I kept them,
I like what I see so far. HD by work no longer carries the Feits, and
neither does my other store by my home.
Now they carry the ECO line (if I remember).
I would like some brighter bulbs 60w equiv is ok, but I want 75 and 100,
and those are still very , very pricey.
I'm considering what to do when I redo the bathroom. I haven't decided,
but the Vermont style ceilings are going away, which means fixtures or
recessed. Not sure I want recessed due to heat loss, and the bathroom is
where the roof comes down, so it's tight to work in; for insulating that is.
Have you looked at Home Depot's site to see if they're available online?
Sometimes you get free "ship to store" or "ship to home" (I think it's
$45 for Home Depot) shipping as well as more product availability.
That's my experience.
Never turn my shop T-8's off ... on 24/7. Only time they go off is if
the power goes out, or the rare times I've needed to do some electrical
Have probably replaced three of the ten bulbs in the five fixtures in 15
Stop buying them at HD. I have a friend that is an
electrican and he told me, like Walmart, HD tells suppliers
what they will pay. The manufacturers have to figure out how
to make them cheap enough for HD. Which means they put less
gas in them, thinner glass for the bulb and any other thing
they can do to make it cheap enough. He picks them up a the
supply house for me now and they last much longer than the
ones I use to get at HD. YMMV
One might try yer local hydroponics grow store. Yes, living in CO, I
know what hydro grow stores are for. Regardless, T8 bulbs and
fixtures play a huge part in indoor hydro grow lighting. I know
growers who use T8's exclusively. May be more costly than HD and
Lowe's, but yer not likely to get flakey flickers from grow-light
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