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Posted on Lighting: Help me understand the difference between T8 and T12

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#1 posted 01-12-2014 05:40 PM

Couple of weeks ago I finished putting up the lighting in my new shop/garage. 36’ x 26’ with 12 foot ceilings. I painted the entire inside a light colored antique white in semigloss, ceiling included. Then hung/screwed nine – 8 foot T-8 fixtures directly to the ceiling. Each of the nine fixtures takes 4 bulbs. Lighting in the shop is really great, seems just like being outside light wise. Plenty of fixtures/lights evenly distributed and the semi paint is great for light reflection so zip/nada for shadows :o)

Before addressing the lighting I had read here on LJs that T-12s would soon be or are/were getting phased out and or harder to buy. Building the shop got me about broke, so price was more of a consideration than the latest wiz bang in lighting. T-8 was cheaper than the T-5 so that’s the way I went. I’ m real happy with the results.

Just hope the progressives/socialists in our government don’t phase out the T-8s too soon ;o)

-- Bill, central where near the "big apple"

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