My shop light (as generic as they come) takes two 40-watt el cheapo tubes.
No bigger and no smaller.
The suggestion to look on the ballast for the proper type of tube is a good
At 09:04 PM 1/27/98 -0800, shk wrote:
>What are the appropriate tubes to use in the generic shop lights?
>I'm talking about the fixtures that you see stacked at the end of the
>aisle at Wal-Mart for $7.97. I have tried using the 25 watt "for
>residential and shop lights" tubes but I find they only last a few
>months. I also have tried the F40CW tubes with about the same results.
>It is as though the cheap ballast they use in those lamps needs a
>certain type of tube. I seem to remember some discussion on this some
>time ago, but don't remember the conclusions.