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Grumpa

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Food truck interior lighting Thu, 05/5/11 6:49 PM (permalink)
Building a dessert truck and have my own 120vac onboard (30 amp generator).  What lighting to use?  8 ft. single pin flourescents would work - but how do you keep the bulbs in the fixtures in this day and age of cheap Chinese material & craftmanship?!?  I'm only using 10 amps to run my refrigeration and flourescent lighting is low amperage, so I don't believe power to be an issue.  Throwdown with your wisdom, experience, suggestions, guesses, etc, etc.  Thanks for looking and opining!
 
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    chefbuba

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    Re:Food truck interior lighting Thu, 05/5/11 7:51 PM (permalink)
    7+ years of mobile kitchens, never had a bulb fall from the sky.
    The bulbs are required to be covered also, so if one did work it's self free, it would not go far.
     
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      Barbeque barn

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      • Location: Omaha, NE
      Re:Food truck interior lighting Thu, 05/5/11 10:30 PM (permalink)
      I'm using rope L.E.D. lite that I got for 25 dollars 2 ropes 18ft each. 55 watts total. Mike

       
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        BackAlleyBurger

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        Re:Food truck interior lighting Fri, 05/6/11 3:37 AM (permalink)
        check out most any marine website for boat lighting..... your not going to do anything that big crashing waves dont do..... i like Mikes rope lights :)
         
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          Chicnscoop

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          Re:Food truck interior lighting Fri, 05/6/11 2:25 PM (permalink)
          In my 20' trailer I used (1) 8' and (2) 4' florescents in mine - all with covers. Almost too much light.
          I agree the ropelights are cool.
           
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