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Old 01-03-18, 12:59 PM   #7
oil pan 4
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It seems like the only florescent fixtures worth having are good quality high output tubes.

The high output T5 lights are industry standard, most HO T8 and HO T12 are not bad. The HO T8 tubes in my shed sucked, probably because they were warn out and/or possibly the incorrect tubes for the ballast. I have some HO T12 fixtures in my Porta store building on a count down switch (it's paid off or else I wouldn't be modifying it) and I do not plan on changing them because they are occasional use only.

I was going to put a HO T5 fixture in there but 210 watts of T5 was way too bright. 80 watts of HO T12 is just right.
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