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rkwoods

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03-19-2016 02:39 PM

Just setting up my workshop and have been looking at the Big Ass Lights. Anyone using them?


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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 03-19-2016 02:52 PM

I looked into them, and passed after I saw the Big Ass price. If it wasn’t for that, I think they would be great.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#2 posted 03-19-2016 03:59 PM

LED prices are falling pretty steadily. LED lights are great, but there are MUCH better deals to be found.

-- Barry, http://BarrysWorkshop.com/

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#3 posted 03-19-2016 04:18 PM

I use 200 w equivalent CFLs in the Brooder style reflector, each setup cost about 16$.

-- Knowledge and experience equals Wisdom, Michael Frankowski

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#4 posted 03-19-2016 04:55 PM

Look at the 4’ LED’s from Sam’s Club or Costco. $30-$35 each, and far superior to fluorescent.

-- Gerry, http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/index.html http://www.jointcam.com

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#5 posted 03-19-2016 05:03 PM



Look at the 4 LED s from Sam s Club or Costco. $30-$35 each, and far superior to fluorescent.

- Ger21


Check out the Lumens differene on them compared to other lighting.

-- Knowledge and experience equals Wisdom, Michael Frankowski

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#6 posted 03-19-2016 05:15 PM

They’re brighter than the fluorescents they replaced, so I don’t need to. Sure, you can pay a lot more for brighter ones, but they are very bright.
Fwiw, the ones from Sam’s club are slightly brighter and a whiter color than the ones from Costco.

OK, I just took a quick look. The LED light I got from Sam’s club are 4500 lumens, for $35.
I looked at HD, and they have a 1700lumen model for $50, and a 2900lumen for $100.
They do have a 7100 lumen light for $110, but it appears to be equal to two of the Sam’s club lights.
Two Sams’ club lights are 9000 lumens for $72, vs $109 for 7100 lumens.

So, if you have a source for brighter lights for anywhere near $35, show us.

-- Gerry, http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/index.html http://www.jointcam.com

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conifur

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#7 posted 03-19-2016 05:23 PM



They re brighter than the fluorescents they replaced, so I don t need to. Sure, you can pay a lot more for brighter ones, but they are very bright.
Fwiw, the ones from Sam s club are slightly brighter and a whiter color than the ones from Costco.

OK, I just took a quick look. The LED light I got from Sam s club are 4500 lumens, for $35.
I looked at HD, and they have a 1700lumen model for $50, and a 2900lumen for $100.
They do have a 7100 lumen light for $110, but it appears to be equal to two of the Sam s club lights.
Two Sams club lights are 9000 lumens for $72, vs $109 for 7100 lumens.

So, if you have a source for brighter lights for anywhere near $35, show us.

- Ger21


It was a suggestion! When I looked a few years ago they were lower Lumens then regular Florescent, they must have improved them.

-- Knowledge and experience equals Wisdom, Michael Frankowski

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Ger21

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#8 posted 03-19-2016 05:25 PM



It was a suggestion!

Sorry, it didn’t read like a suggestion. :-)

-- Gerry, http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/index.html http://www.jointcam.com

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#9 posted 03-19-2016 06:24 PM

It was a suggestion! When I looked a few years ago they were lower Lumens then regular Florescent, they must have improved them.

- conifur

I didn’t read it that way, either – bit of a confrontational/dismissive tone to it. In any event, that’s the way things go with newer tech like LED lighting – they’ve gotten considerably better and more affordable in the last couple years.

-- Practice makes less sucky. (Bill, Minneapolis, MN)

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Rentvent

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#10 posted 03-19-2016 06:45 PM

If you have any old T8 or T12 flourescent fixtures you can buy LED Light Tubes from Amazon, etc.

I bought a 10-pack of Hyperikon T8 frosted bulbs and upgraded a couple fixtures I already had plus three more fixtures I bought for $5 a piece from a thrift store (HfH Re-Store). It took about five minutes each to remove ballasts from the old fixture for maximum efficiency.

If you only buy a couple of big-ass lights, I would think there would be shadows everywhere.

5K color temperature and 25 lumens per square foot seems about right.

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conifur

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#11 posted 03-19-2016 08:30 PM

bit of a confrontational/dismissive tone to it.
I did not know you could get a tone or/and a connotation from one sentence that does not even have an adjective in it.

-- Knowledge and experience equals Wisdom, Michael Frankowski

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WillliamMSP

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#12 posted 03-19-2016 08:51 PM

Why would you need an adjective to infer the tone of a curt command?

-- Practice makes less sucky. (Bill, Minneapolis, MN)

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rkwoods

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#13 posted 03-19-2016 08:59 PM

Dang, sorry I asked! Lol

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