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LED replacememt bulbs for a standard T8 48 inch shop light.
« on: January 08, 2018, 01:59:15 AM »

I purchased some 48 inch replacement T8 shop light tubes to go in my light fixtures in the garage.

The results are unbelievable. These are rated at 14 watts each and put out at least 3 times the light as the florescent tubes. They are so bright, I only put one led tube in each of 4 separate fixtures. In the fixtures I left the one original florescent bulb. When I turned on the lights I was shocked. It was like turning on the sun and having daylight. I will absolutely be going back to Lowes for 2 more 4 packs ($22 for a 4 pack on clearance.)

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Re: LED replacememt bulbs for a standard T8 48 inch shop light.
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2018, 03:33:38 AM »

Groovy!

Is the "T8" size the new 'narrow' tubes?
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Re: LED replacememt bulbs for a standard T8 48 inch shop light.
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2018, 04:48:36 PM »

I keep forgetting I have 1 of 4 bulbs out in the shop. And guess where I was 2 days in a row? Lowe's and Despots!  :bk
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Re: LED replacememt bulbs for a standard T8 48 inch shop light.
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2018, 05:27:14 PM »

The t8 is the two prongs and spacing. These match up to the fat florescent tube even though these led tubes are skinny.
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Re: LED replacememt bulbs for a standard T8 48 inch shop light.
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2018, 10:50:52 PM »

Well the older tubes were also two prongs on both ends. But the new tubes are not as wide and the spacing is less.  I assume the old is 12 and the new is 8?
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