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  • tussuck Posts: 2307
    Melbourne
    Motor Head tussuck
    26 Jan 2020 10:14 PM
    Hey, new shed is built and I was wondering what sort of lighting folks use?  I have some old Floros but is there anything else like LED?  What colour lights as well... as even white varies nowadays.
  • Wideglider Posts: 881
    NSW
    Performance Poster Wideglider
    26 Jan 2020 10:33 PM
    Can't beat flouros, 4 foot doubles, lowered to right height with jack-chain. Use colour 865 (cool daylight) for work areas or moving machinery. 
  • steelo Posts: 2824
    Adelaide
    Forum Legend steelo
    26 Jan 2020 10:35 PM
    Got some weather sealed led flouro bars which have off on timer and proximity detection and about a 5 m extension cord from Aldi. 
    Put 2 in my 6 x 9 m garage with an in-line switch to power board. At about 80 bucks each and no electrician.  Turns night into day. Cool white light. 
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    Edit. Mrs tells me they were a special buy. But it’s an option. 
  • brucefxdl Posts: 1236
    south west victoria
    Performance Poster brucefxdl
    26 Jan 2020 11:46 PM
    where i work have led lights,they're about 30 cm square with multible leds and give off a reasonable light and are probably 9-10 metres from the floor [ large workshop].

  • brucefxdl Posts: 1236
    south west victoria
    Performance Poster brucefxdl
    26 Jan 2020 11:47 PM
    looks nice and clear in your shed steelo,nothing like having good lights.
  • speedzter Posts: 1831
    The 'Rat
    Motor Head speedzter
    27 Jan 2020 12:44 PM
    You can now get quality (Phillips, etc) 4 foot LED battens from electrical trade outlets ( Auslec, middy's ...) for around $50 ea.
    When I did my last shed about 2 years ago, they were harder to get, so I used twin 28w Fluro's with electronic ballast's - no flickering or starters, $40ea.

    Aim for around 4000k to 5000k colour temperature, or cool white.

  • Krash Kinkade Posts: 2824
    Forum Legend Krash Kinkade
    27 Jan 2020 12:57 PM
    I have LED fluro's they are bright & come on quick.
  • tussuck Posts: 2307
    Melbourne
    Motor Head tussuck
    27 Jan 2020 05:21 PM
    Cheers guys.  I have two 8' long banks of 4 x flouros installed today.  I'll swap out the Flouro for LED though as they are cheaper to run (damn the power companies and their smart meters!)

    About 4000 to 5000 looks good!  I'll populate one of the banks and see how it looks.  Plus I'll still need some down lighting over the workbenches etc.

    Next stop is the Airconditioner....lol
  • steelo Posts: 2824
    Adelaide
    Forum Legend steelo
    27 Jan 2020 05:25 PM
    Second hand swampys are cheap. Do the whole shed and you can leave the doors open. 
  • tussuck Posts: 2307
    Melbourne
    Motor Head tussuck
    27 Jan 2020 05:36 PM
    As in a swamp boat?  I'm a Kiwi, you will need to simplify the answer 
  • steelo Posts: 2824
    Adelaide
    Forum Legend steelo
    27 Jan 2020 05:40 PM
    Sorry t. It’s an evaporative cooler. Prob more popular in sa due to it being dryer. People get second hand / or new ones and put them on the shed with a four way diffuser. They work a treat. 
  • tussuck Posts: 2307
    Melbourne
    Motor Head tussuck
    27 Jan 2020 06:24 PM
    Ahhhh.  I'm thinking reverse cycle unit for summer / winter - lucky the son is a commercial aircon plumber
  • Ken in Cairns Posts: 635
    Cairns FNQ
    Performance Poster Ken in Cairns
    28 Jan 2020 09:24 AM
    Use cool daylight tubes or LEDs the yellow soft light of warm white is shit when working on stuff.
    The new LED type of lighting are now about the same cost as a traditional fluro twin tube unit, better light and you never have to get up to them again to change out a bloody tube.
    O and never use a fluro over a rotating shaft or lathe, due to its ability to make the spinning shaft look still at the right time due to the 50 hz cycle of the tube.
  • RossW Posts: 84
    Maitland, NSW
    Stock Poster RossW
    28 Jan 2020 01:21 PM
    Quoting steelo on 27 Jan 2020 05:25 PM
    Second hand swampys are cheap. Do the whole shed and you can leave the doors open. 
    Not likely to work very well in Melbourne. They rely on low humidity to work efficiently.
  • Baloffski Posts: 1952
    Victoria
    Motor Head Baloffski
    28 Jan 2020 02:14 PM
    Quoting steelo on 27 Jan 2020 05:25 PM
    Second hand swampys are cheap. Do the whole shed and you can leave the doors open. 
    Quoting RossW on 28 Jan 2020 01:21 PM
    Not likely to work very well in Melbourne. They rely on low humidity to work efficiently.
    ok I'm with you Ross, lights and coolers, both go together. 
    Evaporative coolers seen working well in the Nor West, Perth,  in Sth Aust. Desert Aus. as dry.
    My pissant little shed has LED fluros, so easy these days to just plug and play, so old cunts can see what the fuck their doing.
    When working a real job, Comms rigger, saw under Broadcast mast, can kick start a fluro in ya hand, no power hooked in, radiation, is no wonder the old rigging crew have been dropping off like flys.
    Wonder if that would work with LED tubes?

  • tussuck Posts: 2307
    Melbourne
    Motor Head tussuck
    28 Jan 2020 02:43 PM
    Quoting steelo on 27 Jan 2020 05:25 PM
    Second hand swampys are cheap. Do the whole shed and you can leave the doors open. 
    Quoting RossW on 28 Jan 2020 01:21 PM
    Not likely to work very well in Melbourne. They rely on low humidity to work efficiently.
    Quoting Baloffski on 28 Jan 2020 02:14 PM
    ok I'm with you Ross, lights and coolers, both go together. 
    Evaporative coolers seen working well in the Nor West, Perth,  in Sth Aust. Desert Aus. as dry.
    My pissant little shed has LED fluros, so easy these days to just plug and play, so old cunts can see what the fuck their doing.
    When working a real job, Comms rigger, saw under Broadcast mast, can kick start a fluro in ya hand, no power hooked in, radiation, is no wonder the old rigging crew have been dropping off like flys.
    Wonder if that would work with LED tubes?

    Nope.... It is the RF waves ionise the gas in the tube.  We did this at TAF to validate wavelength theory, awesome stuff.
  • Big Steve Posts: 694
    Yarra Ranges
    Performance Poster Big Steve
    28 Jan 2020 03:15 PM
    I'm slowly replacing my fluros with these:
    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/263682494593?ul_noapp=true

    Bought one to test and its plenty bright so I will order a few more.
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