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BigB Offline OP
If it were your place and the cost & labor did not figure into the equation which would you use and why?

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I would by a strip type replacement or a new luminaire. Though I hate the new luminaire idea if the old one is just fine. Otherwise it would be bypassing the ballast better efficiency and one fewer part to fail.


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hmmm, didn't think about new fixtures. The T-8s are not too old though, maybe 6 or 7 years old and I fitted them all with reflectors as well. The light output has been great but lamps starting to fail so now is the time.

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The simplicity of the direct wire makes it sound like a simple choice. Just be sure to use the stickers to avoid future confusion.

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There is some paperwork from Leviton stating that line voltage should not be run directly to lampholders made by them, but I am unable to find it ATM.

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