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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63%of customersrecommend this product46 of 73reviews
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63%of customersrecommend this product46 of 73reviews
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 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 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 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.
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
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.
Looks better than it actually is. The quality of the product for the price isn't worth it, and itfeels like the ends when connecting the bulbs will fall off. The sheet metal is very thin and feels it would bend with ease if not careful.
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.
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
Didn't really need dianond plate, but what the h3ll, it looks retro and groovy. And the little hammer at the end of the pull chain is a nice touch. Reminds me of my old nightlight when I was a kid. But best of all...it actually works. Unlike the piece of xxxx fixture I bought from HD's primary competitor. Figured if I payed $15 more than the first one, the ballast might actually work longer than two minutes.
I bought this fixture to use above my garage work bench. It doesn't come with hardware to attach to the ceiling but that easily remedied with a couple of eye screws and s hooks. The 5' fixture cord is a little long for my situation as I intended to retro fit a receptacle box near the fixture in the ceiling. The polished aluminum diamond plate finish is very appealing and reflection adds light.
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.
First installed 2 units in the laundry, liked the appearance and brightness so much I purchased 2 more for the furnace room and because they were so easy to install I purchased the latest for above my work-bench in the garage. Great product and great value.
Pros: Easy to Assemble, High Quality of Material, Looks Great, Stylish, Good Size & Weight, Functional, Well Made, Lots of Features, Eco-Friendly, Very Bright, Nice Design