Barn lighting

Asked February 8, 2013, 11:25 AM EST

Currently have T12 florence fixtures. Need to replace some. What is the best fixture to replace with?

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1 Response

You will generally get more light output per watt with fixtures designed for the T-5 or T-8 bulbs. They can be 30 to 60% more efficient than the older T-12 bulbs. (more lumens per watt) (T-5 is 5/8 inch diameter, T-8 is is 1 inch diameter and T-12 is 1.25 inch diameter tubes.)

Some fluorescent lights are designed for cold locations and others will struggle to start and work.