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Old 10-15-2011, 09:42 PM   #1
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trying to replace fluorescent lights with newer lighting tech


So I have this room that is light by hiding fluorescent lights close to the ceiling, as shown below.



as shown, some of the lights are on their way out and I'm considering what other options I have. do they make those LED strips that are more than 16.4 feet long? or can I just add to the end of one of the spools or is it limited by the power supply?

has anyone tried the replacement T8's or T12's that have LED's instead? would I still need to worry about the transformer on the fluorescent holder?

any idea's are welcome. Thanks for the help.

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Old 10-15-2011, 10:19 PM   #2
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Is that accent lighting or the only lighting in the room?

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Old 10-15-2011, 10:23 PM   #3
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the only lighting in the room.
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Old 10-16-2011, 08:28 AM   #4
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Seems an inadequate location for general room lighting. They have LED strip lighting, but have never seen it in the lengths you mentioned.
Why not install recessed lighting or traditional ceiling fixtures or lamps?
What room is this?
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it's the family room. The lighting is on both sides of the room and it lights up the room quite well when they all come on, I'm just trying to find a different way to get the lighting so I don't need to worry about the lights starting to act up like this again.

I really do not want to do recessed or a traditional lighting, there is no place in the middle, the ceiling is plaster and we're happy with the current lighting scheme.
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it's the family room. The lighting is on both sides of the room and it lights up the room quite well when they all come on, I'm just trying to find a different way to get the lighting so I don't need to worry about the lights starting to act up like this again.

I really do not want to do recessed or a traditional lighting, there is no place in the middle, the ceiling is plaster and we're happy with the current lighting scheme.
This catagory of lights require ballast changes every so often. This is normal. To change over to LED lighting,at this point in time, would be very costly. A single LED flood light runs about $40.00 a bulb. As with the compact flourescents, the price will come down.
So the choice is, either switch over now for a lot of money or maintain what you have.

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