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T-8 lighting

Richard Sexton wrote:

>So, bottom line, 80 l/w for T12's 100 l/w for good T8's. Problem is
>the cost of t8's compared to the high volume produced T12's is so
>much higher that it's usually cheaper to just add another T12 rather
>than switch to t8's. Something like 90% of all fluoro tubes made
>are T12 - thats an economy of scale you can't fight.

I don't know where you are buying your T-8's, but I pay $6 a piece for
mine.  These are the bulbs being used to relamp commercial buildings for
more energy efficient lighting.  They ARE made in large numbers.  It is the
T-12 that is going the way of the dinosaur.