Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 79
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Crash What a disappointment.
I bought my fixture for my garage and with the 6 tubes it created more than enough light to work on my Harley at night or do whatever. I also mixed tubes; 4 "blue" tubes and 2 "red" tubes. That was just in case I wanted to start some vegetable seedlings before Spring came. Mixing the 2 wavelengths of light simulated natural sunlight better than putting all 6400K blue tubes in. All blue is too bright with all of the chrome on my Harley anyway; a little red glow made her think there were hot biker babes in there with me. That makes everything about a Harley behave herself, and keeps me honest too.
After about a year, the lamp would grow dim; every one of the 6 tubes. Then it would brighten up. No rhyme or reason. This went on during the entire 2nd year of ownership. I had it up high at about 8 feet in a garage that was open beam. About a week ago it just stopped working so I bought 6 new blue tubes after cleaning the fixture up. it was dusty and had a lot of small dead insects on the top of it. Put it back on the yo-yo pulleys, put the new tubes in, plugged it in, AND NOTHING! So now I'm going to try and troubleshoot it the best I can. If there's a generic procedure for testing with a multimeter, everyone is guarding it well because I can't find one shred of basic procedure anywhere. Just, it's either the transformer or the starter, and I thought these new generation of fluorescent fixtures didn't need a starter like the old fluorescent fixtures had, and those things are still around. Got one 2 tuber in my kitchen ceiling and a stockpile of starters in one of the "junk drawers" in the kitchen.
If you are planning on growing tomatoes in your garage, buy a different brand. In fact, shop around for some inexpensive dual running Metal Halide and High Pressure Sodium fixtures that have a lens and round opening to attach flexible ducting so you can blow cool air past the bulbs. otherwise they'll make your indoor garden too hot. Then all you do is change the bulb from MH to HPS when you want your tomatoes to "fruit.".
August 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Spot Really lit up my garage
They are kind of expensive when you add LED bulbs but they turned nighttime in to day.
July 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mouse High Bay Light
Easy to assemble no cord included if wanting use with a plug in. This light needs direct connection.
July 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by twig lighting
the t8 are a good light source and these high bay light have a strengthening member on top of the light that make hanging with chain very easy and stable
January 12, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Dude ABSOLUTE GARBAGE
We have 9 of these units in our shop. They worked great for about 2 years then they started dropping like flies. Out of 19 ballasts, 6 of them died. THAT'S A 33 PERCENT FAILURE RATE!!!! I called Lithonia to try and get this fixed. The ONE person in the company that is supposed to take care of these issues, NEVER returns phone calls. Save you money and go buy your lights from a reputable manufacturer instead of these butt wads. I only gave them one star rating because they don't have anything lower.
May 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by thpa Great Value
We use the lights in our high ceiling shop and they perform better than all the other lights we tried.
April 19, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Tyedyeguy Good light but can interfere with your radio.
Bought three of these fixtures for my shop (10' ceilings). They put out great light and were very easy to install. The only issue I have had is radio interference. They are on three separate light switches, so when I noticed that my DeWalt Radio was sounding fuzzy, I tracked the interference to one fixture. I checked all of the connections and they were tight. I called Lithonia and was told that these are considered industrial fixtures and the ballasts are not required to meet the residential interference specifications. So if you purchase this fixture you MAY have an issue with radio reception. I only have it on one, so it's not necessarily going to happen to you.
November 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Amanda Lights for staring seeds under
These lights are very helpful for starting seeds under. They are bright and easily adjusted.
April 19, 2016