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Old 04-13-2011, 02:27 PM   #1
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Quick help - T12's or T8's

Could I use a t12 or a t8 what's the difference
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T is the diameter of the bulb in eigths of an inch. I am not sure what you are asking...
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Will a t12 do the same as a t8
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Size primarily, but they're different wattages too.

http://www.ehow.com/i/#article_5426758
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I know I want the t12 cause of the higher watt
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If the fixture is T8, you can't put a T12 in it, if that is what you are asking.
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I know I want the t12 cause of the higher watt
You have to match the wattage of the ballast and bulb. You can replace the ballast and would solve the issue.
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The lamp holders would have to be replaced as well... so basically, a new fixture
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Added a bit more to your title and moved to the General Hardware/Equipment section.
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