led bars/led strips or t4 fluorescents ?
I was all set on using Philips eW Powercore for UCL & possibly fluorescents for cove lighting...until I received the estimate. I knew Philips were expensive. Since I have some other electrical work to do I may reconsider. The electrician suggested Hitlights double density LED strips mounted in a protective plastic box/tube. Is anyone familiar with this product ? I need task lighting, ambient lighting is secondary.
2 runs of 7ft each
UCL price breakdown mat. & labor:
1) T4 Slim Fluorescents no dimmer-UCL & cove $1500.
2) HitLights LED double density LED strips no dimmer UCL & cove $1700.
3) UCL Philips Powercore on dimmer :$1800 & cove lights(I think fluorescent) $600 no dimmer
$3500 total using UCL Philips & cove fluorescents
$2725 total using UCL & cove fluorescents
$2900 total using UCL & cove LED strips
(Total price incl. installation of 2 dimmers for pendant lights & a fan, add GFI outlets, DW outlet,move switch box, install fan)
Better to stay w/ direct wire fluorescents since they are easy install and cost effective ? Also they would be easy to swap out later for LED bars.
Thank you for your opinions.