When I took my first class at Marc Adams’ School of Woodworking I had no idea that someday I would be working there. The place has been called “Disney World for Woodworkers” for several reasons, but what is it like to work there?
Well so far, I’ve changed a lot of light bulbs.
We’ve been in the process of converting all of the T8 fluorescent bulbs to LED’s. And in case you didn’t catch it the first time, there are a lot of light bulbs.
This has made me think about the lighting in my own shop. I’ve known for a while that I work in the dark, but with a few task lights strategically mounted around the shop it hasn’t been bad. I just didn’t know what I was missing. If you already have fluorescent fixtures the conversion isn’t difficult. It’s just a matter of changing shunted tombstones out for non-shunted ones and removing the ballast. There are plenty of good websites that explain this better than I can, but to wet your appetite here is a decent YouTube video by ToolboxDIY that explains all that you need to know (Warning: He does confuse the use of the words “shunted” and “non-shunted” a couple of times. To clarify, you will want non-shunted tombstones for LEDs. Unless, of course, you like sparklers.)