A couple of days ago, I went to Menards and picked up a new type of "Florescent" Light Fixture. Instead of having the usual tubular bulb and starter, it had LEDs. I took it home and was astonished how bright the light was and then I decided to read the specks on the carton. Specks--LED Hanging Shop Light with 5,000 Lumens, 30,000 LED Life Hours, 47" Long with an On/Off Pull Chain Switch and Light Weight Design, 1.75 pounds. The saying on the carton read "LED" -- Never Change A Bulb. At my home, I hung up the fixture in the train room and I was sold. It lite up the basement very well. I will line up about 6 of the lamps and use 3 for low lighting or use all 6 for bright lighting. A few days later, I bought 7 more of these new fixtures. I paid $19.99 each plus tax and I got 11% rebate on the lamps plus 2% more by using my Menards Charge Card. Total cost of the lamp was about $17.40 plus tax.
If you know about these lamps, I apologize for repeating what you know....but I was amazed at how much light these lamps put out at a very low price. Menards includes a strip of 6 small LEDs in one of there plug & play accessory kits. I hope he makes more of these minature lighting strips. LEDs are the way to go! Sincerely yours railbear601