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Philips Linear LED Light Bulb Tube 4 ft. T8 17-Watt Cool (10 Packs) $62.97 $6.3 each Homedepot

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Homedepot has 4 ft. T8 17-Watt Cool White Linear LED Light Bulb (10-Pack) on sale

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Philip.../206402867

Brightness: 2100 Lumens
Estimated yearly energy cost: $2.05 (based on 3 hours/day, 11 cents/kWh, costs depend on rates and use)
Life: 32.9 years (based on 3 hours/day)
Light appearance: 4000K (cool white)
Energy used: 17-Watt (equivalent to a 32-Watt linear fluorescent light bulb)
Lumens per watt: 123.5 Lumens
Uses 55% less energy compared to a linear fluorescent light bulb
Ideal for use in general lighting applications where fluorescent lighting is used like laundry rooms, kitchens, garages as well as commercial use in offices and hospitals
Instant fit design means that no modifications are needed to the current fixture housing instant start ballast, nor rewiring, simply plug it in and use
Contains mercury: no
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Great price for LED replacement tubes. This is the direct replacement type, and uses the existing ballast. Personally, I prefer the re-wire type that removes the ballast. I figure it's more efficient, and less potential problems - ever smell a ballast burn out?
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If you put these in a T12 fixture, it possible they won't work? Or does the ballast need to be replaced?
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Great price for LED replacement tubes. This is the direct replacement type, and uses the existing ballast. Personally, I prefer the re-wire type that removes the ballast. I figure it's more efficient, and less potential problems - ever smell a ballast burn out?
That's a valid point. The one I had to replace was fairly old (guessing 15-20 years) and it was a pain because I had to figure out the correct wiring. Not sure how much it would affect my existing ballast if I were to switch over.

It's tempting because I have a few fixtures in the garage I want to replace because the existing bulbs keep burning out.
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I got these when they were $90 a case. Great bulbs and a great price. Instant on and very bright (2100 lumens).
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If you put these in a T12 fixture, it possible they won't work? Or does the ballast need to be replaced?
Reading some of the reviews, some customers had to return them because it wouldn't work in some of their ballasts. Once review called the mfr (they mentioned GE but the bulbs are Philips) and even they said it only works with some ballasts.
On the first day -Nice bulbs, good light output, good price, then the second day, no light. Called G.E. , the nice lady explained that they ONLY WORK IN CERTAIN BALLASTS! Well it would have been nice to know before I hung 30 bulbs, in a 14' ceiling! Now i have to return them and waste my time finding the right ones. My lights are 2 years old, and my ballasts are "Phillips" and they still don't work with these bulbs! So check your ballasts first.
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i wish these worked direct wired. ended up getting these at amazon instead (because I'm worried about ballasts breaking and having to replace them)

https://www.amazon.com/Ledwholesa...B008YVD17G

I wish they had more than 1 year warranty though
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Last edited by wpc June 24, 2016 at 11:23 AM
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Quote from HunkaBurninLove View Post :
Reading some of the reviews, some customers had to return them because it wouldn't work in some of their ballasts. Once review called the mfr (they mentioned GE but the bulbs are Philips) and even they said it only works with some ballasts.
On the first day -Nice bulbs, good light output, good price, then the second day, no light. Called G.E. , the nice lady explained that they ONLY WORK IN CERTAIN BALLASTS! Well it would have been nice to know before I hung 30 bulbs, in a 14' ceiling! Now i have to return them and waste my time finding the right ones. My lights are 2 years old, and my ballasts are "Phillips" and they still don't work with these bulbs! So check your ballasts first.
No go in my T12 ballast
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No go in my T12 ballast
Go with the ones from Amazon posted just above your post (or similar). Slightly (pennies) more/ea., but you can bypass that energy wasting ballast (ANY heat generated by a light is wasted energy). Easy as heck to rewire, and your existing T12 tombstones will work.
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Go with the ones from Amazon posted just above your post. Slightly (pennies) more/ea., but you can bypass that energy wasting ballast (ANY heat generated by a light is wasted energy). Easy as heck to rewire, and your existing T12 tombstones will work.
Awesome will check it out - thanks!
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Awesome will check it out - thanks!
Be aware there are 2 different types of "direct wired" LED tubes. Some need hot/neutral end to end (and internally jumpered so you only need one wire), while others use the hot/neutral at only ONE end with dummy pins on the other to hold the lamp in place. Either one is fine/just as easy to install.
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Go with the ones from Amazon posted just above your post (or similar). Slightly (pennies) more/ea., but you can bypass that energy wasting ballast (ANY heat generated by a light is wasted energy). Easy as heck to rewire, and your existing T12 tombstones will work.
One word of caution - the Amazon bulbs are likely cheap Chinese import bulbs, and have not been properly tested for UL or whatever. There's a big difference between large brand name Chinese products and cheap ebay/Amazon shovelware Chinese products. I personally have 4 of the ebay cheapies for my garage, but I wouldn't even think of using them at work or a business. Does your insurance cover fires from non UL products?
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One word of caution - the Amazon bulbs are likely cheap Chinese import bulbs, and have not been properly tested for UL or whatever. There's a big difference between large brand name Chinese products and cheap ebay/Amazon shovelware Chinese products. I personally have 4 of the ebay cheapies for my garage, but I wouldn't even think of using them at work or a business. Does your insurance cover fires from non UL products?
so you are worried that your work is covered under insurance but your family can all die and it's fine?
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