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Old 05-18-2017, 09:44 PM   #1
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I have to replace a bunch of 2' fluorescent lights in the basements and laundry rooms of multiple apartment buildings. They don't want to have to keep changing lamps and ballasts. They aren't picky about the light fixture, they just want it to be LED and give off the same amount of light as what's there now:


Suggestion on LED replacement light-img_0508.jpg The picture is sideways, the lights are on the ceiling.

They are all the same, installed in surface mounted 4" round boxes like in the picture.

Any suggestions for LED fixtures?
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Old 05-18-2017, 09:54 PM   #2
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Can you just change the lamps?


https://www.eledlights.com/led-lamps...l#.WR5QgFROmhA

Or a fixture.


https://www.eledlights.com/led-lamps...l#.WR5R_1ROmhA
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LED tubes
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Old 05-18-2017, 11:43 PM   #4
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Pop the covers off
Remove the ballasts
Rewire power to one side, neutral to the other side
Install new led tubes
Wipe windex on cover
Reinstall

You will get down to less than 10 min per fixture and I bid them at 30 min. each.

If your really greedy resell the lamps you removed on CL..lol

Great money, especially if your poco has rebates it's an easy sell.

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LED tubes
Are just plain DIY.
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It may worth it and I did read the specs and they claim it last 50,000 hours life so it be good for most area plus add some motion sensors too that way the tentents dont have to fool around with switches or majorty of them forgot to turn it off that what happend many places I know.

But I havent check the specs on LED tubes itself but I think they are right on par as the whole lumainire so it can go either way.
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Rip that old junk out. It looks like someone scabbed in troffers where they don't belong. I'm sure Cooper or Lithonia make a nice two lamp wrap. A shop light could even work.
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So, is there just an octagon box above the light where all those pipes meet? If so, just toss up a porcelain keyless and use a bunch of socket doublers with LED flood lamps.
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After looking closer at the photo, those ARE a wraparound. 2' wraps aren't common. Hopefully four footers work.
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I totally missed the 2' part also

These are outdoor canopy fixtures but would work well in your situation.

They come in dimmer and brighter styles

What's the ceiling height?

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Are just plain DIY.
Go paint something.
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I dont know if this work in this situation but let me post a link .,,

http://www.e-conolight.com/indoor-li...5271#configtop

I am not sure if it will have same light level as old one is.
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I would see if a four foot shop light works on a short chain. I think even Home Creepo sells them in LED (cheap HO crap, though).
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Thanks for the replies. Yeah, those are 2'.
The ceiling height is 8'. These are in basements.

The LED tube idea is pretty damn cheap, I overlooked that. I will run it by the management. But incase they still want new fixtures, I'd like to find something.

I could hang any light by chain as recommended, but since there is currently a small 2' light there and a typical 4" octagon box above it, I was looking for a surface mounted LED light for ease of installation. The main stipulation is that it gives out as much light as the existing fixture (which probably isn't much, but I don't want to screw it up).
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Check out the Rab GUS two footer.
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I'm picturing old, dusty fixtures with brittle acrylic lenses. For me, fixture replacement is the better option. The only advantage to tube replacement is you don't have to worry about fixture disposal. If they have a dumpster you can use, it could be a nice little in/out job.
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When people ask me which fixtures to use, I always suggest they go to their local supply house and talk to the counter guys. If there's a problem, they're going to make good on it and they have it in inventory so any problems are easier to fix than if you go to some online e-tailer. Those counter guys know what the good products are and which ones have problems.

You're in NJ with supply houses all around you. Tell them what you told us and see what they say.
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My counter guys (and girls) are as dumb as fence posts.
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These are retail prices but this is a kick ass fixture. It may be to bright though.
http://www.morrisproducts.com/pc_pro...6893559D689EFA
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To be honest, this isn't really a RAB or expensive light type of apartment complex lol.

I was thinking more along the lines of $30-50 surface mounted ceiling fixtures that you may find in a kitchen. I just want to make sure that the light output is similar.

I'll see what the supply house has to offer.
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