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Barn lighting options

Discussion in 'Sound Off (MichiganForums.com)' started by Far Beyond Driven, Feb 21, 2018.

  1. Far Beyond Driven

    Far Beyond Driven

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    Currently have three 8' fluorescent light fixtures in my barn. One doesn't work at all, one barely works, one usually works. Except when it's humid and cold, then none work. Barn is not heated but I'm in it year round.

    What are my options? Have no issues replacing the fixtures entirely.
     
  2. Luv2hunteup

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    LED in 5,000k will give you plenty of light.
     

  3. Lund Explorer

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    :yeahthat:

    LED's are the way to go.
     
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  4. Far Beyond Driven

    Far Beyond Driven

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    What style fixtures? Lights are 14' up on the bottom of the joists currently in a horse shoe configuration. Just general lighting, not over a work bench or anything.
     
  5. Lund Explorer

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    We went with 2' x 4' LED Panels. Two rows with four panels each in a 32' x 56' x 10' barn. Also hung several motion lights on the wall facing our service door. The workbench has it's own lighting.
     
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    You can get 4 footers that plug into each other at Menards. Mine are 12 foot off the floor on the bottom of the trusses and they give off a lot of light.
     
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    Far Beyond Driven

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    Thanks.

    Thinking replacing each 8' monster with a 4' in the same locations would be enough. If not, sounds like I can chain them together.

    I'll have to check to see if the ones I have are hard wired or if I'd need put in outlets.
     
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    I would go with 2 four footers chained together for each 8 foot. I heard Cosco has some realy good deals on LED 4 footers. Last time I was in TC one everyone had them in there carts. May want to check them out
     
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    Then I'll end up with their 12# chocolate cake, half a cart of meat, the rest of booze, forget the lights, go home and do nothing but eat and drink all weekend.
     
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    My BIL replaced his 8 footer fluorescent light fixtures with these in his pole barn, did them 1 for 1, took down a 8 footer and put up a single four footer. They throw a lot more light and he's very happy and is not adding anymore to the mix right now. For $24.99 each I'm thinking about grabbing a couple for my garage!
     
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    I put them in my pole barn, garage and basement and I really like the instant bright light regardless of temperature.
     
  12. Far Beyond Driven

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    Do they take any time to come up to full light? We had an audit at church and the power company replaced a bunch of lights, not sure if they are LED or CFL, but they take a bit to come up to full power. Probably not a game changer over what I have now, but worth knowing.
     
  13. jiggin is livin

    jiggin is livin

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    I'm confused. Is there a problem hiding in there that I can't see?

    Sent from my E6810 using Michigan Sportsman mobile app
     
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  14. FREEPOP

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    None at all. Time to warm up is CFL bulbs and fluorescent. LEDs don't have that quirk.
     
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