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#1 posted 01-15-2011 05:28 AM

I have had 8ft flourecent fixtures. Bulbs too expensive, hard to haul in a car.
Then I put in double 4ft flourecent fixtures. Bulbs and fixtures don’t last. Flicker.
Just for a test I replaced one of those fixtures with one of those daylight 150w equivalent CFLs. More light for less watts, but they do create a bad glare IMHO.
Finally I read about 300w equivalent CFLs. Home Depot has them for ~$20. They are the largest light I think you can get for a standard base fixture. Don’t require the “mogul base” of a true 300w incandescent. I put one of those over my TS. That is one nice light. Not so compact; about the size of a foot ball, but very nice, non glaring,warm light. They draw about 68watts I think, so not bad at all.
Francis, A couple of those 300w CFLs, one on each end of the shop, might be all you need to add.


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