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Old 05-16-2018, 03:51 PM   #1
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Looking at replacing all my out side flood lights to LED. Where is the best place to buy?
I am also going to put LED strip lights in my shop. What is the best option for that?
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Old 05-16-2018, 03:55 PM   #2
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I've enjoyed amazon for my lighting needs, but its nice to go into the holmes depot and see it used.
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Old 05-16-2018, 03:58 PM   #3
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Old 05-16-2018, 04:08 PM   #4
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I recently bought some 16/100 w par38's from walmart. If I remember correctly they said they were all or part made in USA. 5.00 per and compared to 1000 bulbs, .33 the cost of the later.

I'm looking for some 75's because the 100's are too bright to have 4 facing the same direction.
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Old 05-16-2018, 04:16 PM   #5
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I recently bought some 16/100 w par38's from walmart. If I remember correctly they said they were all or part made in USA. 5.00 per and compared to 1000 bulbs, .33 the cost of the later.

I'm looking for some 75's because the 100's are too bright to have 4 facing the same direction.
What?
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Old 05-16-2018, 04:26 PM   #6
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I recently bought some 16/100 w par38's from walmart. If I remember correctly they said they were all or part made in USA. 5.00 per and compared to 1000 bulbs, .33 the cost of the later.

I'm looking for some 75's because the 100's are too bright to have 4 facing the same direction.
16/100. 16 watt bulbs producing light equivalent to a 100 watt standard bulb. Par 38 is the physical size and shape of bulb.

Wal-Mart bulbs were 5 dollars, 1000 bulbs were 33 cents a piece.

He is looking for some 75 watt equivalent because the 100's are too bright.

Got it?
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Old 05-16-2018, 04:27 PM   #7
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I bought some 4 foot led's for the garage from lowes. They are super bright, but someone here surely has a cheaper source.
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Old 05-16-2018, 04:30 PM   #8
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Old 05-16-2018, 04:56 PM   #9
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16/100. 16 watt bulbs producing light equivalent to a 100 watt standard bulb. Par 38 is the physical size and shape of bulb.

Wal-Mart bulbs were 5 dollars, 1000 bulbs were 33 cents a piece.

He is looking for some 75 watt equivalent because the 100's are too bright.

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Old 05-16-2018, 05:23 PM   #10
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Old 05-16-2018, 05:46 PM   #11
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We replaced all the interior bulbs in our house with LED's last year. We got them from Amazon because we needed something like 30 bulbs with all the 3 bulb ceiling fans/light fixtures in this house. I replaced our 3 outside lights with yellow LED's. It may be my imagination but they seem to attract less bugs.
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Old 05-16-2018, 06:05 PM   #12
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We replaced all the interior bulbs in our house with LED's last year. We got them from Amazon because we needed something like 30 bulbs with all the 3 bulb ceiling fans/light fixtures in this house. I replaced our 3 outside lights with yellow LED's. It may be my imagination but they seem to attract less bugs.
did my whole house too... seemed to attract, less light bill also
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Old 05-16-2018, 06:08 PM   #13
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16/100. 16 watt bulbs producing light equivalent to a 100 watt standard bulb. Par 38 is the physical size and shape of bulb.

Wal-Mart bulbs were 5 dollars, 1000 bulbs were 33 cents a piece.

He is looking for some 75 watt equivalent because the 100's are too bright.

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Glad someone understood.

The same type bulb at 1000 bulbs was 14.99. Walmart price was .33 of that
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Old 05-16-2018, 06:47 PM   #14
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I get flyers from Rockler occasionally with their 4' LED shoplights on sale for $30 and free shipping. I have replaced all the bad fixtures in my shop so far and still have a pair to use when the next fixtures die.

I have been gradually replacing all the CFLs and incandescents at church with LEDs too---one of our guys is a bit stingy and can't understand why. I just ignore him and keep on.
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Old 05-16-2018, 08:32 PM   #15
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did my whole house too... seemed to attract, less light bill also
Yeah that too.
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Old 05-17-2018, 11:53 AM   #16
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Old 05-17-2018, 11:55 AM   #17
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Glad someone understood.

The same type bulb at 1000 bulbs was 14.99. Walmart price was .33 of that
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16/100. 16 watt bulbs producing light equivalent to a 100 watt standard bulb. Par 38 is the physical size and shape of bulb.

Wal-Mart bulbs were 5 dollars, 1000 bulbs were 33 cents a piece.

He is looking for some 75 watt equivalent because the 100's are too bright.

Got it?
So who was cheaper?
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Old 05-17-2018, 12:03 PM   #18
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I have tried some brands like Hyperikon that didn't last any longer than incandescent bulbs. The best luck I've had has been with Cree. I date them with a sharpie when I install them. Most of them have lasted well and they do stand behind their warranty if they go out prematurely.
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Old 05-17-2018, 12:18 PM   #19
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There are a lot of poorly made LED'S on the market. If they have a poor reflector the light is very uneven. A clear vs refractive lens also makes them look uneven. The lowest price is often not the best deal.
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Old 05-17-2018, 12:52 PM   #20
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I just put LED fluorescent lights in. They look like fluorescent bulbs, but there are LEDs inside. It wasn't expensive. I bought the light fixture and bulbs at Home Depot.
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Old 05-17-2018, 01:13 PM   #21
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Amazon - All of these are tried and true, you will be very pleased.
Hyperikon PAR38 LED (outdoor spot)
Hyperikon BR40 LED (indoor can flood)
Amico 4ft 4000 Lumens Linkable LED Shop Lights
Philips LED Non-Dimmable A19

Color Temperature
3000K matches yellow incandescent
4000K is white, matches daylight
6000K up will be blue-ish tint
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Old 05-17-2018, 01:15 PM   #22
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I bought my LED bulbs from super bright LED online. I replaced all my security light bulbs, my inside can light bulbs and the bulbs in the travel trailer.They have been good so far.
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Old 05-23-2018, 01:50 PM   #23
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anymore shop light suggestions?
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Old 05-24-2018, 04:19 PM   #24
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Check out this link:
https://www.garagejournal.com/forum/...d.php?t=278420

Platonic Solid, the member who posted the thread is a professional lighting designer. He suggests Maxlite fixtures and there are 3 4' bulb recommendations based on lumen output per dollar. He just did a lighting plan for my shop.
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Old 05-24-2018, 04:50 PM   #25
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I replaced the 4 ft and 2 ft tube lights in our kitchen fixtures with the 2 and 4 ft LED fixtures from Home Depot. Strong white light and they come on instantly when you hit the switch. No more flickering and humming.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Lithonia...SABEgJDR_D_BwE
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