There are now many different lighting fixtures sold in stores and markets today, even in online stores and shops. You might encounter a lot of different brands that you think might offer the best features and qualities for you only to end up disappointed, or you might be lucky and you end up with the lighting fixture that is the best for your needs.
Whichever tip of the boat you might end, just make sure to remember that you cannot take for granted the proper ergonomics of choosing the best shop lights for your residential area or your commercial work space. This is because lighting plays a big role in setting up and prepping up your work space.
It is important to consider factors like how high your ceiling, how big the area is, how many fluorescent light fixtures do you need, and many more. When you know the specifics of what you need, looking for the right fluorescent fixtures will become easy.
To give you a head start, here are 5 of the best shop lights sold today, the features offered by each, and the pros and cons:
The Lithonia 1233 Shop light is 4 feet in length and is fashioned with a glossy white steel that can accommodate 2 T12 fluorescent bulbs that consumes 40 watts each. The glossy white steels promotes further reflection of the emitted light, making the light brighter. It is usually hanged with the use of the accompanying 2 chains and 2 ‘S’ hooks. It comes with an electronic ballast that has a 120 voltage capacity. There is also a 5 ft. cord that allows convenient plugging.
The Lithonia Lighting 1233 Shop light fluorescent work light is also energy efficient and has an Energy Star certification which proves its energy saving capability.
When it comes to price, the Lithonia 1233 Shop light is a bit cheap at about $16.99 now. However, the original price is $21.70.
The Lithonia Lighting 1284GRD RE 4-Light Heavy Duty Shop light is around 4 feet or more in length with a specific dimension of 48.2 x 12 x 4 inches. The heavy duty title comes from the fact that it can support 4 linear fluorescent bulbs in a single fixture. The item is at 32 watts and has a voltage of 120. Like the Lithonia Lighting 1233 Shop Light, the 1284GRD heavy duty shop light has also passed the standards and requirements of Energy Star and has earned a certification.
The fixture comes with a 12 inch reflector which improves greatly the spread of light and a grounded power outlet along with a 5 ft. cord. The grounded outlet is at 5A and helps improve the ease of installation since it allows a series connection between the light fixtures in case you will buy more than one. Each fixture costs around $49.97 which was originally $80.60.
The Light of America LED Utility Shop light is more or less 4 feet in length with an aluminum housing that makes the product durable. The item also comes with 120 white light emitting diodes (LED) which helps it give off enough bright light.
The shop light has linear fluorescent lamps that run at 40 watts and can deliver an output of about 4200 lumens. Compared to some shop lights of the same pricing, the Light of America LED Utility Shop light offers higher lumens at an affordable price.
The product also has a reflective interior which helps distributing the light better. However, despite the high lumens, it is said that the item can last 45 years when used for 3 hours only each day.
Each fixture can be purchased at around $50.04 not from the original $95.
The Sunlite LFX/SHOP/48W/E/W LED Work Shop Light Fixture weighs around 3.8 pounds and is 48 x 4.5 x 1.9 inches in dimension. The fluorescent light fixture if designed to hold a T8 fluorescent lamp that consumes about 48 watts. The shop light fixture generates a lumen of 3200. When used on a 3 hours/day basis, the light fixture can last up to 35,000 life hours and can go for as long as 32 years.
Mounting the Sunlite LFX/SHOP/48W/E/W LED Work Shop Light Fixture is exclusively through suspension or hanging since the item is not affixed with access panels for mounting directly.
The Sunlite LFX/SHOP/48W/E/W LED Work Shop Light Fixture is Energy Star certified, and among the previous shop lights, it is the only one known to have passed UL enough to be granted a UL listing which signifies that the product is safe for public use.
The item also comes with a pull chain that allows independent turning on/off of the light without having to turn on/off the main switch for the fixture. All these features for only $63.36 with the original price at $68.00.
The feature that made the Hyperikon® Utility LED Shop Light popular is the integrated double-fixture. The double-fixture runs at 38 Watts which is about 62% lower in consumption compared to using 2 100 Watts fluorescent lamps making the fixture a great energy saver.
The light fixture also comes with 3800 lumens at 4000K daylight glow. Due to its low energy consumption, the fixture can last up to 50,000 light hours at 120 volts. However, if you want something brighter, the crystal white glow which is at 5000K will surely do.
Like the other four, the Hyperikon® Utility LED Shop Light with Integrated LED Double-Fixture is also installed through hanging or suspending the fixture with the use of the 2 x 6” chains and hooks.
The light fixture is sold at $43.68 now, with its original price at $49.95.
Each of the 5 shop lights have their own features that will surely love. If you are buying light fixtures on a budget, then the Lithonia Lighting 1233 SHOP LIGHT Fluorescent Work light will work best for you.
If you want to have extra reflectors on your fixture then the Lithonia Lighting 1284 GRD, the Light of America, and Sunlite LFX will perform good. If you want the one with the longest life hours, the 50,000 life hours of the Hyperikon® Utility LED Shop Light with Integrated LED Double-Fixture will surely do.
If you are looking for the best security and energy saving capacity, the Sunlite LFX/SHOP/48W/E/W LED Work Shop Light Fixture will do you good. However, if you choose this, you will have to pay much because this is the most expensive among the 5.
Whichever you choose to buy, always make sure that you get what you really need.