Replacing Fluorescent Lights with LED
Well I decided to see what the LED replacement for flourescent looks like. So I ordered two Bright White 12" strips from LED4RV. I wanted to see how it looked, so I just ordered enough for one light. I installed them in the fixture yesterday, took about a half hour (had to cut the wires going to the Ballast and crimp the wires to the LED strips). By the way, the wire colors in the fixture were white and black and the LED strip colors were red and white... The red LED strip wire went to the black fixture wire, and (obviously) the black LED strip wire went to the white fixture wire.
I like the light from the LEDs, it is very white and seems to be brighter; whereas the light from the flourescent lights has a bit of a yellow tint. I haven't measured the current draw, but understand that it should be about half with the LEDs.
I attempted to take some pictures to compare (see below); on the individual light pictures, the shutter speed and aperture are the same for comparison purposes (LED light first). Then I took a picture of both fixtures together, the LED is the closest fixture (can't tell much difference in this picture).