Over 2B fluorescent bulbs account for 42 % of all lighting electricity consumed, per the US Department of Energy. Cree's new T8 LED, a tubular bulb designed to fit into 90 percent of existing T-8 fluorescent ballasts -- no rewiring necessary. Uses 21 watts to produce 2,100 lumens' worth of light at a color temperature of 3,500K or 4,000K, & rated to last 50,000 hours. Boasts an impressive CRI (color rendering index) of 90.
Is it worth swapping out your tried-and-true fluorescent tubes with T-8 LED tubes? Discuss various configurations with and without ballasts. I think it will be eventually, but current LEDs have quality issues with strobing and stories of early failure, besides being expensive.
30" Large Art Deco Streamline Tubular LED Sconce (30-LRG-LED) This lighting source is a specially designed LED fixture using a 2 foot LED tube with T-8 holders.Yes, the tube is a “contrax” tube which means it has deco scalloped lines for it’s design. A very effective deco motif and very hard to get nowadays.