In today’s day and age, it is very important to consider lighting ergonomics when deciding which type of light fixture or lighting to use. With the use of lighting ergonomics, you can identify and better understand the needs of your house, commercial space, or work are.
Lighting ergonomics addresses the main purpose of why you will install lighting. The light source must emit just enough brightness because less brightness will only lead to discomfort when working in the area. The same goes for too much brightness as well.
If you plan to install the best shop lights for your work space, you need to consider the height of the ceiling you want to install the fluorescent light fixtures on. You must also consider the angle of placement. This is because you want to go for the angle that will provide the most spread of light.
There are many fluorescent fixtures out there that went through careful light ergonomic check to be able to meet the basic or standard requirements for a light fixture getting sold in markets.
An example of this is the Sunlite LFX/SHOP/48W/E/W LED Work Shop Light Fixture.
Features and Specifications
The Sunlite LFX/SHOP/48W/E/W LED Work Shop Light Fixture is a light fixture that has light emitting diodes (LED) instead of the standard components of other fluorescent bulbs. The fixture weighs around 3.8 pounds with the dimensions 48 x 4.5 x 1.9 inches. The finish is in white color that allows better reflection of light. The said fluorescent light fixture is fixed to hold a T8 fluorescent bulb with 48 watts capacity.
The metal and plastic finish are painted cool white to allow better reflection. The fixture can generate 3200 lumens output with around 35,000 light hours. When used for only 3 hours each day, it can last for up to 32 years.
Because of its light weight it can be easily mounted on the ceiling through the use of the accompanying ‘S’ hooks, chains and screws. The chains are easy to install and easy to adjust for mounting on the ceiling. However, due to lack of access panels, it cannot be mounted directly to the ceiling.
The power source can be harnessed through a power cord and the fixture can support a minimum of 120 volts and a maximum of 277 volts.
The light fixture is certified by Energy Star, making it a good supporter of energy saving. Compared to other regular light fixtures, the Sunlite LFX/SHOP/48W/E/W LED Work Shop Light Fixture consumes less electricity which leads to lesser electric bills. The fixture also comes with a pull chain that makes it easier to turn off or turn on the light, especially when you find it such a hassle to walk towards the light switch.
Aside from the Energy Star certification, the Sunlite LFX/SHOP/48W/E/W LED Work Shop Light Fixture has also received a UL Listing. Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is a worldwide safety certification and consulting company with headquarters based in Illinois, USA. It was founded on 1894 and since then has provided certifications, validations, and testing of many electronic products.
When a product becomes UL Listed, it means that the product has been sampled by the organization and that it has passed the UL Standards and requirements prescribed by the company. This signifies that the product is safe to use by the general public.
Buying a Sunlite LFX/SHOP/48W/E/W LED Work Shop Light Fixture has its own sets of advantages. These are as follows: gives bright light and long reach due its 4 foot length which provides less chances for dark spots or shadows to form; 35,000 hours of life hours or roughly 4 years on daily use for long periods of time but may last 32 years on a 3 hours/day usage which is long compared to some light fixtures of the same price range; easy to install due to its simple yet durable design, Energy Star certified which means it consumes less electricity than other light fixtures; UL Listed which means that it is safe to use; and comes with a pull chain that makes for a convenient turning on/off of the light without having to turn off the switch.
When you buy the Sunlite LFX/SHOP/48W/E/W LED Work Shop Light Fixture, there certain aspects to it that you might find inconvenient such as the following: a short hanging chain which is ideal for direct ceiling mounting but when you have a high ceiling, you might need to purchase longer chains to reach your preferred height; it is not applicable for a flush mount so you will have to settle for hanging it instead; only applicable for limited methods of installation and direct installation on the ceiling is not of those that are applicable; and it is quite expensive due to the LED uses as compared to the cheaper fluorescent bulbs out there.
If you want to have bright lighting with a good amount of life span, this light will do you great. However, if you do not want those light fixtures that are limited to hanging or similar manner of installation, the Sunlite LFX/SHOP/48W/E/W LED Work Shop Light Fixture may not be for you, especially if you find hanging lights annoying and prefer them mounted to the ceiling directly. Also the product is Energy Star certified and UL Listed meaning it is a good energy saver and safe to use as it has passed the required standards and requirements before getting sold to people.
If you want an LED light with good quality, you might want to consider this product. However, if you are buying on a budget and do not really want to spend more than $50 dollars on a single light fixture, then you will this product a bit expensive.
If you want to buy the product you have to carefully consider and weigh all the merits and demerits that you can achieve. This way, you will be sure as to whether to buy it or not. This is also applicable to all the products that you will buy.