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ChefHDAN

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08-21-2018 11:11 AM

Hey LJ’s, I’ve been on the fence to switch to LED’s, saw 4’ LED’s on 50% clearance at Lowe’s, and got someone to check the price. 4’ LED 4k lumens for $35 each. Store manager said it’s a non stock item and needs to go, see the pic for the model number etc.,

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#1 posted 08-21-2018 01:39 PM

Metalux has been around for a long time, check out the model # on your googlebox; from your picture it appears to be a complete fixture, do you have fixtures up now?
LED is the way to go now, I think if they have replaceable parts yes if not just get the retrofit lamps for you old fixtures.

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#2 posted 08-21-2018 07:11 PM

IMO, LEDs are better in literally every way. I wouldn’t hesitate.

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#3 posted 08-21-2018 08:13 PM



IMO, LEDs are better in literally every way. I wouldn t hesitate.

- jerkylips

Except for their light quality. They are bright and efficient. That is it. I dislike LEDs because they are a bright point source of light but do not fill an area like incandescent does. Make sure you get 2700 temp LEDs are they make your eyes bleed.

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#4 posted 08-21-2018 10:59 PM

See this: https://gunnar.com/do-environmentally-friendly-led-lights-cause-blindness/
You will have to make up your own mind. larry

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#5 posted 08-22-2018 12:06 AM

Yep – I was a lighting designer for 10 years, huge projects both commercial and residential. Our eyes will look at the point source of light. That is why it is impossible to ignore headlights at night coming in the opposite direction. Every animal does the same thing.

LEDs and torture on your eyes and because the source is so intense, it is hard not to focus on the light source. 2700K helps a lot because it is more natural. Anything above 3000 and you might as well stick a fluorescent tube in your head.

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