Now should they be subsidized? A subject for debate but a business would be smart to take advantage of it while it is available.
Suppose if in the future they discover T8 was a better choice? Now because they did not do their homework, the rebate was spent on an inferior solution and no more rebate is available. Just saying it might be worth some study rather than assuming.
Most of the LED installs I have done have been for a retail chain that finds value in green technology or more specifically the appearance of being green.
They actively seek out trendy green technology and install it. No one like Electric Light or yourself is looking it over with a critical eye.
I am simply an employee of sub contractor hired by an energy savings company to do the work they plan, sell to the retail chain.
It is not my place to question things.
The problem is things aren't presented to help make informed decisions. It seems like Philips backed off a notch compared to a few years ago when InstantFit first came out and they were asserting two lamp T8 systems use something something around 70W and suggesting a pair of their $25 1400 lm drop-in would be appropriate equivalency.
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Light Emitting Decorations
The energy savings non-profit that works w/ POCO brought us the project, so no, we didn't investigate all possible tubes. It was more a case of here are the tubes, go ahead and install them.
The tubes we got from Philips only use one of the two pins on each end for power. In some cases, the tombstone wasn't powered on that side of the 2 pins, so it had to be fixed. You can't just turn these bulbs over to use the other pins (well I guess you can, but then the light is all going up).
The suits we make are made up of many different pieces, and it is important they all match, which makes uniform light important.