Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 102
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mork looks great in the garage
I put 4 of these in my garage. They look great and work as expected. Like the other reviewer, I simply replaced my 2 existing lights with outlets and plugged these in so that they come on with the flip of a switch.
December 27, 2009
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hauser Great Light
This light is great for the garage. It does not require any wiring as it has a standard plug on it. I simply put an adapter into my light socket and plugged this light in.
January 6, 2009
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ron Awesome Shop lights
This light was perfect for my garage. I purchased four of them for my 3 car garage. The bare aluminum reflects the light very well. It was a great value for the price and the low weight of the light with bulbs. My son-in-law liked them so much he bought a pair. They look really cool if you have any diamond plate light switches, or plug covers. In the photo you can see one of my lights installed. However it was so bright I had to turn it off to take the picture.
December 15, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Moses Works as expected and Easy to install.
This product is as expected. For $30 it wasn't the strongest of material for diamond plate body, but it works for what it is intended. Looks awesome in the garage.
October 25, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JBRacing Perfect work bench light
Purchased this light from Home Depot for almost double what you would pay for a basic ballast. But it compliments the look of my work bench perfectly so it was definitely worth the extra money paid. The metal is pretty thin but it doesn't bother me. A heavier gauge would be good but it is what it is. The light works perfectly. No delay on start up. Very smooth on/off clicking action. Good looking. I mounted it by opening it up and screwing it into the underside of my workbench shelf so it's mounted solid up there. No dangling from those chains that come with the set. It also throws the perfect amount of light with the soft white T8 bulbs. Love the light and the purchase. Well worth it for me.
May 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JMJM Nice form factor, ballast is weak
The ballasts in these are not very good, as expected at this price point. However, it is not that expensive or difficult to change out the ballast for a better one. I like the chrome reflector to distribute light. I bend mine out a bit tio distribute light more widely. Also, the lamp holders can be a bit flimsy making bulb changes more difficult.
December 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AirMojo Best work shop lights that I could find !
I shopped online and went to local stores to find an overhead florescent tube work shop light. I really wanted to actually see the light before I bought it. I wanted it to be 4 foot, and to have a cord with a 3 pronged plug--initially wanted 8 foot, but I could only find 5 foot cords locally.
I have two workbenches; one against the basement wall with a pegboard above it; the other is a walk-around bench with a mechanic's vice on one corner, and a woodworker's vice on the opposite diagonal corner.
I initially bought one of these lights to see if one was enough, but decided to buy another, and install one light over each bench for the best lighting. I was amazed at the amount of light I now have available!
The 5 foot cords worked out fine. Previously I only had an overhead single light-bulb above the woodworkers bench that I had a high wattage florescent light installed. This fixture also has a female 3-pronged outlet, and I have a power-bar mounted overhead on the above floor joist plugged into that.
I added a 3-to-1 plug adapter so that I could plug one of the new lights into it, along with the power-bar. The other light is plugged into the power-bar that I also use for my magnifying light, dremel tool, and other power tools.
The "diamond plate" cover appears to be aluminum--it's not plastic, as I can grip it at one of the corners and bend it if I wanted to. The shiny aluminum cover really helps to reflect the light that really contributes to the improved lighting.
I also like the robust feel of the pull-chain switch that turns the light on and off. It feels very well made, and hopefully will last a long time !
I'm very happy with these lights, and they make working on and seeing my projects so much better !
I uploaded a photo of my new lights above my workbenches.
April 7, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by NormcoDIY Decent light for the cost
This light couldn't be any easier to install. It looks great over the workbench in my retro-decor
garage/workshop. It lights quickly every time even when it's cold.
December 8, 2015