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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-31-2016, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
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Last year I replaced my florescent lights in my garage with 48" LED fixture that I bought at Costco but I had a dark spot in the center because there is a heating duct and an I-beam that didn't allow lights to be placed in that area. I think that I then paid about $30 for them and now they are on sale for $24: 2-pack- http://www.costco.com/4%E2%80%99-Lin...&storeId=10301

The recent ones (#73883) have plug in connectors to allow them to be daisy chained and also they have pull chain switches. The earlier ones (#73993) did not. These lights are very bright and consume only 42 watts each, about 1/2 of what a florescent shop light uses.

I had on hand 4 Harbor Freight tool magnets that they sometimes offer for free: http://www.harborfreight.com/18-in-m...der-61199.html
I removed the 8 magnets from each and placed them on the rear of the fixtures to hold them to the I-beam.
Sorry, my Wing is not in the photo because it's parked in my shed building.
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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-31-2016, 08:08 PM
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I saw those lights @cos tco the other day. Looking at your pictures, I may need to reconsider and get some. Can never have too much lighting in the garage. Thanks for the post.

You should really consider moving the Goldwing to that spacious garage. Goldwings shouldn't be kept in a "shed"!

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How did the lights perform in the cold wx? Or is your space always heated and above freezing, etc.? Nice looking shop!

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You should really consider moving the Goldwing to that spacious garage. Goldwings shouldn't be kept in a "shed"!
That's where the wifies car belongs.

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How did the lights perform in the cold wx? Or is your space always heated and above freezing, etc.? Nice looking shop!
Not heated, but is integral to the house. I did have cold weather issues with the florescents there. None with the LEDs. They start up without delay.

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Is that $24 per fixture in a 2 pack, or $24 per 2 pack?

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Is that $24 per fixture in a 2 pack, or $24 per 2 pack?
$24 in the store, but the link to the website has them packaged 2 together for $47.

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Thanks Morph, I'm off to Costco


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I went to my Costco today.

They had the newer model (pull chain and daisy chain-able) in single packs, for $30 each. The link is showing $60 for the two pack, delivered.

The $24 deal eluded me, but I've got more lights anyway.
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I went to my Costco today.

They had the newer model (pull chain and daisy chain-able) in single packs, for $30 each. The link is showing $60 for the two pack, delivered.

The $24 deal eluded me, but I've got more lights anyway.
You missed the sale price.I paid $24 and the link has been changed. It was @ $47 when I began this thread.

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