I know I am – so I started looking for options that would help seeing the “fine” print. You know what I mean, those pesky 32nds and especially the 64ths on your scale. It’s nearly impossible to read an 0 to 1 mic without squinting so like Tim Allen has said many times ( other than grunting) more is better. I am of course refering to more light and more light I got.
I searched the net and read all I could stand to read about LED lights and finally ordered 8 four foot led tubes to replace some of my 4’ T12’s.
I just finished removing 3 – T12’s and wired ONE 4’ LED and it impossible to describe the difference. One 18 watt 1900 luman tube makes more and brighter light than the 3 -34 watt T12’s. I did spend a little more and get the 5000k rated tube but I totally feel it was worth it.
This is what I ordered 8x Thinklux LED Fluorescent Replacement Tube – 4 Foot – 18 Watt – Ballast Bypass – DLC Qualified – 5000K and just to make it clear, I am getting nothing for this observation, I’m just happy to perhaps help some of my fellow woodworkers see their work a little better.
The nice thing about these tubes is that they are direct wire, no ballast, so it’s a win win situation. I don’t have to power a ballast (a clear savings) and life span is about 50,000 hours. At 8 hours a day use, that’s 17 years life. Maybe I can get them in my will ?
btw – I ordered from The EarthLED Store because they were priced right and FREE shipping, yeah, I know there is no such thing as free shipping but it is built into the price, I don’t care.
-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them