The Lithonia Lighting Diamond Plate 2-Light Chrome Ceiling Fluorescent Shop Light Fixture is ideal for use in workshops, utility rooms and garages. This ceiling light also has a "lift-and-shift" white acrylic diffuser for tool-free lamp replacement. Designed and manufactured to compliment a workshopâs popular diamond plate storage cabinets.
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62%of customersrecommend this product51 of 82reviews
Rating Breakdown91 reviews
Ease of installation
62%of customersrecommend this product51 of 82reviews
Purchased this light from Home Depot for almost double what you would pay for a basic ballast. But it compliments the look of my work bench perfectly so it was definitely worth the extra money paid. The metal is pretty thin but it doesn't bother me. A heavier gauge would be good but it is what it is. The light works perfectly. No delay on start up. Very smooth on/off clicking action. Good looking. I mounted it by opening it up and screwing it into the underside of my workbench shelf so it's mounted solid up there. No dangling from those chains that come with the set. It also throws the perfect amount of light with the soft white T8 bulbs. Love the light and the purchase. Well worth it for me.
Pros: Easy to Assemble, Functional, Fast / Speed, Eco-Friendly, Looks Great, Stylish, Very Bright, Good Size & Weight, Nice Design
I bought three of these over 2 years ago: 1 to mount in my work bench (see photo) and 2 for garage lighting. I have had no problems with these lights or with bulbs burning out. They have worked perfectly.
They were easy to install and did not require me to fix them as I installed them as some have reported. Maybe I'm just blessed. But I also read the instructions before beginning the installation and didn't manhandle the lights as I worked with them. I have hit the hanging lights with 2 x 4s a couple of times and with the cab of my truck once (it was hanging too low) and they still work fine.
I shopped online and went to local stores to find an overhead florescent tube work shop light. I really wanted to actually see the light before I bought it. I wanted it to be 4 foot, and to have a cord with a 3 pronged plug--initially wanted 8 foot, but I could only find 5 foot cords locally.
I have two workbenches; one against the basement wall with a pegboard above it; the other is a walk-around bench with a mechanic's vice on one corner, and a woodworker's vice on the opposite diagonal corner.
I initially bought one of these lights to see if one was enough, but decided to buy another, and install one light over each bench for the best lighting. I was amazed at the amount of light I now have available!
The 5 foot cords worked out fine. Previously I only had an overhead single light-bulb above the woodworkers bench that I had a high wattage florescent light installed. This fixture also has a female 3-pronged outlet, and I have a power-bar mounted overhead on the above floor joist plugged into that.
I added a 3-to-1 plug adapter so that I could plug one of the new lights into it, along with the power-bar. The other light is plugged into the power-bar that I also use for my magnifying light, dremel tool, and other power tools.
The "diamond plate" cover appears to be aluminum--it's not plastic, as I can grip it at one of the corners and bend it if I wanted to. The shiny aluminum cover really helps to reflect the light that really contributes to the improved lighting.
I also like the robust feel of the pull-chain switch that turns the light on and off. It feels very well made, and hopefully will last a long time !
I'm very happy with these lights, and they make working on and seeing my projects so much better !
I uploaded a photo of my new lights above my workbenches.
Pros: Easy to Assemble, Well Made, Unique, High Quality of Material, Fast / Speed, Eco-Friendly, Looks Great, Stylish, Very Bright, Good Size & Weight, Nice Design
I purchased 3 of these (late Dec 2013) for a workshop I built in my basement. I also have 3 of the matching 1240DP wall lights (Home Depot Internet # 100542208).
These ceiling lights use T8 bulbs. The matching 1240DP wall lights uses T12 bulbs.
The difference between the ceiling fixtures with the T8 bulbs and the wall fixtures with the T12 bulbs is striking. I used Philips 4’ T12 40-Watt (Store SKU # 152173) bulbs in the wall fixtures and Philips 4’ T8 32-Watt (Store SKU # 971061) bulbs in the ceiling fixtures.
The T8 ceiling lights turn on instantly with no flicker. The T12 wall lights take a second to come on and they will flicker for a few more seconds until the fully light. The T8 and T12 bulbs both have the same color temperature (3500K), but the T8 bulbs (2660 lumens) are noticeably brighter than the T12 (2550 lumens).
