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Old 02-05-2014, 05:21 AM   #1
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Fluorescent light over sink?

I have the 2-tube 12"light over the kitchen sink, seems to have bit the dust. I would like to replace it with an LED, anyone have any ideas or mfg.# would be great. Thanks, Marvin
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Old 02-05-2014, 05:29 AM   #2
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Changing the old fluorescent bulbs to LED!

I think this thread should be useful. Hopefully it will answer your questions. Someone else might have more to contribute.
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Old 02-05-2014, 09:39 AM   #3
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I did this project for over the sink. It takes more than two strands (I have three) to give acceptable light. You really don't have to be that handy to get it done.
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Old 02-05-2014, 10:13 AM   #4
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LED replacement of Fluorescent bulbs

Just changed out all by bulbs to LED. I used Cabin Bright products and I found the two strand with 8 LEDS gave me the light I wanted over the sink since I use it as a night light for the dog and I want good light at the sink when I cook. But in the overhead ceiling units I used the double strand 4 LEDS. Easy change out. I went the extra mile and removed the ballasts and the "faux" metal reflectors to hide the wire strands for the LEDS. The cost was $32 per unit.
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Old 02-05-2014, 10:28 AM   #5
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I used the 2 strip kit from welcome to jirahled.com!. They are brighter than the original flourescent, and easy to install. I've done several of my fixtures, and have a few left to do.
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Old 02-05-2014, 10:34 AM   #6
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Yes, as a matter of fact I do, BARJAN (Well that used to be the company name) Lamps can be found at many truck stops, all "Chrome Shops" .. Look for LED back up lights

Any of the surface mounts on the following link if it is still valiid (Is as for today 2/5/2014) Reverse Lamps | Truck Lights & Lamps | Truck/Trailer | Super Bright LEDs

Friend of mine got one designed for trucks, with the "Armored" housing at a local Super Store in MI (Meijer's) and till he pointed it out I did not know he'd switched to LED. IT was that good a match. You can fit two of them in the standard Thin-Light housing after you gut it of the lamps and Ballest, Use the very same switch, cut way down on current draw (These things SIP power) and get more light.
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Old 02-05-2014, 10:52 AM   #7
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If you are handy with a soldering iron or just want to try their quick connects which work ok. You might want to check out these guys. Brightest LED strip lights, Flexible LED Strip Kits, LED distributors
I bought a reel of waterproof LEDs from them and have been replacing my florescent lights as the ballast crap out. When I'm done with this reel I will buy another one but it will not be water proof. No need to get it and it's a pain in the butt to remove the water proofing so you can make the connections. I have used their quick connects with mixed results and have also soldered connections with mixed results. I don't think it's a problem with the product just operator error on my part. A roll may seem a bit spendy but if you look at the cost for replacing the bulbs you'll come out a head down the road.
I take out the the ballast and bulb hook up points install the lights and hook them to the 12v leads that come into the lights.
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Old 02-05-2014, 04:35 PM   #8
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This sounds like a Good Idea, I will give it a try.. Thanks
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