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Reuse LED Strips in Fluorescent Fixture
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My garage is unheated and fluorescent light do not work well in the cold canadian wheather. How do led behave? - fbujold
From what I understand, they behave considerably better. Pretty much instant light - no slow warm up. - JoelBennett1
That is a good idea. Will have to consider that for future projects.Thanks!
It probably isn't an issue with your setup, but you might consider wiring those LED strips differently.Especially since your strips wrap around and go back to the start, you could have positive lead come from one end, and the negative lead come from the other end.The LED are in small parallel groups along the strips, but the power rails will get farther and farther away from the source the farther down the strip you go.Just a thought.
Good call on the temps. I think thats what killed mine in the past. Living in KS, we have +100 F in the summer and 0F in the winter, and my garage is not the most insulated part of my house ;-)Good luck with your LEDs!
Another nice thing about LEDs is you don't have to worry about slow/no start in cold weather. Being a native of Minnesnowta, I've had too many cases where the florescents in my garage either don't light at all orgive me—maybe— 20% of the light I expect.And I even have some LED strips looking for a job... - Bobsch009
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