If you are looking for fluorescent lights, look for ones with the T8 bulbs. They seem to work better than the T12 bulbs and you’ll only end up replacing the ballasts in a T12 fixture in a few years when you need to replace the bulbs. The T12 bulbs will no longer be manufactured after 7/14/14.
I purchased five of these lights six years ago and have never had any trouble at all. Haven't even had to replace the tubes. I've used them in cold weather with no flickering. I am going to buy more of these as I am renovating my shop and I'm going to put one in my unheated garage.
While these lights look great, they are made of extremely thin metal. The fixtures are pretty flexible; easily bendable by hand. Not only that, but the edges are quite sharp. I suspect that they stamp them out without cleaning up the edges. As the old adage goes, "You get what you pay for."
I've had one for nearly two years, resting on the glass top of a 125 gallon aquarium. Often the light is on for 14 hours a day, and it has always worked perfectly - I am surprised by the negative comments and the failed lights, perhaps a bad batch at the manufacturer? As an artist, I find this light is perfect for the studio. The reflectors are molded to partially cup the lights, and this bounces much more light downward compared to lights with flat, non contoured reflectors. The polished aluminum look (actually appears to be some kind of coating) also bounces more light than a white reflector. I love mine.
Pros: Easy to Assemble, Functional, Looks Great, Stylish, Very Bright, Good Size & Weight, Nice Design
I mounted 8 of these in a 3 car garage. I swapped the existing 1 bulb incandescent exposed fixtures with a fixture that had a grounded plug and then plugged these shop lights into the outlets. This lets me turn the shop lights on and off with the light switch!! At night 4 of these unit turn the garage into brighter than daylight. Fantastic for working in the garage/workshop.
I've been redoing the wiring/lighting in my garage. I only need 4 of these fixtures but have purchased a total of 8 so far because 4 of them where bad right from the box. I'd highly recommend testing the fixture before mounting it. As others have stated already, they are cheap and flimsy and literally twist under their own weight. I wouldn't recommend this product based on my above experience.
We installed 4 of these and used your LED bulbs, they were easy to install and the bulbs have lowered our bill. They produce much brighter lite and easy on the eyes. We have purchased these at Home depot in West Branch because the help and information they give is very helpful and are knowledgeable. We apprieciate the military discount also for my dissabled veteran husband.
Thank you vicky smith
Pros: Easy to Assemble, Well Made, High Quality of Material, Looks Great, Very Bright
I bought four of these for my garage in 2012. After three years, one has died completed and the other three seem to burn through a box of bulbs every year. In Michigan's cold weather, they often fail to light. Which ones choose to light sometimes changes each time you flick the switch. I wish I bought a different set.
Pros: Easy to Assemble, Looks Great
Cons: poor quality, weak ballast, burns through bulbs
They worked pretty good for the first few months but each began to fail less than a year later. One of the units would switch off after 7 minutes and I would need to turn off the light assembly for about 30 seconds and switch it back on to get another 7 minutes worth of light. The others would only partially light the flourecent lights or one side would fail completely. Good Luck people
Failed after two months in temperature controlled shop.
PostedOctober 23, 2012
Ease of installation
No, I do not recommend this product.
I bought one of these fixtures for my shop along with high quality florescent tubes about two months ago. would not light up after switching on. After troubleshooting switch, replacing tubes, I found tube holders not fastened / loose in frame. One loose tube socket had been making intermittant contact probably causing the starter to fail. My checks found the starter unit had failed.
biggest waste of my time. this is one of the most poorly made products I have ever purchased. cheap material that lasted all of 5 minutes. this is the second Lithonia fluorescent fixture I have bought and will be the last. the other light did last about 6 weeks though.
While installing this shop light in my garage the plastic clips holding the light tubes bent away and made it very difficult to install and secure the light tubes. If it hadn't been for the fact that the fixture was relatively inexpensive and the fact that I had already attached the light fixture to the chains in my garage ceiling right before store closing time, I would have returned this product to Home Depot for a better quality shop light.
I use this over my workbench and it is perfect for the job. My bench is in a 10 x 8 alcove in my garage and lights up the bench just fine. If you need a light for a larger space, I would get more than one, or go with the Store SKU # 491465 (AWESOME light....check it out if you get a chance). The Diamond Plate looks nice, although I'm not really looking at the top of this light. Overall, I would buy another.
Pros: Functional, High Quality of Material, Looks Great, Stylish, Good Size & Weight, Nice Design