Rated 4.3 out of 5Â by 29
Rated 5 out of 5Â 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
Rated 5 out of 5Â 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 out of 5Â 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 3 out of 5Â by Scott Work good, but REALLY cheaply made
Good: T5HO (53w) lights turn of fast and really put out a lot of light for their size.
Not so good: Really, really cheaply make, even by imported standards (which is saying something). The metal fixture is very thin and flimsy, there are no 'ears' punched for hangers, no outlet hole for the wiring, no simple twist locks for accessing the internals, etc. While they did succeed in taking the last $1 out of the cost of a $70 fixture (plus $40 more for 4 bulbs!), installation is now definitely a do-it-yourself project.
But again, they do work and do put out a lot of light.
July 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â 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