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Upgraded to fluorescent

Upgraded to fluorescent

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I have wanted to do this since I visited dieselnut. I took out the crappy led's and put in a F13T5/RVL. Bye bye led, hello fluorescent.

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Lamp Type:F13T5
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Ballast Type:Electronic
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Wattage:13
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Lumen Output:800 for this lamp
Color Temperature:2600K

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Aug 11, 2019 at 05:10 PM Author: FGS
Well, until the tube decides to rectify then it’s back to LED.

Why I like LEDs on top of other lighting tech?
LEDs = Upgrade 95% of the applications. (That is if you avoid eBay's LEDs).


LED brainwash? No, people uses them cuz they work well for them.

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Aug 11, 2019 at 06:44 PM Author: Powergroove
Led is the latest fad but I'm a fluorescent man.

Keep government out of the lighting industry.

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Aug 12, 2019 at 11:42 AM Author: Lightingguy1994
The wonderful thing is when the tube does burn out it can be replaced in seconds with another. If it was kept LED then i guess it says hello to the garbage can come premature EOL
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Aug 12, 2019 at 02:18 PM Author: FGS

Led is the latest fad but I'm a fluorescent man.


It was said the same about Thomas Edison’s bulb back in late 1800s. “Electric light is the latest fad” or along that line.


The wonderful thing is when the tube does burn out it can be replaced in seconds with another. If it was kept LED then i guess it says hello to the garbage can come premature EOL


Or... you could get out the special tool called a drill and replace the dead LED strip with another LED strip or just copy what the OP did and convert to fluorescent. Though I’d stick with magnetic and glow starter if that was mine.

I was a bit stumped as to why he did this without even firing it up and using it. Then I remembered it could be years if not decades before the LEDs finally die and he gets the chance to do it.

Why I like LEDs on top of other lighting tech?
LEDs = Upgrade 95% of the applications. (That is if you avoid eBay's LEDs).


LED brainwash? No, people uses them cuz they work well for them.

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Aug 12, 2019 at 02:39 PM Author: Lightingguy1994
Im thinking about the effort side of things. Of course you can use that "special tool" and remove the riveted- in -place strip of LEDs, you're a lighting enthusiast as he is. Of course anyone here will do that.. but the general consumer will not and should not have to go through the trouble to replace a lightbulb in a fixture.... so... in the can it goes.

Don't think this will last decades. Let alone one. Company would go out of business if they didn't design it to fail and boy do they ever have you by the balls if you are the average joe or jane who doesn't have the ability or time to drill out the strips or track down fluorescent stuff to stick in there and know how to wire it up.. You'd be SOL - LOL. Ive seen some of the crap people have done in fixtures that ive bought used. Messy wirenut jobs or even just tape over them with nothing else. Those kind of people should not have to mess with the follies of LED throw-aways

Now of course if they did put effort into quality , like top notch, with the best of the best diodes, wiring and a very good ballast then sure id say 20 years no problem. Leds could be great but no one wants to step up and make them so. Just needs quality and ease of use and you'd have an LED we'd all agree on
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Aug 14, 2019 at 10:18 AM Author: Powergroove
FGS, if this was properly mounted and wired in it would be a tall task to remove and put new led's in. This way it can be fully serviced without removing the fixtire housing. I don't think you would ever admit to it but this is far easier to service than the led setup.

Keep government out of the lighting industry.

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Aug 14, 2019 at 10:24 AM Author: RCM442

Or... you could get out the special tool called a drill and replace the dead LED strip with another LED strip or just copy what the OP did and convert to fluorescent. Though I’d stick with magnetic and glow starter if that was mine.

I was a bit stumped as to why he did this without even firing it up and using it. Then I remembered it could be years if not decades before the LEDs finally die and he gets the chance to do it.

LEDs in these will never last as long, plus it belongs to him, not you! He can do whatever he wants with it!

Linear fluorescent will never lose to LED!
I am not Anti-LED, as I have some in use at my house.
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Aug 14, 2019 at 11:05 AM Author: Silverliner
LEDs are junk. Face it.



Well, until the tube decides to rectify then it’s back to LED.

May all the great lighting technologies have their place in history.

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Aug 14, 2019 at 11:06 AM Author: Silverliner
Stumped? Would you expect a hard core old school guy like Powergroove to embrace LEDs anytime?


Or... you could get out the special tool called a drill and replace the dead LED strip with another LED strip or just copy what the OP did and convert to fluorescent. Though I’d stick with magnetic and glow starter if that was mine.

I was a bit stumped as to why he did this without even firing it up and using it. Then I remembered it could be years if not decades before the LEDs finally die and he gets the chance to do it.

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Aug 14, 2019 at 01:01 PM Author: Lightingguy1994
I'll chime in with this.

LEDs in general are inferior and often very cheap. I am an old school guy I like my old lighting and will fight to keep it going, however I am slowly embracing some LED because its inevitable that it'll someday be the only light source and theres nothing I can do about it. For me to support LED, it must meet my strict requirements such as it must be as serviceable and easy to get replacements like a common bulb, it must also last a decent amount of time. Incandescent style ones I will expect 3-5000 hours like the real thing. Fluorescent style LED tubes I will expect 15-20000 hours. The EOL of the LED must also be interesting like the GE ones where they turn dim blue.

I will never support any piece of crap LED product that is designed as throw away. That means all those LED shop lights, pot lights, panels and lights like above where the LED is integrated with rivets etc.. If the lamp cannot be changed the same was as a real fixture, it's garbage. So to FGS, its okay to like LED but please support the good ones where ANYONE can change the bulb just as easy as before.
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Aug 14, 2019 at 02:35 PM Author: Dan The Bulb Man
This is a good idea I might have to try this myself.
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Aug 14, 2019 at 05:30 PM Author: Patrick
Let's try not to have every light source conversion break down into an argument over which is better. Even if you prefer LED, it's clear this fixture was originally designed for fluorescent use, and it's neat to see it switched back.

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