Fluorescent lights (Was: Full immersion emulation)

Richard Cini rich.cini at verizon.net
Mon Mar 6 13:23:55 CST 2017

I bought 4x2 (4', 2 bulb) replacement LED fixtures on Amazon to swap out some of the fluorescent fixtures in my shop. You can get 3 color temperatures (I got 2700k I think). Hard-wired, but an easy install and the light is very bright. $53/per. 


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On Mar 6, 2017, at 2:11 PM, Noel Chiappa via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:

>> From: Paul Koning
>>>> terrible fluorescent lighting.
>>> There's another kind? :-)
>> in fact you can get LEDs that fit in fluorescent fixtures, either as is
> I've been looking for LED replacements, but I haven't seen them; I'd have
> thought that that would be a pretty popular item, but I haven't seen them in
> any local stores. Are they only available as an online option?
>> or (probably a better choice) with the ballast removed.
> Definitely - ballasts are such a pain. Actually, let me be more accurate: the
> ballasts in 4' (40W) lights (where they put the two bulbs in series) are a
> pain.
> The new ballasts for the 8' lights (a couple of decades back, in the US,
> regulations mandated a change) are actually a delight; you have to re-wire old
> fixtures a bit to install them (since the new ones no longer run the lights in
> series), but the upside is that 8' bulbs now either work - or don't.
> This is distinctly unlike the 4' ones, where bulb X will work when paired with
> bulb Y, but not when paired with bulb Z. (Because 40W bulbs are wired in
> series pairs, and as they age, their characteristics change.)
> I don't suppose there are ballasts for 40W bulbs that _don't_ wire them in
> series?
>    Noel

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