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Flat panel led garage lights

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  1. Merrill

    Merrill Active Member

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    Just finished converting my old florescent garage lights to flat panel led lights. Much more even lighting and no funky plastic lens to deal with, plus bright even light and saves energy. Had to recess the lights and build a frame around them routing a small edge that the lights sit in that gives you a nice flush mount look.
     

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    Interesting. Could you give us more information on the source and cost of the lights and well as some closeups of the lights themselves.
     
  3. tomas

    tomas Traded in 9 rep bars for M3, used to be somebody!

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    Wow, how does your car stick to the ceiling!
     
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    Image showed as upside down for me. Here is is flipped back:

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    Looks nice.
     
  5. Merrill

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    They are 12x48x1/2 I purchased mine from a local Bay Area source called LED Wholesalers, but you can find them at the Home Depot and they are made by Pixi and cost $189 each, but from LED on Amazon they are $125. At tad expensive but should last forever and use less electricity.

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    Not sure why the picture flips.
     
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    Not sure why the picture flips.

    Picture flips because you're uploading from an Apple iPhone. Right?
     
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    I am guessing that these are using a technology similar to the backlight in recent LED flat panel TVs.
    They have a bunch of LEDs all around the edge pointing into a flat "light guide" panel that lights up and glows in a uniform way.
     
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    Using an ipad

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    I thinks your correct they call them edge lite panels
     
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    That's the problem. Anything Apple is buggy.
     
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    Love it. What's the lighting output compared to flourescent tubes?
     
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    Everything else is buggy, too. In this case, I don't think the bug is on Apple's side.
     
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    It's not a Apple bug. He held the iPad upside down. That is easy to do. I do it all the time cuz I'm a lefty. But the iPad knows that it was upside down so it tags the photo with the appropriate orientation. Browsers and picture viewers that bother to check the tag know it and do show it the right way. So really if anything it is more of a PC browser bug for not checking orientation tag.
     
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    50 watts, 5000k and 3400 lumens, more white light than the 2 40w flourescent tube I had before. 34000 hours life.
     
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    If it's not an Apple bug, why doesn't it happen on any Android?
     
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    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    It's not a bug it's the encoding. Not every software package recognizes every type of encoding, and picks up on the rotation. This can be proven because it always shows correctly on Apple applications.
     
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    I have been holding the iPad horizontal when taking pictures, I wonder if I hold it verticle and take the picture it will transfer in the correct position?
     
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    I've seen some tube replacements too that are pretty inexpensive. They aren't flush mount, but they last forever and provide a lot of light.
     
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    Yes I looked at everything on the market and until you see the light dispersion on these flat panel LED lights you will then understand why not only is the light bright and even, but never have to replace them and use less electricity.
     
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    well done
    kudos
     

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