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RE: Light question

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Subject: RE: Light question
From: "Randall Young" <>
Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2002 13:28:49 -0800
> Before I made the commitment to 8 foot lights, I'd look at the replacement
> cost of the tubes in your area.  Locally, I can buy the 4 foot variety at
> significantly less than 1/2 the cost of the 8 footers.  With the tubes
> lasting about 2 years, the savings in using the shorter, more common tubes
> is a consideration.

Definitely worth checking into, but around here, 8 ft bulbs cost about the
same as 4 ft, making them effectively half the price.  Also, in my
experience, the 8 footers last noticeably longer.  I have more 8's than 4's
in my garage (all on the same switch), but I mostly change 4' bulbs, even
counting the 8' ones I break <g>

YMMV of course.


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