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Old 06-21-2012, 12:20 PM   #16
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Good god...its a garage shop light...not the entry fixture at a 5 star hotel.

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Good god...its a garage shop light...not the entry fixture at a 5 star hotel.
It requires more attention that the 5-star hotel. Done correctly, It won't have to be touched for 20 years, not even the lamps. The luminaires in 5-star hotels probably get changed 2-4 times that often in the required remodels.
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It's no wonder that so many OP's never return to the forum. Their intelligence is insulted, they are overwhelmed, or when they ask the time somebody tries to tell them how to make a clock. This isn't rocket science and for the record, I have had Home Depot lights in my garage for 5 years...no problem. T-8's with 4 bulbs in an 8' fixture. Keep it simple!
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I was in my garage yesterday and noticed the fluorescent lamps cast a terrible hue on the oil stain on the floor. What is a person to do? Oh the humanity of it!
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It requires more attention that the 5-star hotel. Done correctly, It won't have to be touched for 20 years, not even the lamps.
I think you should go install it for the OP and warranty it also.
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It requires more attention that the 5-star hotel. Done correctly, It won't have to be touched for 20 years, not even the lamps. The luminaires in 5-star hotels probably get changed 2-4 times that often in the required remodels.
Let me guess...you are one of two things....

1) Engineer
2) Lighting salesman
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I was in my garage yesterday and noticed the fluorescent lamps cast a terrible hue on the oil stain on the floor. What is a person to do? Oh the humanity of it!
Just clean up the oil or use better lamps. It is simple, really.
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Let me guess...you are one of two things....

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Neither, keep guessing. I do own a house that an electrician owned and lived in for 40+ years. That keeps me busy between his salvaged, non-residential equipment and electrical stuff that was done in haste.
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I think you should go install it for the OP and warranty it also.
I'd do it as a favor if he lived close by.
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It requires more attention that the 5-star hotel. Done correctly, It won't have to be touched for 20 years, not even the lamps.
Now that's a bunch of bull
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Now that's a bunch of bull
I made some reasonable assumptions and did some kindergarden arithmetic. What are you basing your conclusion on?
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I must be lucky. My CFL bulbs in the garage are constantly being switched on and off and are base up and have lasted for years.
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Flourescent lamps will not last 20 years under any circumstances, unless never turned on. Better theck your arithmetic.
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I sure hope the OP comes back tonight at some of his usual vampire-like times. This thread has been taken way OT.

hugocraft, please come back. There are good answers here for you.
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Maybe we scared him......

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