Victory is very, very close and I'm hoping that I can achieve the second of my three 4th quarter 2014 goals. The first one has been achieved, the second is 'in the bag' in 5 weeks and this, the third goal, is so close I can smell it.
In other, slightly related, news: I swapped a T5 fixture for an LED fixture that I got an irresistible deal on.
I would like to replace the T5 HO fixtures in the main garage but will likely wait for LED prices to come down slightly before doing the conversion. In the main garage, each bulb uses 54 watts, or a total of 108 watts per fixture x 4 fixtures = 432 watts. If I use this same fixture and replace the T5HO fixtures, I'll save 58 watts per fixture x 4 fixtures equaling 232 watts. In addition to this-I'd like to install motion sensors to turn the lights off in the event I forget to do it, which I'll admit, has happened a few times.