Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 94
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 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 TxCoder I'm Buying 3 More
I bought three of these over 2 years ago: 1 to mount in my work bench (see photo) and 2 for garage lighting. I have had no problems with these lights or with bulbs burning out. They have worked perfectly.
They were easy to install and did not require me to fix them as I installed them as some have reported. Maybe I'm just blessed. But I also read the instructions before beginning the installation and didn't manhandle the lights as I worked with them. I have hit the hanging lights with 2 x 4s a couple of times and with the cab of my truck once (it was hanging too low) and they still work fine.
February 13, 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 sfd618 Nice lights
I purchased 3 of these (late Dec 2013) for a workshop I built in my basement. I also have 3 of the matching 1240DP wall lights (Home Depot Internet # 100542208).
These ceiling lights use T8 bulbs. The matching 1240DP wall lights uses T12 bulbs.
The difference between the ceiling fixtures with the T8 bulbs and the wall fixtures with the T12 bulbs is striking. I used Philips 4’ T12 40-Watt (Store SKU # 152173) bulbs in the wall fixtures and Philips 4’ T8 32-Watt (Store SKU # 971061) bulbs in the ceiling fixtures.
The T8 ceiling lights turn on instantly with no flicker. The T12 wall lights take a second to come on and they will flicker for a few more seconds until the fully light. The T8 and T12 bulbs both have the same color temperature (3500K), but the T8 bulbs (2660 lumens) are noticeably brighter than the T12 (2550 lumens).
If you are looking for fluorescent lights, look for ones with the T8 bulbs. They seem to work better than the T12 bulbs and you’ll only end up replacing the ballasts in a T12 fixture in a few years when you need to replace the bulbs. The T12 bulbs will no longer be manufactured after 7/14/14.
January 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Uwe nice shop lights
I got one of these for a basement workshop and liked it well enough to go get another.
September 29, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by HogBoy Garbage.
Lasted an entire two hours, at about 15 minutes per time. The last one lasted a few years. Garbage. Gotta take it down and return it. Won't buy another one like it.
September 15, 2015