I won’t go into details, but I wanted a high efficiency light above my workbench. This unit has 4433 lumens for 39.2 watts I replaced a 100-watt led bulb (11-watt, 1100 lumen).
I was glad to see the slotted holes in the new fixture matched the mounting holes in the electric box I had. They included an adaptor plate for the electrical box, but I never used it. The two mounting screws did a decent job holding the light fixture. I was thinking I may have to locate the trusses, and drill additional mounting holes there, but it was not needed. What was surprising to me was that this unit uses an LED Driver, about the same size as a fluorescent ballast. Unlike a fluorescent fixture, the “bulbs” are attached to the cover plate, while the bulk of the wiring is attached to the base unit. This makes it a little more awkward for the final assembly. They have quick couplers for the lights and another for the ground wire. You will need either 3 hands, or a means to hold the top fixture while you plug in the wires.
The area I disliked was the attachment of the top light plate to the base plate. You need to squeeze the legs of the base plate hard enough to make the top plate snap in. I had issues with the final mounting, in that one edge would not snap in. I finally had to remove the top plate, and start over. This time I hooked the opposite leg, and pushed it on that way. Squeezing the base plate is more difficult once the unit is installed. It would have been nicer if the top plate was attached using a couple screws. This is why I rate it 4 instead of 5 stars. The installation actually looks neater than what I thought it would. I’m very happy with the results.
I did a little research. Basically, this unit is twice as efficient (lumens per watt) as the T12 Fluorescent. A T8 fluorescent is in-between these two. However, what is interesting is that the comparisons are for new fixtures. The fluorescent loses lumen as they age, while the LED does not.
Functional, High Quality of Material, Looks Great, Very Bright, Well Made
Difficult to Assemble