Let there be LIGHT!!!

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Blog entry by JSB posted 629 days ago 879 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My shop is a converted living room, dining room, and kitchen. My lighting choices are quite limited. I decided to go with some “daylight” curly CFL bulbs. Check out these before and after shots. Holy-moly I can see!!! These are only 23w bulbs but man what a difference. The pictures don’t do it justice.

-- Jay - or

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#1 posted 629 days ago

I desperately need to put new lights in my shop.

Good job

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#2 posted 629 days ago

My shop has only 2 lights in it and not enough circuits to plug in too many lamps. A couple of 150w equivalent cfls made a lot of difference.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#3 posted 629 days ago

“My shop is a converted living room, dining room, and kitchen.” My kind of Guy!

-- God is great, wood is good. Let us thank Him for wood......and old hand tools.

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#4 posted 629 days ago

I’m with ya on the cfl’s bro. When we moved here years ago I decided to build a 30 X 40 pole barn and pour a concrete floor as my workshop. Remembering all the times I had to replace those 4’ flourescent bulbs in my last two garage-workshops, I decided to use just a few standard screw-in fixtures and plain old 100wt bulbs.
Then I heard about the CFL’s and started replacing the 100watters a few at a time.
Now (6 years later) I have 25 lights spaced out in my shop, using 23watts each instead of 100watts each. They put out very little heat and I havent had one go bad yet. I use the ones in the blue package which are supposed to be the whitest light in that style bulb.
I have also converted almost all the “regular” bulbs in my house to the CFLs.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#5 posted 628 days ago

thanks for sharing.i been looking at adding some more light to my shop also.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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