4 double tube 4 foot fluorescent or two 8 foot double tube?
I've never had the 8 footers. Are they exactly double the light?
My shop is only 14x18 but I want to put the lights directly on the ten foot
ceiling for clearance.
I'm also including 2 incandescent fixtures.
I gave up on four footers once I had some eights. I find the two little
pins on each of the 4s are a pita to install. The 8s just have one beefy
pin per end. The inexpensive 4' fixtures have really poor sockets, so to
get a quality 4' fixture you pay as much as an 8'. The 8' tubes seem to
last forever, about 5 years and still going in my shop.
If I ever buy 4' again it will be for drop task lighting only.
I prefer the 4' fixtures...
they're not only easier to handle/hang/change tubes, but I've never
seen the 8' tubes OR fixtures on sale...
I like 4' hanging on short chains... sometimes I might have one 4'
fixture running parallel to the rafters like the others, and the next
one at an angle to it, depending on where I want to throw the light..
Having 8' tubes in a shop before, I'm glad that I don't have to climb
up and change an 8' tube anymore..
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