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20-Pack GE LED Linear 15W EQ 48" Cool White Type A Tube Light Bulb EXPIRED

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Lowes has 20-Pack GE LED Linear 15W EQ 48" Cool White Type A Tube Light Bulb (93129477) for $29.99. Choose free store pickup where stock permits otherwise shipping is free on orders of $45+.

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Features:
  • 32 Watt replacement using only 15 Watts (1800 lumens)
  • Rated to last 16 years based on 6 hours per day use
  • Saves 67 dollars on energy costs per bulb vs. 32-Watt fluorescent over the bulb's life
  • Non-dimmable
  • Cool, white light with 4000 Kelvin color temperature
  • 20 LED tubes per package
  • T8 LED tube (1-inch diameter) with medium bi-pin base type (G13)

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Lowe's has GE LED Linear 15-Watt EQ 48-in Cool White Linear Type A LED Tube Light Bulb (20-Pack) for $29.99. Store pickup is free.

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Just so everyone is aware, these bulbs are Type A only and REQUIRE an external ballast to function.

Most of these new LED bulbs are type A&B, which work with and without a ballast. I prefer to remove the ballast altogether, which makes it more simple, reliable, and energy efficient than these bulbs. That being said, if you don't want to do any wiring, and your ballasts are still good, these are easy to just plug in and go.
I bought two cases of these bulbs today to redo the 20-year-old fluorescent fixtures in my workshop.

The LEDs were well packed, no broken bulbs or bent end pins in either box.

They didn't make the old ballasts buzz or have any problems with flickering.

At 1800 lumen, I worried that they would be dimmer than the old t8 bulbs that claimed to be 2500 lumen

But between blowing out decades of dust from the diffusers and the zillion hours on the old T8s, they appear to be equally bright.

Here is a pic to show you that the LED bulbs look like daylight and the old t8 look like antiques:
I just retrofitted a bunch of Type B LED tubes for my in-law's kitchen. I say Type B is the way to go if you're comfortable with doing a bit of handy work. When your ballast dies you'll need to spend another $10-20 to replace it, when Type B can just run on its own without a ballast

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Just so everyone is aware, these bulbs are Type A only and REQUIRE an external ballast to function.

Most of these new LED bulbs are type A&B, which work with and without a ballast. I prefer to remove the ballast altogether, which makes it more simple, reliable, and energy efficient than these bulbs. That being said, if you don't want to do any wiring, and your ballasts are still good, these are easy to just plug in and go.
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Just so everyone is aware, these bulbs are Type A only and REQUIRE an external ballast to function.

Most of these new LED bulbs are type A&B, which work with and without a ballast. I prefer to remove the ballast altogether, which makes it more simple, reliable, and energy efficient than these bulbs. That being said, if you don't want to do any wiring, and your ballasts are still good, these are easy to just plug in and go.
This is good info. Thank you
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Quote from wmblalock86 :
Just so everyone is aware, these bulbs are Type A only and REQUIRE an external ballast to function.

Most of these new LED bulbs are type A&B, which work with and without a ballast. I prefer to remove the ballast altogether, which makes it more simple, reliable, and energy efficient than these bulbs. That being said, if you don't want to do any wiring, and your ballasts are still good, these are easy to just plug in and go.
Well said!
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Currently have T12 bulbs for the garage lights. Sounds like I need to retrofit the ballast, to fit the T8?
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I just retrofitted a bunch of Type B LED tubes for my in-law's kitchen. I say Type B is the way to go if you're comfortable with doing a bit of handy work. When your ballast dies you'll need to spend another $10-20 to replace it, when Type B can just run on its own without a ballast
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Currently have T12 bulbs for the garage lights. Sounds like I need to retrofit the ballast, to fit the T8?
Can I Use a T8 LED Tube in a T12 Fluorescent Fixture? [earthled.com]
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T8 and T12 feature the same G13 bi-pin connector. T8 tubes are simply 1 inch in diameter versus the 1.5 inch diameter of T12 tubes. In an effort to make LED tube lights compatible with the internal dimensions of most fixtures, you will find that most LED tube lights feature a T8 or 1 inch diameter. They can indeed be used in T12 fixtures. With this said, T12 fluorescents for the most part use magnetic ballasts therefore, the only way to use LED tube lights with this type of fixture is to either purchase an LED ballast bypass tube light and bypass the ballast wiring or purchase a universal magnetic ballast compatible tube light.
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Just so everyone is aware, these bulbs are Type A only and REQUIRE an external ballast to function.

Most of these new LED bulbs are type A&B, which work with and without a ballast. I prefer to remove the ballast altogether, which makes it more simple, reliable, and energy efficient than these bulbs. That being said, if you don't want to do any wiring, and your ballasts are still good, these are easy to just plug in and go.
In a shop & at my office, I have very old fluorescent fixtures, more than 20 years old at least. Will these work in them, please?
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In a shop & at my office, I have very old fluorescent fixtures, more than 20 years old at least. Will these work in them, please?
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In a shop & at my office, I have very old fluorescent fixtures, more than 20 years old at least. Will these work in them, please?
See above and...

How to easily tell if you have a magnetic ballast or electronic ballast [greenled.co.nz]
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Some great info in this thread.

I have old ballast type fluorescent lights. How do I convert to led tubes and get rid of the ballasts
Thank you
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So if you still have the old style bulbs, your ballast is probably on the way out by now so this is not really a deal at all unless you sell ballasts.
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