I'm working to fix our our basement - nothing top of the line / dream basement - just some nice enough upgrades relative to our 1970's wood paneled basement, to enjoy a few years before we sell the home.
Anyway, about 5 of my 12 fluorescent lights (2 in each panel) are broken / lit very dimly. I would assume the ballast. I don't have much desire to fix them AND pay for new fluorescent tubes, only to rip them out in the next 3-6 months to put in the recessed lights.
BUT, I do need a little more lighting down here so I can see when I'm tiling, painting, etc. Any ideas of how to get something going? Even if I have to buy it an can repurpose it later is fine.
- Could I buy one of those LED type light sets that you usually hang in a garage for one of the areas that's totally out? (something like this from home depot?)
- Should I buy the recessed lights and wire them temporarily without mounting them, just to get some light out of them?
- OH, I have some bright white LED strips with all proper converters, etc. I could probably just stick those up until I'm ready to install proper lights?!
- Other ideas?