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Old 03-13-2015, 09:05 PM
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Old 03-14-2015, 01:08 AM
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so i have found that dyson's actually kind of suck for pet hair. i just had to buy a new vacuum too because my bissell just stopped sucking... i saw the shark got great reviews but i went with a eureka that is working awesome. next time i will totally get the shark since i seem to go through vacuum's every 1.5 years.

so much dog hair.
I had a $30 walmart Eureka that worked better than the Dyson I had. I was shocked that the Shark's little spinny brush tool actually works! Some people complained over it's short chord but apparently they fixed that one, the chord is crazy long.
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Old 03-14-2015, 06:54 PM
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I had a $30 walmart Eureka that worked better than the Dyson I had. I was shocked that the Shark's little spinny brush tool actually works! Some people complained over it's short chord but apparently they fixed that one, the chord is crazy long.
Hmm. That's kind of weird. Our Dyson is fantastic at picking up pet hair. We had a top of the line Hoover that we thought worked well. And paid like $250 for it. And it did work pretty well, but one day a part broke on it that was almost as much to fix as it was to replace it. You could stll vacuum well, but it was a PITA to push.So we vacuumed the carpet one last time, went out to Best Buy and bought a Dyson on their annual sale and paid $300 for their top of the line PET version. The key is buying during that one time a year sale. And it picked up another whole canister full of hair after our Hoover. haha. And we thought it was clean. Then we went over the bedrooms and couldn't believe how much dirt was in the bottom under the additional hair. I was pretty disgusted.

We found that the real key to keeping the Dyson performing is to clean it regularly. Not just the canister and filters, but specifically the cyclones. All vacuums get dirty, but if you let the cyclones get caked up they don't work at all. It's a simple procedure, too.
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Old 03-16-2015, 04:25 AM
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Mine was an open box "as is". It was $200 and the smaller version that claimed to do the full versions job. I only have 1000sq ft of pergo and small area rugs. It kept going into limp mode. Dyson sent me new parts and stuff but finally owned up that it was only good for dorm room size places despite the labeling. So yeah...they lost me as a customer. It was a waste of time and money.
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maybe dyson is good on carpet only - because we have mostly hard wood floors with a few area rugs, and it was the worst.
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Old 03-18-2015, 06:22 AM
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Just got 4 more of these:

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5 meters long w/ 60 leds per meter.

Already have 6 up in the basement workshop:

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(I know, it's a mess...I've been busy.... )

Since the transformer I bought for them was larger than needed for the 6, and I have 4 open rafters above the main work area, and at less than $7.00 ea., why not. Besides they only draw 2.5 amps per strip, so all ten running at the same time will use about as much juice as a 25-30w incandescent bulb.
All in, including wire to connect everything, the whole thing will only end up at $100.

Also changing Every bulb in the house to led.
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Old 03-18-2015, 01:18 PM
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That looks great, I might need to do this in the garage, what info can you give me about the parts that you used?
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Old 03-18-2015, 01:42 PM
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I'll PM you later tonight with all the links and some info.
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I'd love to know where you got those strips as well. Looks like the perfect lights for my work shop.
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Old 03-18-2015, 02:35 PM
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N.P. I'll cc you as well.
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How bright are they in real life? Bright enough to work under? I desperately need more light in my garage.
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These are, I picked this specific model led because of their brightness, that pic is at night, in my basement, no other lights on, no flash.

Let me get some info organized and I'll start a led for your home thread and add this info over night tonight, I'll post up this info on these and other basics I've learned and found. I'm actually just about to turn in for the day.
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just make sure you get the SMD5050 LED's. And the density (LED's per strip) will greatly increase the light output.
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