LED Striplights

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LED Striplights

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Post by yelrow » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:16 pm

Know nothing about these, bu need more light in my workshop. Went to shop, today, who said, led tubes fit into normal striplights, (eg), existing ones, but i may need to change the starter. My question, are they any brighter, as tubes are much dearer than those i have. thanks.

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Post by Walkingthedog » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:29 pm

Just about to get a couple. My son has one in his garage, very bright. I’m going to change the whole thing as my tube lights are pretty old.

Think you can get soft light or daylight light.
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Post by yelrow » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:37 pm

Hi,Brian, thanks, You are buying whole light, or just the tubes.

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Post by yelrow » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:39 pm

Just read it again, you are going to change the light. Over here, they are suggesting just change the tubes. My workshop ones are 12 years old and would need 8 new tubes, expensive.

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Post by Walkingthedog » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:54 pm

They do sell the LED tubes but I have read conflicting reports about whether they are a straight swap.
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Post by yelrow » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:08 pm

Where i went, they only sell the tubes, or whole, old style lights. All mine are doubles, and ord tube is about £6, whereas, led, is £18. Guess i could shop around.

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Post by Walkingthedog » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:10 pm

They are not cheap but should last a long time with no flickering or buzzing. Going to give them a go.
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Post by yelrow » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:20 pm

Mine don’t flicker or buzz. Get covered in dust, as I took off diffusers, just not that bright. Probably my eyesight.

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Post by Walkingthedog » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:23 pm

If I get them before you I’ll let you know how I got on.
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Post by RFS » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:52 pm

Just bought a couple of these for the house. They're LED in Warm White and are a complete replacement for our existing ones. Not only do they use a fraction of the electricity of the old ones, they start immediately, are only 1 inch/2.5cm depth and fit flush to the ceiling. Useful if you have limited headroom in a loft or shed …

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LED-BATTEN-S ... 2749.l2649
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