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Barn lighting options

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

  1. Thirty pointer

    Thirty pointer

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    I took my fluorescent fixtures down and installed 14 clamp on aluminum shades with 100 watt led daylight bulbs .Very bright and knocked my electric bill down a lot .Plus they work in winter with no issues .The bulbs were less than $2.00 ea. Its been two years and only one bulb has failed .
     
  2. Scout 2

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    I turned mine on one morning when the temp was below zero, instant light. Look on the internet s there is a way to rewire the reg 4 footers to use LED bulbs in. I don't remember but I think you bypass the ballast. And the COSCO thing the reason you mentioned is why I have not checked the light out, chicken, cake, cookies, and whatever I can find that looks good
     
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  3. Thirty pointer

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    Yes .I have 48 " led in my three kitchen lights ...as you said you just bypass the ballast .I hit a 75% store relocation sale and got the tubes for $7.00 ea and purchased several extras. I am 90% led now .
     
  4. Gamechanger

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    Bwaaaahhhhaaaaa!!! Best laugh I had all day!!!

    BTW, hope you come up with a solution that pleases you, and I believe the LED suggestions to be a good one. I went that route in my garage because that's where I do a lot of deer butchering in the cold months, and fluorescent lights weren't cutting it. Now its like being in an operating room...except the only requirement for a recovery room is for me. :)
     
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  5. Scout 2

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    Sun glasses in mine. I am sure glad when I wired it I wired each row separate. My back barn was not lit so I bought a couple of those brooder lights (the ones with a round alum reflector on) and clamp the clip on them on the truss. I wired a plug to a switch added LED bulb and it lights up everything. These are 12 foot up
     
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  6. junkman

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    Is that the same barn you keep the planet in?:)
     
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  7. Far Beyond Driven

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    Getting a lot of mileage out of that aren't we?
     
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  8. junkman

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    Yupp.If that's the worst thing we can poke fun at.You're doing pretty good.
     
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  9. junkman

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    The LED fixtures are the way to go.We are in the process of switching over the fixtures at work.So far they are working out pretty good.
     
  10. Far Beyond Driven

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    IMAG2886.jpg $17.99 on sale at Menard's + 11% back. Add in another buck for a box, outlet, and cover. My mad electrician skills were put to the test when the ground wire came up short but I got around that.

    This is one of three. I'm not sure it's brigtlht enough, if not, having an outlet I can hang another nearby as long as the plug reaches.
     
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    I sure as hell hope you didn't omit it
    It's there for a reason and needed.......
     
  13. vans

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    I've used a few of these, work well and available in different wattages

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  14. Far Beyond Driven

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    Twisty off my hamburger buns and some masking tape.
     
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  15. imjon

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    It'll be just as expensive or more at Menards. Trust me on this, I have lots of experience.
     
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