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    T8 LED Direct Power Replacement Lamps

    Does anyone know whether or not the 120v direct wire T8 LED lamps are good reliable products. Phillips makes them and I trust the brand but I am still concerned about the customer satisfaction and overall quality of this technology. I do not believe LED retrofit kits or LED replacement troffers are going to be bright enough for this application which is a veterinary hospital. It seems to be a little dim in all of the rooms now with 4 - 4' fluorescent lamps.

    Thanks for the help with this one.
    Ravenvalor
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    I've had great luck with the edge lit trouffers and the led lamp replacements for making things brighter. Only time will tell about the lifespan, but they all come with one year warrantees.
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    I just did half of a Dental office, offices & exam rooms. I used line voltage tubes with 5K color and they love them.
    Doing the other half soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ActionDave View Post
    I've had great luck with the edge lit trouffers and the led lamp replacements for making things brighter. Only time will tell about the lifespan, but they all come with one year warrantees.
    Good to hear Dave. Were those the 120-volt self ballasted lamps? Did you find the LED lamps to be brighter than the fluorescent lamps?
    Did you find the edge lit troffers to be brighter than the fluorescent lights? Were the old troffers 2 - lamp or 4 - lamp?

    Thank you for the valuable advice......
    Ravenvalor
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Bill View Post
    I just did half of a Dental office, offices & exam rooms. I used line voltage tubes with 5K color and they love them.
    Doing the other half soon.
    Did you replace the 4 - sockets also Bill? Were the new LED lamps brighter than the fluorescents?

    Thanks...
    Ravenvalor
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenvalor View Post
    Did you replace the 4 - sockets also Bill? Were the new LED lamps brighter than the fluorescents?

    Thanks...
    Only replaced ones that were cracked/broken. As I said, the Dentist and workers loved them. Yes they were brighter.
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