Review of Commercial LED Shop Lighting

Review of Commercial LED Shop Lighting

Sunco offers a wide variety of commercial LED shop lights for both residential and commercial applications to replace your traditional fluorescent shop lights. In this blog, we will review the quality shop lights available from Sunco and why you might want each type, such as: utility or flat shop lights, industrial shop lights, wraparound shop lights that flush mount to your ceiling or wall, along with T5 integrated – a lower cost shop light solution – and motion activated lighting fixtures. We will also review some cost savings and energy efficient details.

Already have fixtures, but need replacement bulbs? You can buy LED tubes in 4ft length to replace your aging fluorescent shop light bulbs for a more eco-friendly and brighter solution to your workspace lighting needs. There are many reasons to make the switch, even if you want to retain current fixtures while you upgrade to LED bulbs.

 

Advantages of LED Shop Lights

It makes sense to switch to LED shop lights for many reasons:

  • Cost effective with durable components and less maintenance requirements due to longer lifetimes.
  • Lower electrical consumption than the fluorescent tubes or incandescent bulbs.
  • Simple to install without complex wiring.
  • A brighter bulb due to higher lumen count, so LED shop lights may also reduce the number of lighting fixtures used in your workshop, garage, warehouse, or basement.

 

LED Shop Light Fixtures

Shop lights are typically used overhead in a workshop, warehouse, auto body shop, or home garage. LED tubes, and the LEDs in our shop lights, direct light downwards for a more focused light beam than a traditional fluorescent bulb, which emits light at 360 degrees. That means a a more efficient light spread, particularly when you hang shop lights in rooms with higher ceilings. You can see the potential energy savings in the wattage vs. wattage equivalency details shown in the specs for each shop light below.

One of the troubles with older shop lights that used fluorescent tubes was that you could easily break them when working near a low hanging light fixture. Broken fluorescent tubes can cause harmful vapors for your employees or your family. LED tubes do not contain mercury and are a more eco-friendly lighting option by comparison.

Sunco LED Shop Lights are available in direct mount options or with chain mounted styles, with the exception of the T5 integrated LED shop light that is only flush mounted. A choice of how you hang your light fixture allows you to change up your lighting for when you need surface mount or suspension mounting light fixtures.

Let’s review all the Shop Light styles you can select from on this site.

 

Sunco LED Shop Light Types

Choose from any of these 4 foot shop lights:

Utility Shop Lights

LED Shop Light, Utility, Frosted

The commercial grade LED Shop Light, Utility, Frosted includes a 5ft (60”) cord and a 10” pull chain switch. You can either direct mount this shop light to your ceiling or suspend from a chain. Both types of hanging hardware are included. You can link up to 4 of these LED shop lights together in a daisy chain to make use of a single power source. With a very bright 4100 Lumens, this frosted LED shop light delivers bright, directional lighting for your garage, auto shop, warehouse, workshop, or basement. The frosted nature creates a diffusion to slightly soften your light beam. Great for hanging over a work bench when you need brighter light for task lighting.

  • Brightness: 4100 Lumens
  • Color Temperature: 3000K to 6000K
  • Wattage: 40W
  • Wattage Equivalency: 260W

LED Shop Light, Utility, Clear

Suspend from a chain or flush mount this commercial grade LED Shop Light, Utility, Clear in your garage, warehouse, workshop, or basement. Both direct mount and chain hardware are included with this light fixture. You can link up to 4 of these LED shop lights when you daisy chain from a single power source. With an ultra bright 4500lm, and daylight quality color temperature, this sunny light will provide the good illumination you need in your workspace.

  • Brightness: 4500 Lumens
  • Color Temperature: 5000K
  • Wattage: 40W
  • Wattage Equivalency: 260W

Flat Shop Light

LED Shop Light, Flat, Clear

Create instant, bright lighting in your workshop, storage area, or garage with this 40W LED Shop Light, Flat, Clear fixture. Connect up to 8 LED Flat Shop Lights together to conserve energy with only one power source and a lot less wattage consumed, when compared to traditional shop lights. Suspend this plug and play light fixture from a chain or flush mount it. The fixture includes a 5 foot power cord with three prong connection, a 10” pull chain, and a clear cover.

