or instructions. After futzing with the product for a bit I realized you have to remove the stamped steel covers to reveal the receptacles which starts the assembly process. The instructions are printed on the outside of the cardboard packaging. I chose to first hang the fixture, then do wiring, then install bulbs and test.
The wiring plug makes the wiring task a piece of cake once you figure out which wires go where. I had to relocate the ground connection (not part of the plug) to the end instead of the middle of the unit but that was not difficult, but I did have to supply some of my own wire to finish that job.
Installing each of the T5HO bulbs (price these before you buy the unit, as four of these will set you back more than half the price of the fixture itself) is simple, just like any other fluorescent bulb - slide in and turn.
The bulbs take about a second to turn on once switched but there's absolutely no buzzing once lit. The amount of light emitted by the four T5HO bulbs is significantly more than other fixtures I've used (if you're in the market for these, do yourself a favor and look at the in-store display - that's what convinced me to spend the extra dough on this unit). Now that I've installed one I will definitely be taking another trip to HD buy another one to finish the job.
February 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BigD Great light at a great price
Price of light fixture was great. Installation was easy but is a two person job due to the length of the fixture. Instructions were clear and precise. Ballasts are fast start which lights fixture very quickly. Bulbs are sold seperately. Worth the money.
May 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sd455 Good Buy
This strip was very easy to assemble and install and the wiring was straightforward. The light was extremely bright using the recommended tubes and the yellow light was somewhat hard on the eyes at first. Using a softer light tube would help, although my use is for one side of a 2 car garage. Only takes a few seconds for the light to come on and there is no humming or other noise. The low profile of the fixture is good for garage ceilings with limited clearance. The price is right but be aware that the 4 tubes will cost about as much as the fixture, but they should last a very long time.
July 22, 2014