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Alan Waddington 220/07/2018 19:59:40
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Spent the afternoon changing the 15 year old flourescent lights in my garage/workshop for 5ft LED strip lights..........Wow unbelievable difference, almost need sunglasses now smile d. For anyone considering the swap, don’t hesitate. img_20180720_193316.jpgimg_20180720_193206.jpg

Edited By Alan Waddington 2 on 20/07/2018 20:05:07

Jon20/07/2018 20:56:24
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Nice setup for working on the TVR.

fizzy20/07/2018 21:01:03
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You need a good workshop if youve got a TVR smile

V8Eng20/07/2018 21:02:20
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When we had a new kitchen fitted last year a 4ft LED strip was put in, really excellent light level and instant full power on.

Love the flying bike!😉

Edited By V8Eng on 20/07/2018 21:07:51

chris stephens20/07/2018 21:08:01
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Got a couple for my shop and, once I read the blurb, found you don't need the standard fitting and only need to supply mains to one end for them to work.So, 6 spring Terry clips, 3 more tubes, some chocolate block and a bit of wire and I now need sunglasses to operate my mill.


not done it yet20/07/2018 21:22:17
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I think the jury is still out on the lumens per watt issue between new flourescents and leds. Certainly the issue of strobing is removed by leds.

Anyone have real world comparisons, rather than subjective comments? Certainly with 15 year old flourescents it is comparing tubes possibly a long way past their prime.

I have plenty of led lamps around the house and in the workshop. Far more cost effective, so far, over compact flourescents as none have yet failed, but I don’t think the running costs for leccy are that much different per lumen.

Frances IoM20/07/2018 22:51:51
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I find that there is still a strobing effect of LEDs - admittedly small but due I think to a 50Hz modulation on the power supply which is usually a high frequency inverter on the mains side feeding the constant current drive circuit to the LEDs
Clive Foster20/07/2018 23:15:11
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Not strips but just put up a flat 600 mm square panel beside a 5 ft twin fitting with relatively new tubes. Maybe 4 or 6 months old. Flat panel much much brighter. Put the one up as a see how it goes after another one died shortly after changing three tubes in as many months. Impressed, so quickly bought enough to do the whole workshop.

I'm finding that modern tubes don't last well. 3 - 4 years at best. Brand name, not el cheapo too. Fittings are brand name mid range ones.


Mick Henshall21/07/2018 08:47:54
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Is that spots of rain on your car, you lucky person you


pgk pgk21/07/2018 10:42:14
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Posted by Mick Henshall on 21/07/2018 08:47:54:

Is that spots of rain on your car, you lucky person you

Mick long as it's not debris from the drill holes in the ceiling


Alan Waddington 221/07/2018 11:04:30
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Posted by Mick Henshall on 21/07/2018 08:47:54:

Is that spots of rain on your car, you lucky person you


Yes, but it didn’t last long enough to help the poor lawn.....the smell was glorious though yes

Ron Laden21/07/2018 11:14:31
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Talking of LED strip lights, a friend gave me some small cabinet lights, which are great for lighting a machine or part of a bench. I have one fixed about 15 inches above the minilathe and it really does light it up. Apparently about £14 from Screwfix.



Edited By Ron Laden on 21/07/2018 11:15:05

Bazyle21/07/2018 11:24:39
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Wet car in workshop followed by uninsulated shed. Some people love to cause themselves problems. devil

Alan Waddington 221/07/2018 11:31:39
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Posted by Bazyle on 21/07/2018 11:24:39:

Wet car in workshop followed by uninsulated shed. Some people love to cause themselves problems. devil

Guess you must be referring to rust ?.......if so it’s never been an issue for me, and the TVR often gets put away wet through. Garage is integral though and fully insulated including the door.

Ron Laden21/07/2018 15:33:08
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I guess you are referring to my shed Bazyle, its a new shed and will be fully insulated well before winter. With the weather we have been having I have just not got around to it yet.

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