LED Striplights

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Post by Walkingthedog » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:05 pm

Thank you RFS. They look good don’t they.
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Post by yelrow » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:11 pm

I can find single ones here, but not as yet, doubles. Certainly much more streamline.

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Post by mijj » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:49 pm

I went for the LED tubes on the recommendation from one of my sons. They were expensive but I did not look around for the best price (used google). I had to travel quite a way to get them as I recall and as they were for the garage I got the bright white. If they were for indoors SWMBO would have wanted the warm white ( :) ). They cost £70.00 for two, but they are brilliant in every sense of the word.
Yes they come on immediately. No flicker at all.
They have their own electronic gubbins as a connection to the mains.
I am very pleased with them 8-).
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Post by Walkingthedog » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:33 pm

Thank you Jim.
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Post by Itch45 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:49 pm

I got two this week, fitted one to my mums kitchen. 5ft nice and bright. £19 for two. They are direct replacement for the tubes but you must remove the starter first. Got them from Ebay here https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2x-LED-T8-Tu ... 2749.l2649


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Post by Walkingthedog » Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:19 pm

I ended up with two complete lights 5ft daylight. About £30 each but you get what you pay for. They are beautifully made.
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Post by Brian » Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:00 pm

rynd2it wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:50 pm
These are MUCH cheaper https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2FT-3FT-4FT- ... 0005.m1851
Those are a nice light for new fitting, but they not a direct replacement for a standard florescent tube.
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Post by collectors » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:11 am

I would look at changing the tube 1st as florys can lose up to 40% of their light output over 4-5 years. We had a regular contract to change 3 local library's every 4 years & using a light meter we get a good 30% on average increase on light levels. The staff would notice straight away the quality. For the sake, i would make sure you're using at least daylight tubes "6500k" & if you want to see the difference when you change a tube, get a lux/light level meter from ebay at around £8.00. You can get what feels a brighter light with a higher number than 6500K, but tends to start taking on a blue tinge, called cool white. I have found LED seem brighter but also find it a strange light to work under. My local Screwfix just had a refit & installed canopy 4x4' florys & even the staff said it feels a strange light to work under.
Oh! I forgot, some multi meters have a light meter built in. My, Mastech MS 8229 has a lux meter/setting.
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Post by Walkingthedog » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:48 am

The lights I have are like daylight, very pleasant.
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