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    I am NOT an electrician. Therfore I ask the experts. If you were going to put new lighting in your woodworking shop (20' x 20') 10 foot ceiling. What would you guys get? Money can be an issue so keep it real.
    Just looking for some decent lighting. I currently have 2 - 8' light fixtures but they NEVER burn all 4 bulbs at the same time. Each fixtures has 2 bulbs and the same bulbs burn all the time, on rare occasions all 4 bulbs will burn but it is rare. Thanks for your advice.

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    I have used the 4" shop fixtures, there reasonable low cost and plug in, I have a high ceiling and have a used a quartz light over the table saw, in some shop I had the procline fixtures and a lot of light bulbs,

    I problay like the 4" fluorescents best,

    the biggest thing with fluorescents is the possible braking of the tubes, I use the plastic shields over them normally,
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      Originally posted by Dondi12 View Post
      I am NOT an electrician. Therfore I ask the experts. If you were going to put new lighting in your woodworking shop (20' x 20') 10 foot ceiling. What would you guys get? Money can be an issue so keep it real.
      Just looking for some decent lighting. I currently have 2 - 8' light fixtures but they NEVER burn all 4 bulbs at the same time. Each fixtures has 2 bulbs and the same bulbs burn all the time, on rare occasions all 4 bulbs will burn but it is rare. Thanks for your advice.

      This is what I used in my shop [20x30]. These are 8ft fixtures , but have 4ft lamps. They are t-8 lamps with electronic ballasts.As you can see from the pics it is in the middle of the day. Very bright and excellent illumination. I installed them when i built my shop in 06, have had no problems so far. I have installed them in many shops where i live.Cost is around 45 to 50 bucks with lamps at electric supply here where i live.
      As BHD added wraps for bulbs , they make these bulbs that have a plastic film around them used in food service areas. They are a little pricey, but if your worried about breakage they stay contained in the plastic when broken.

      Hope this helps , Huck
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        Nice job on the conduit, Huck. Saddle bend is right on the money. Whoever did that for you knew what they were doing...

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