the led strips used inside the flo' fixtures (after by passing the ballast)
are ALL priced ~20-25 bucks PER TUBE replacement.
have u price ANY led bulb replacements for any of the fixures?
they are all spendy after 4-6 LE DIODES are used.
there ARE some less expensive flo' bulb conversions,
but they all involve fewer OR dimmer ledz.
and just an fyi, after converting 6 flo' fixtures...
it takes 3 strips (not 2) or 60-75$ worth...
to get approximately the SAME brightness and spread of light...
as the original flo' bulbs.
flo bulbs tend to FADE with age, so when replacing OLD FLO,
2 strips seems about equal,
but compare 2 strips to FRESH/NEW flo' bulbs
and 2 strips is clearly not as much light as 2 flo'...
and flo' bulbs run ~5$ for good replacements.
i was burning through 1-3 bulbs per year in some fixtures (like over the fridge and sink)
i DO expect prices to drop significantly on the led strips...
but the price drop won't happen till after we convert them...