  • Brightness: 4500 Lumens
  • Color Temperature: 5000K
  • Wattage: 40W
  • Wattage Equivalency: 260W

Industrial Shop Light

LED Shop Light, Industrial, Frosted

The LED Shop Light, Industrial, Frosted fixture features a modern, industrial styling. Surface or suspension mounting hardware is included to allow you to suspend from a chain or flush mount the light fixture. Easily daisy chain up to 4 LED shop lights together from a single power source. A great replacement for your traditional T5 fluorescent fixture.

  • Brightness: 4000 Lumens
  • Color Temperature: 4000K to 6000K
  • Wattage: 40W
  • Wattage Equivalency: 260W

Wraparound Shop Light

LED Shop Light, Wraparound

With a 5000K Daylight color temperature, the integrated LED Shop Light, Wraparound delivers sunlight-light lighting and can daisy chain up to 4 lights on a single power source. The fixture is flush mounted and ideal for school hallways, storage spaces, garage workshops, and much more. With a 50,000 hour lifespan, this fixture will save maintenance hours since you do not have to swap out the bulb all the time, like you would with a fluorescent. Includes a diffuser to soften and spread the light beam.

  • Brightness: 3500 Lumens
  • Color Temperature: 5000K
  • Wattage: 40W
  • Wattage Equivalency: 300W

LED Shop Light, Wraparound, Prismatic Lens, 5”

Link up to 8 LED Shop Light, Wraparound, Prismatic Lens, 5” fixtures and use less shop lights – and less power – to cover the same area, when compared to a standard T5 fixture. The included prismatic cover distributes light over a large surface area. Use the mounting hardware to flush mount the unit. The fixture includes 2 linking cables. Use the 1.5” cable for a flush connection or an 8” cable when you need more space between your daisy chained lights.

  • Brightness: 4000 Lumens
  • Color Temperature: 5000K
  • Wattage: 40W
  • Wattage Equivalency: 260W

LED Shop Light, Wraparound, Prismatic Lens, 7”

You can seamlessly link up to 6 LED Shop Light, Wraparound, Prismatic Lens, 7” together with the included connectors, while using only one power source. Just like the other LED Prismatic Wraparound fixtures, this one comes with both a 1.5” connector and an 8” cable to allow for either a flush connection between your lights or a separation of your lights. The prismatic lens helps spread the light beam.

  • Brightness: 6500 Lumens
  • Color Temperature: 5000K
  • Wattage: 50W
  • Wattage Equivalency: 300W

LED Shop Light, Wraparound, Prismatic Lens, 8.5”

The prism-shaped pattern on the prismatic lens surface for the LED Shop Light, Wraparound, Prismatic Lens, 8.5” distributes the light beam over a wider area. It features instant, very bright light. Mounting hardware is included. You can link up to 5 LED shop lights together with this style of fixture. All the wraparound fixtures direct mount for a thin profile ceiling light.

  • Brightness: 8500 Lumens
  • Color Temperature: 5000K
  • Wattage: 60W
  • Wattage Equivalency: 300W

LED Shop Light, Wraparound, Prismatic Lens, 11”

This is the brightest of our wraparound shop light line. You can link up to 4 LED Shop Light, Wraparound, Prismatic Lens fix, 11” fixtures together on the same power source. Mounting hardware is included so you can quickly mount and setup your Wraparound Prismatic Lens LED. Due to the prisma texture on the cover of this light, and the fact that the durable cover wraps around the fixture, your light is directed across a wide area.

  • Brightness: 8500 Lumens
  • Color Temperature: 5000K
  • Wattage: 72W
  • Wattage Equivalency: 300W

Integrated LED Light Fixtures

The small profile LED T5 Integrated Fixture is easy to install when you directly mount the snap joist mounting brackets to your ceiling or wall, then insert the fixture. The streamlined look of this LED fixture allows for decorative uses. You can power up to 12 fixtures in a daisy chain, while using only one power source. Linking cables are included for close fixture mounting or at a distance. This integrated fixtures if ideal for garage, workbench, basement, office, or under the cabinet lighting.

