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the 8 foot tubes are 16 dollars a piece. Plus shipping for the box of 6: 11 dollars shipping for a 8 foot long box. 3 yr warranty

We definetly pay the price for improved items in out lives ,and things that we need. Its a ----It can be a real Bummer-- $2-$300 dollars for what we used to pay for. Floursent........box of tubes bigger ones ,bought them my the large long box full ?50-?60- or so . Does improve our lives,So GET OUT YER WALLET ...They'er coming after us all the time for. "Mo money":sweat:--:D bob s






PS; your absolutely correct with age and seeing worse.
 

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About twenty years ago I was on my way to work and came upon a full box of about 30, four foot fluorescent bulbs sitting in the middle of the road. I'm keeping my eyes out for a crate of LED tubes.
 

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About twenty years ago I was on my way to work and came upon a full box of about 30, four foot fluorescent bulbs sitting in the middle of the road. I'm keeping my eyes out for a crate of LED tubes.

he heh They Say good luck runs in pairs,Molon!! i lost brand new Led flashlight yesterday .....didn't and could not find it ANYWHERE; Went out an bought another one. Then found out H/f had them on sale ,So i purchased another one. So i now have 2 -And the first one is still lost. I wound up in the hole .She says "You need a few flashlights" so you will; always have one.
How did i wind up with $30.00 in lights ....................................she says the first one will turn up. Its here somewhere.Man i hope shes right.


DUMB ENDING I think bob s
 

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I swapped over to LED 2 years ago and haven't changed a bulb yet. I started slowly, and then bit the bullet and changed them all. Removed 8 2 bulb setups and installed 6 of the low budget 4" setups from Lowes. It seems twice as bright as it was for over 15 years.

I bought two spare bulbs a couple of years ago and am yet to use them. Probably won't be able to find them when I finally do need them lol.
 

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I swapped over to LED 2 years ago and haven't changed a bulb yet. I started slowly, and then bit the bullet and changed them all. Removed 8 2 bulb setups and installed 6 of the low budget 4" setups from Lowes. It seems twice as bright as it was for over 15 years.

I bought two spare bulbs a couple of years ago and am yet to use them. Probably won't be able to find them when I finally do need them lol.



Whats the 4"setups ........whats that refer to i am missing the point on THIS statement


Did you mean 4' setups??????????? bob s thank you
 

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I found the number for those lights. Menards sku number 3480080. These are 4500 lumens 5000 color. Everything is bright and clear, no weird colors.
 

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I found the number for those lights. Menards sku number 3480080. These are 4500 lumens 5000 color. Everything is bright and clear, no weird colors.



Is this light a 4,foot
,single tube ? nitemoves? If it is ,I purchased one of them this last week .Warranty is for 35 years .......seriously! and MAN this sucker throws out way more light than any of my 4' flourscent lights do. You just when the 32 years is up:D throw THE darn thing away.2 pieces of thin wire cable hold it up/ lmk please i gave $33.00 for one. bob s
 

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I'm looking for some LEDs to replace my 4 foot T12 bulbs. The only ones I've been able to find is the T8 replacements. Are they interchangeable?
We can do plug n play, or I dont mind going around the ballast.
 

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That's a great price - even without the rebate. I just paid $44 and change each for a couple of these exact lights from Home Depot. And I agree, they're a significant improvement over a 4' fluorescent fixture.
 

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I'm looking for some LEDs to replace my 4 foot T12 bulbs. The only ones I've been able to find is the T8 replacements. Are they interchangeable?
We can do plug n play, or I dont mind going around the ballast.
T8 retrofit tubes will install directly into your existing T12 tombstones.

Go with the bypass type tubes. That's really your only choice when retrofitting T12 tubes. The plug and play tubes won't work with any type of T12 ballast, electronic or transformer type. And a lot of people who have T8 fluorescents with electronic ballasts also find that the tubes will not work with all varieties of T8 electronic ballasts.

Getting rid of the ballast is easy. The one thing you have to pay attention to is whether your new tubes are single end or double end powered, and wire the tombstones appropriately for the type you have.

As for the choice between clear or frosted tubes, I'd say among people who have worked around both types, upward of 90% prefer frosted. The individual leds in the clear tubes can throw off some really funky shadow patterns that you don't get with frosted.

I've bought about 30 of the Sunco brand 5000K frosted bypass tubes from Amazon with zero failures in around 18 months of regular use. Last time I noticed, they were about $7 each in box quantities. There are plenty of other choices as well, and prices are close. A lighting guy on another forum says to look for tubes with DLC certification as that's an indication that the wattage and lumen output are legitimate numbers while some of the sellers of tubes tend to overstate lumens and understate watts to try to make what they sell appear more efficient than they actually are.
 

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T8 retrofit

Getting rid of the ballast is easy. The one thing you have to pay attention to is whether your new tubes are single end or double end powered,

I've bought about 30 of the Sunco brand 5000K frosted bypass tubes from Amazon with zero failures in around 18 months of regular use. Last time I noticed, they were about $7 each in box quantities. End of Quote ]

Thanks, just got a box of 10 of these Sunco's. They appear to be single end
powered.

I will report back when they get installed!
 
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