Basement LED protection

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Old 04-28-14, 01:35 PM
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Basement LED protection

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Old and dim-eyed, I have eight 75 W bulbs in a big utility room in the basement.

Now, that is 600 watts, so I want to replace the bulbs with LEDs. But they are expensive, and with tools, wood, broomsticks, and god knows what, they are sooner or later going to be broken. Not an option!

So, I am looking for a cheap fixture with some kind of glass or plastic cover to protect the LEDs. Not an easy thing to find, I am sure, so I am asking you, fellow DIY:ers, for help.

Thanks in advance,

Hans L
 
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Old 04-28-14, 02:55 PM
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Assuming these are standard keyed or keyless fixtures add a wire guard. No need to replace the fixtures

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Personally I'd go for a compact fluorescent. They are available in much higher powers, are much less expensive than LED's and only slightly less energy efficient. They take a minute to get up to full temperature and brightness but once they get going...
 
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Ray, great suggestion. Dane, I need something that comes on right away, since I often just walk through to my workshop. I know, the lower light would of course be okay for walking through, but I am 'allergic' to the low beginning light of the fluorescent lights. I have them in the kitchen, and I will replace them there with LEDs too. The LEDs are also not containing quicksilver (mercury) as far as I know. In any event, thanks for your view.

Now, do the regular or big hardware stores have the wire guards? I will check, but in case they don't, where do I look for them?

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Found it, bought them. Thanks again,

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Old 04-29-14, 08:19 AM
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