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Old 12-18-2021, 11:13 PM
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Default Replacing hangar HiD lights with LEDs?

Apologies if this is the wrong forum, but now that I'd doing a lot of building the HiD lights in my hangar are eating me alive. Has anyone replaced theirs with industrial LED fixtures, and if so, which ones?


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Old 12-19-2021, 02:38 AM
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Apologies if this is the wrong forum, but now that I'd doing a lot of building the HiD lights in my hangar are eating me alive. Has anyone replaced theirs with industrial LED fixtures, and if so, which ones?


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I installed 5 of these in my hangar and they work really well
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Old 12-19-2021, 02:56 AM
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LED lighting can cause a stroboscopic effect with machinery running at the right speeds. Doesn't impact most people unless they are using lathes or grinders or what not. In those cases, a normal halogen bulb close to the tooling and work area reduces the impact of the LED strobing.
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Old 12-19-2021, 07:28 AM
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I replaced 6 low bay metal halides (which I couldn't give away after) with 7 UFO-style LED fixtures - instant on, more light for less $$$, easy job. Wish that economics had favored the hangar lighting upgrade sooner, but it was clearly time last year to make the change.

So many choices - read reviews, pick a color temp you find pleasing, Amazon makes it easy - to support the CCP - and off you go on lux-laden adventures.
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Old 12-19-2021, 08:03 AM
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I replaced my flourescent tubes with LEDs 2 years ago. Actually, Rocky Mt Power did the job under a gov't incentive program.
The job entailed discarding the original power supply and replacing the tombstones in the existing fixtures with ones designed for the LED tubes. I chose the "white daylight" color.
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Old 12-19-2021, 08:14 AM
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Go to ELED's and look for the round Hi Bay lights. I replaced my fluorescents with these and kick myself for not doing it sooner. This is a 1800 sq ft hangar at my home. A neighbor put some in and I liked them. They'll run about $140 a piece but well worth it. Clean bright light.
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Old 12-19-2021, 08:35 AM
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I put 3 150 watt UFO fixtures in my large Tee hangar...work great!

https://hi-hyperlite.com/products/le...waAsl7EALw_wcB
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Old 12-19-2021, 08:44 AM
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I replaced my flourescent tubes with LEDs 2 years ago. Actually, Rocky Mt Power did the job under a gov't incentive program.
The job entailed discarding the original power supply and replacing the tombstones in the existing fixtures with ones designed for the LED tubes. I chose the "white daylight" color.
Same other than DIY. Rewired fixture, discarding ballasts, but kept tombstones.

Pro: instant on, no hum, slightly brighter. Customer service was great - had early failure on 2 bulbs, they credited my account with no problems. No glass tubes to worry about.

Con: 2 and 1/2 failed tubes in first year. More expensive to purchase, esp. at local big box. Best deal is online, about $60 for 4 pack of 8 foot tubes.
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Old 12-19-2021, 08:47 AM
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I use the same HF LEDs in my shop that cderk suggested in post #2. They are very bright. But depending on your hangar size, five might not be enough - I have nine in my shop, a smallish double-car garage, and there it's overkill.

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Old 12-19-2021, 09:01 AM
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I put lights up similar to these. Not sure if they are the exact ones but they are light weight so I just mounted them with zip ties and they can all connect together.

https://www.amazon.com/Barrina-Integ...ps%2C73&sr=8-4
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