Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Independence Ohio
I put in 4 of the Costco shop lights in my garage about 2 years ago. They are at least 2 times brighter than the two 4 bulb troffers they replaced. Cold temps don't phase them one bit. Can't beat them for the price. I don't have a Costco account, but a friend at work picked them up for me when he bought some.
As a comparison, I have 8 Lithonia 2 bulb florescent's in my shop where my bike is parked. Before I found out about the Costco fixtures, I had a ballast on the one over my workbench blow out. I wanted to replace it with LED. The Lithonia replacement with diffuser was $120. I did not have time to order a retrofit kit, so I bought it. It works well, but way over priced compared to the Costco fixtures just to get a lousy diffuser bezel.
My entire house has now been converted to LED. It will probably take 30 years to recoup the cost, but what the heck. Why not? The only maddening part of a conversion is the color temperature. Everything is either 2700k warm or 5000k daylight. Very difficult to find in between, such as 3500 and 4000.
2002 Illusion Blue GL1800
Last edited by LarryM; 12-13-2016 at 09:34 PM.