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Old 05-14-2012
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Re: Flourescent light fixture

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Originally Posted by svHyLyte View Post
Considering the look of that fixture, you might want to take a look at Alpenglow Lights as a possible replacement. Alternately, if you are particularly attached to that fixture for some reason, you can send the fixture to Alpenglow and they can/will rewire it with their lights for a very reasonable cost. We installed two of their lights and have been very happy with the results and the performance of the lights.

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I second that. I also replaced several of my incandescent fixtures with the Alpenglow fluorescent fixtures for a very reasonable cost. Then have both low and high settings, and you can get on with a red bulb for night sailing as well. Very good for the price.

I agree that LED use less juice and have come a long way in the last 2 years (I have 4 LED fixtures as well), but they are not very good for "room" coverage like that shown in the photo, and are still pretty steep in price for what you get.
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