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Re: shop lights

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:24 am

Gary S. wrote:John you might get a kick out of this - 2-3 weeks ago I just had a nice Western Electric 2 bulb fixture quit on me. I snagged it when one of our CO's went to a Siemens switch,they were throwing out all kinds of good stuff. ......
I never got any working lights, the contractors got all the removed materials, but over the years of replacing several of our offices I got several tons of angle and channel iron. It cost them more to load it and haul it off than it was worth and they were glad to get rid of it. The majority of it I gave to a neighbor who had a blacksmith and welding shop and his brother in law had a big machine shop. They got 2 loads of everything they could put on a dump truck and big flat bed trailer, and as long as I lived in that area I never had to pay for any work I needed them to do for me. I kept over a thousand pounds for myself, but over the years have just about used it all.
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Re: shop lights

Postby Barebones » Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:23 pm

I'm upgrading to LED fixtures in my shop, as well. The new fixtures were $20, and although only half the length of the existing 8-foot fluorescent units, they put out more light. And, they work instantly and at full lumens in the cold. I'm shuffling the existing good fluorescent bulbs to the remaining fixtures that are still working properly. But, as they begin to buzz, that's it. No more new bulbs. It's a less painful way to make the upgrade without buying all the new fixtures at once.

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Re: shop lights

Postby Indy4570 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:57 pm

I like all I read here about energy savings. but I have not seen anyone mention the blue light issues. Too much blue light can be bad for your eyes and your ability to sleep. TVs and computer monitors emit blue light as do LED lights. The last set of eyeglasses I bought for me and the wife have a blue blocking layer as i sit in front of this screen way too much ;) . Many articles are out there about blue light dangers to your eyes and to your sleep. Check it out and consider your eyes in the equation as well as cost savings and better light. Since most of us wear glasses it might be as easy as the next set of lenses you buy!
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Re: shop lights

Postby Barnyard » Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:32 pm

Indy4570 wrote:Too much blue light can be bad for your eyes and your ability to sleep.

Especially if you are viewing them in your rear view mirror.
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Re: shop lights

Postby Dale Finch » Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:59 am

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: shop lights

Postby coppersmythe » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:58 pm

John *.?-!.* cub owner wrote:When I built my shop several years ago I put in 10 sets of 4' fluorescent lights. I was in Walmart a couple months ago and remembered I needed some spare T8 bulbs, and noticed that had LED bulbs that were direct replacement for the T8 and T12. No wiring changes needed, and they were just under a dollar higher than standard T8, so I bought a pair. The instructions emphasized making sure the light was turned off, in about 3 places, other than that, just a normal change of bulbs. I was impressed with the brightness. I would estimate about 50% brighter than any of my other fluorescent lights in the shop, including ones I had only replaced a couple months before.

My old tired eyes appreciate the brighter light. Now all I need to do is convince myself to spend enough money to replace the other 9 sets in the shop, and 3 sets in the basement.
. wow , john , i never would guess "shop lights" would go 4 "pages" , almost like you asked what is the best oil for cubs . :lol: coppersmythe......................................

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Re: shop lights

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:35 pm

coppersmythe wrote:
John *.?-!.* cub owner wrote:When I built my shop several years ago I put in 10 sets of 4' fluorescent lights. I was in Walmart a couple months ago and remembered I needed some spare T8 bulbs, and noticed that had LED bulbs that were direct replacement for the T8 and T12. No wiring changes needed, and they were just under a dollar higher than standard T8, so I bought a pair. The instructions emphasized making sure the light was turned off, in about 3 places, other than that, just a normal change of bulbs. I was impressed with the brightness. I would estimate about 50% brighter than any of my other fluorescent lights in the shop, including ones I had only replaced a couple months before.

My old tired eyes appreciate the brighter light. Now all I need to do is convince myself to spend enough money to replace the other 9 sets in the shop, and 3 sets in the basement.
. wow , john , i never would guess "shop lights" would go 4 "pages" , almost like you asked what is the best oil for cubs . :lol: coppersmythe......................................
i was surprised at 2 full pages.
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Re: shop lights

Postby Slim140 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:41 pm

[/quote]. wow , john , i never would guess "shop lights" would go 4 "pages" , almost like you asked what is the best oil for cubs . :lol: coppersmythe......................................[/quote]
Oil and light bulbs reminded me of a funny story of a friend of mine. He was a city kid and started working at a local fire department out of high school, we were good friends through the FD. The new place he started, the chief decided to test him, he ask him to go to the hardware store and get some light bulb oil so they could change it in the fluorescent bulbs in the bays. He was gone most of the day and came back and said he’d been everywhere and couldn’t find any. The chief busted out laughing. My friend said people that worked at some of the stores help him look for it :lol:
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Re: shop lights

Postby coppersmythe » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:20 pm

yes shane , i'm with you , duct stretchers , skyhooks , chromeostats for a 1939 borgaziney , bun stretcher at mcdonalds , thermostat for a 1969 vw beetle, etc.............coppersmythe.............. :roll:

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Re: shop lights

Postby Barnyard » Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:21 pm

People thought exhaust fluid was a joke until the last few years. After I bought my new truck in 2013 I went into my local parts house and they gave me that "Don't pull that crap on me" look when I needed a jug of DEF.
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Re: shop lights

Postby Jim Becker » Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:20 am

coppersmythe wrote:. . . thermostat for a 1969 vw beetle . . .

Uuh:
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Re: shop lights

Postby Indy4570 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:59 am

being a roofer for a while we often called for a felt stretcher from the new guys, and of course, the skyhook ;)
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Re: shop lights

Postby MilGunsmith » Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:01 am

We used to send the newbies for a Metric Adjustable Wrench, 100 yards of flight line, blinker fluid, left handed Philips screwdriver. etc. The other Sargent's would all play along, and you could have a Private running allover base looking for something that was just borrowed by someone else.

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Re: shop lights

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:09 pm

MilGunsmith wrote:We used to send the newbies for a Metric Adjustable Wrench, 100 yards of flight line, blinker fluid, left handed Philips screwdriver. etc. The other Sargent's would all play along, and you could have a Private running allover base looking for something that was just borrowed by someone else.
prop wash used to be common too.

I had a Renault I drove to college back in the 60s, and it was getting old , and as a result I was always going to the auto parts stores and asking for odd stuff. When a turn signal quit working and I asked for some blinker fluid they told me not to come back. :cry:
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Re: shop lights

Postby Gary S. » Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:07 pm

coppersmythe wrote: , thermostat for a 1969 vw beetle, etc.............coppersmythe.............. :roll:


This could have backfired on you,lucky you didn't run into someone who knows VW Beetles :shock:

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