@adamselby Any idea if I can plug these into a wall socket that’s on a switch and use said wall switch to turn them off and on? I’m looking to replace the fluorescent lights currently under our kitchen cabinets.
@RedOak…(Although, the packing left something to be desired. Conditioned to when everything was shipped in boxes. This was a softpack and the end was not properly sealed so it was lucky nothing slipped out!?!.. wait, did I order 2 or 3 twofers?)
I was really worried today would feature a Heavy Bar. Thank goodness it’s a Light Bar! Although I imagine some people would be pretty disappointed if they went to a bar that only had light beers on tap.
3 LEDs and a total of 9W consumption (so I’m guessing that means really 6W) - are these seriously bright enough to serve as under-cabinet lighting, or are they merely the mood lights they appear to be? Could really use these - if they’re bright enough.
@Pufferfishy Watts consumed doesn’t really mean much anymore. Lumens is the ‘how much light?’ game. But 334 isn’t a lot more than mood lighting across 16 inches depending on how concentrated it is - probably OK for close quarters like under an upper cupboard tho.
Hey, here’s a great idea when working in ecommerce and it’s too late for any more Christmas-focused sales as ecommerce Christmas has ended. Instead of figuring out what to sell next, how about filling some orders for the stuff you’ve already sold? You know, just saying.
Here’s the thread from the previous sale. @MrGlass it looks like you bought these; how do you like them? Are they bright enough? I’m not really a fan of tying up an outlet for lights, but I’m still considering this.
@jqubed I bought these for a project that ended up not needing them, so I actually only got to unboxing mine this weekend. Super bright! Like so bright the LEDs hurt my eyes. Wish it had a diffuser instead of 3 pinpoint LEDs. They also are kinda thick & oddly shaped. I can see how they might work in a kitchen as pictured, but theyre too big for use in cabinets etc like most strip lighting ive seen.
So TLDR: definitely bright enough, but not sure where they are practical based on size/shape
@dlcarson It does look like it has an option for USB plug in, so you could attach it to a power bank, and if you had 2 bower banks dedicated to this project, one could charge while the other is in use, and just swap them out as necessary?
Well - really hoping that I can hard-wire these with the switches in the “on” position and they’ll all come on when the power is applied (a little dubious on the idea that a $0.05 rocker switch is somehow a dimmer as well) - in for 5.
Really bright (for under cabinet / over counter-top)
Dimmer is a separate button from the power switch, and it “resets” to full bright when power is removed
You can power it from either end (I’m using the “daisychain” port to run directly to the AC since it’s so much smaller than the ridiculously large plastic bung that is on the “default” power cord, which inexplicably they decided to put right next to the power button)
The daisychain cable is laughably short - it’s clearly intended for making a compact group and not really a “chain” under your cabinets.
9:39 - after beating the light into submission to get it to come on:
9:58 - after hastily hard-wiring using wire nuts:
(pro-tip - use the long piece of cardboard from the front of the packaging to make a simple screw location template)
And here it is on full dim - it really doesn’t look so different in the pic because it’s a shitty cell phone image and the ambient light is being metered as well as the LED itself
Overall I’m pleased - as has been mentioned they really need diffuses to make them a little more pleasing. But they make an adequate amount of light. Not nearly as bright as a 23" 20W fluorescent - but also not nearly as large, temperamental, and maintenance-prone. At least I hope the latter is true. And they cost what 2 replacement bulbs cost.
Ironically - one of the reasons I wanted to replace this light was that it was working intermittently. We assumed because of the age of the house that it was the ballast going dead. When I pulled it out I discovered that there was merely a loose wire in some push-fit connector the had used to tie it into the circuit.
The only real con:
It does not come with screws that will allow you to mount it to flat surfaces without using the dorky corner bracket it comes with (they include machine screws and not wood screws). No huge deal for me as the screws that were holding the old light in had large enough heads to work.