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GRRR

posted on 11/8/15 at 08:43 PM Reply With Quote
Garage lighting - Lidl LEDs

So I was browsing the cheap stuff in Lidl today and saw these.



Would these be any good as internal garage lighting? Maybe work bench lighting or just dotted around the edges of the ceiling? 9.99 ea, pretty cheap.

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posted on 11/8/15 at 08:51 PM Reply With Quote
Might be a bit glary?





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posted on 11/8/15 at 09:08 PM Reply With Quote
I would be interested in these.

Some one buy some and try them, QUICK!!!





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posted on 11/8/15 at 09:10 PM Reply With Quote
I bought similar ones off eBay (10W units) for about a tenner each to use for cave photography..... They are really bright with wide spread... Unless you have seriously high ceilings and are willing to fit loads of them like downlighter I wouldn't bother... some nice sealed striplights would give a more even light....





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posted on 12/8/15 at 12:54 AM Reply With Quote
Tool station do an Led block to replace the short halogen linear bulbs which give off a decent level of light and would be cheaper. I'm trying one as a small flood light substitute





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posted on 12/8/15 at 07:02 AM Reply With Quote
I've used these to great effect Link tho' I must profess a vested interest!!





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posted on 12/8/15 at 07:58 AM Reply With Quote
I have one in my garage with a PIR so the light comes on as I enter, very good indeed but I supplement with normal lighting when doing anything. For spot lights I use a rechargeable version which is worth its weight in gold, really excellent for difficult underneath work etc





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GRRR

posted on 12/8/15 at 04:37 PM Reply With Quote
So they're ok but it's preferable to have some strip lights still, is the gist of it. Must admit some slight laziness, I can fit a few of these in my rucksack on my way home, but strip lights I'd need to make a special trip for. I have a rechargeable portable one, it's superb for that purpose.
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Staple balls

posted on 12/8/15 at 07:57 PM Reply With Quote
I've been thinking one of thes e might do the job nicely for garage lighting, possibly with a bit of frosted perspex to diffuse some light.

But saying that, I just use a knackered tube light and a 280w spot screwed to a joist for when I need to see.

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sdh2903

posted on 12/8/15 at 08:26 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by russbost
I've used these to great effect Link tho' I must profess a vested interest!!


Hi russ, how many of them do you reckon to light up a 6mx3m garage?

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BenB

posted on 12/8/15 at 09:20 PM Reply With Quote
I got a load of 30cm 5050 led strips including "milk" covers for 20. 12v but it just so happens I haven't got mains in my garage. Does the job superbly...
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lsdweb

posted on 12/8/15 at 10:12 PM Reply With Quote
I fitted a couple of similar ones (from Screwfix) to a rental property that we had just renovated and extended. I was back within 6 weeks to replace one as it failed.

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olberj

posted on 12/8/15 at 10:27 PM Reply With Quote
Don't look that Lidl to me.
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loggyboy

posted on 16/8/15 at 11:35 AM Reply With Quote
Did anyone try these in the end?






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coyoteboy

posted on 28/8/15 at 03:44 PM Reply With Quote
No, I considered it but decided I wanted no shadows so I went with 4x 5ft strips at 1/3 and 2/3 width. Pretty pleased I did too, but I'm 100 down.





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threadbare wallet

posted on 29/8/15 at 06:04 AM Reply With Quote
I have a strip light and 4 of these in my garage(one in each corner) so i never get a shadow from above or the side,they are on there own switches so can be turned off if to much and angled up or down.they are great and brilliant to be pointed at the bench.had the for about a year now got them from amazon i think.





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