From February’s post.
All lights now working. Used Hyperikon T-8, 15 watt, 6,000K frosted LED tubes. These tubes are awesome, it’s like daylight inside the shop now. They have a rated lifetime of 45,000 hours. All 48 tubes worked fine not one bad one. Others I looked at, reviews stated about getting bad tubes delivered and hassles with returns of defective tubes. Best part only about $0.11 / hour to run all the lights and should last like 20 years. Electricity with all fees is $0.16 / kWh (kilowatt hour) in our area. Fluorescent tubes would cost about $0.24 / hour. Lifetime savings for using LED tubes come to $5,820.00 if each tube last 45,000 hours.
All lights still working, had a minor altercation with one of the lights. While working on the front end loader on tractor I raised it up just a little too far. Hit one of the light fixtures and knocked one of the tubes out of the fixture. After hitting light and falling 10 feet to concrete floor, I thought that was it for it.
I thought damage to tube was terminal. Took pliers and straightened out housing best I could. Straightened sheet metal on light fixture and put everything back together. As you can see the tube lit up – doesn’t look the best but still works.
Very impressed with these LED tubes. If that would have been a regular fluorescent tube, it would have shattered and I would have had a small haz-mat situation from the mercury in the tube. Would definitely recommend and buy again. Thanks Hyperikon.