WEDNESDAY 15 February
The Motor Cities Electric Utilities crew was here today to replace the utility pole in the SE corner of our property, but that work was not directly related to the barn project, and I covered it in a general post for February 01 – 21.
The other thing that happened today was I bought an appliance cord (pigtail) and wired up the Hyperlite outdoor LED fixture that I recently bought on Amazon. This is a 40W, 5,200 Lumen, 5000K integrated LED light fixture. I mounted it above the entry door inside the barn so I could test its intensity and beam spread. Besides possible use on the outside of the barn, I was planning to use these fixtures for interior lighting along the outside edges of the RV bays. They come in 60W and 100W versions, but I will use more of the lower wattage / lower lumen units for better, more even coverage.
In addition to the 12,000 Lumen ceiling light fixture, and the light over the entry door, I bought two Barrina 2’ LED strip lights from Amazon to test. These are 20W, 2,500 Lumen, 5000K integrated LED fixtures that I plan to use for the ceiling lighting in the shop and storeroom. (They also have a 4’, 40W, 5,000 Lumen version.) For testing purposes , however, I mounted one of these under the stairs/landing, where it will likely remain. They came with plug-in power cords, so I used one to plug the fixture into an extension cord with multiple receptacles. They also come with pigtail cables for direct wiring (via an outlet box) and 4’ connector cables, that allow them to be connected end-to-end, only requiring one power feed to an entire string of fixtures.