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Ordered these LED shop lights, came 4 to a pack from Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XGBKDKZ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_detailpage_o01_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I see the price has gone up. They are lightweight, crazy lightweight. Like a kids toy, but they all worked and did so after a 1 hour burn so maybe I will not have to replace. I made some small 2 x 5 inch blocks to mount to ceiling each with a mounting screw in the middle. The lights do not come with said screw, they have some plastic adapter that probably does the same thing but I made my own anyway. The holes for the mounting screws were to small for my stock machine screws so I used my Dremel to open them up a bit and accept the screws I had, as in plenty of them. Took me about 15 minutes to take down the old florescent fixtures and cap off the wiring. Had the new ones up in about 20 minutes. Ran them all to one extension cord and turned them on. NICE! Tomorrow I will install the outlets in the ceiling so each light can be unplugged and replaced with ease if needed. Got that tip years ago from Bearpaw. Some of my current lights have already be ungraded in such a manner but the main shop lights had been hardwired since I bought the house. These units can be plugged end to end, but only two lights per circuit. I opted to run them just like the old ones so each has a plug to go into. Could have gone either way but I do intend to use them end to end in another location. For an hours worth of work and clean up so far I am pretty satisfied with the results. One nice thing about upgrading to outlets in the ceiling is I can easily replace any light without cutting power and wiring a new light in. May go ahead and upgrade the other locations for this while I am at it just to speed up installation next time. The package as received: Previous 3 fixture florescent lighting, with one 3 ft LED I added in December over the Drill Press: New LED shop lights, 4 in all. My temp hook up to test them out: