I own an Automotive 12 Volt and Accessories Shop in Lloydminster, and there is no question as to the importance of Shop Lighting in a shop where a majority of your work in done in, and under the vehicle. Our shop is about 35’ X 50’ with a 16’ ceiling, and when we opened 12 Years ago, we installed 12 - High Bay Metal Halide fixtures each rated at 400 Watts (30000 + Lumens). These lights were very bright initially, but after a short time the output deteriorated drastically, as Metal Halide’s are known for. Re-lamping every 3 years became a pricy addition to the cost of operating the lights on a day to day basis. We are now starting the 3rd week of operating after the replacement of the metal Halides with the ‘Ultimate Shop Lights’ and it is like daylight in our shop, and we couldn’t be happier. Flawless operation with no decrease in output, and when we have to turn the lights off to show a customer the effect of a new lighting product on their vehicle, it doesn’t take 10 minutes for the lights to power back up. It is a rare occurrence, but I’m actually looking forward to a power bill!
March 30, 2017