  • Brightness: 1700 Lumens
  • Color Temperature: 5000K, 6000K
  • Wattage: 20W
  • Wattage Equivalency: 42W

LEDs are the better alternative when you want to be more eco-friendly than in the past. Let’s examine some cost savings you can achieve with the LED T5 Integrated fixture compared to a halogen lamp. At 11 cents per kWh, the 22W LED T5 Integrated Tube uses $110 of electricity over a 50,000 hour lifespan. That means you save $121 when compared to the cost of $231 to run a 42W halogen lamp.

Motion Activated Lights

Ideal for warehouses or a storage facility where light fixtures need to automatically turn on/off, the LED Shop Light, Frosted, Motion Activated light fixture is linkable and easy to install. It will turn ON when motion is detected and OFF when no motion is detected after a set period of time. You can choose to either direct mount it, or suspend it from a chain. Mounting hardware is included.

  • Brightness: 4100 Lumens
  • Color Temperature: 5000K
  • Wattage: 40W
  • Wattage Equivalency: 260W

 

LED Replacement Bulbs

Changing outdated and power hungry fluorescent bulbs is easy with the LED replacement bulbs offered by Sunco. If you still have traditional shop lights in play and want to replace them with low wattage alternatives to conserve energy, choose from T8 LED Tubes in 18W or 15W options on our site. Making the switch to LED will also save your maintenance team time, since LED tubes last longer than traditional fluorescent tubes. These offer up to 50,000 hours of bulb life. These LED tubes are also flicker free and provide instant light.

It is recommended that you are comfortable with some electrician skills to make the switch yourself, since you will be rewiring the fixture to bypass or remove the ballast. We provide some easy steps for you to follow. When in doubt, please consult with your electrician.

These Type B LED tubes are shatter resistant for improved safety in your workplace, school or at home. As you will see in the specs listed below, our T8 tubes also significantly cut your power consumption, compared to traditional wattage needs.

Sunco’s T8 Tubes pair with non-shunted tombstones. You only need one set of sockets for single-ended tubes.

T8 LED Tube, Clear, 15W

The Daylight color temperature of the T8 LED Tube, Clear, 15W light delivers a sunlight-like quality that is ideal for corridors and common areas.

  • Brightness: 1800 Lumens
  • Color Temperature: 5000K
  • Wattage: 15W
  • Wattage Equivalency: 32W

T8 LED Tube, Clear, 18W

The T8 LED Tube, Clear, 18W provides a brighter light in several color temperatures with only slightly more watts consumed. Place it where you need to regulate your color temperatures to help increase productivity.

  • Brightness: 2200 Lumens
  • Color Temperature: 4000K to 6000K
  • Wattage: 18W
  • Wattage Equivalency: 40W

T8 LED Tube, Frosted, 18W

Available in Daylight color temperature, the T8 LED Tube, Frosted, 18W light, along with the other LED tubes from Sunco, will increase the longevity of your light fixture with its long lifespan. This tube offers lifetime hours up to 50,000 hours.

  • Brightness: 2200 Lumens
  • Color Temperature: 4000K to 6000K
  • Wattage: 18W
  • Wattage Equivalency: 40W

 

Coming Soon from Sunco

We continually add new LED lights to the Sunco inventory. You will soon be able to purchase the Trilight LED Garage Light, which is a bulb replacement option. This light fixture screws into any E26 base and provides you with adjustable lighting. It is ideal for garage, basement or workspaces where you need overhead lighting, but don’t want to use the traditional shape of a shop light.

This commercial grade deformable LED garage light in 5000K Daylight color temperature delivers a wide light spread, while the white fixture design will blend into your modern garage ceiling. Simply flip the three shiftable panels to change the light direction.

With a whopping 8000 Lumen count, this compact ceiling light will deliver a lot of bright light, while using only 80W (a 150W equivalent). It includes a lifetime of up to 50,000 hours and is damp rated so you can use it in basements or garages.

We will continue to update you on our new products as they appear, so check back with the weekly blog for product releases, the latest tips, and helpful information. You can also sign up in our footer for the newsletter to receive fast notice about new product arrivals.

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