Monday, March 18, 2013

Let There Be Light ...

Few years back I got a new ceiling fixture for the kitchen. Two-tube fluorescent T8 32s. Recently the ballast went out and since it was never as bright as my wife wanted, we swapped it out today for a four-tube model.

We thought about putting in LEDs, but we'd need five or six bulbs just to equal the old one, lumens-wise, and while you can stick more of those into a fixture than before because there is relatively little heat compared to incandescents, we decided that the warm end of the fluorescent spectrum made more sense.

Amazing what happens when you double the amount of light in a space that was okay before.

Means we'll have to clean the kitchen more, though–now the dirt shows ...

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