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Old 01-29-2018, 08:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
oil pan 4
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I could get dimmable T5 ballasts for my dead fixtures, but I don't want them.
I don't know how the light would bounce around in the fixture half of its open.
Cheap Chinese tubes fade after a little use, I use mostly 30,000hr German tubes.
T8 tubes suck.

Another concern is the upper operating environment temperature limit on my LED tube is only 113F.
My shed is easily go to hit that this summer. My garage, hopefully not.

T5 run in a 120F environment no problem.
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