quality 24' T8 at a good price
I am doing a BUNCH of T12 to T8 conversions in my home. I have some great 2 and 4 tube program start ballasts. I know how I am going to convert some 8' fixtures to tandem 4' tubes. I can buy great 4' GE spx tubes at a good price.
I walk into a store and find 4', 5000K tubes with a great CRI for $8/pair. I have one fixture that needs 4 x 24 inch tubes. I go into the same store and see single 24" tubes for 6 or 7 bucks APIECE. That might not be so bad, but they are comparatively crappy tubes, cool white or warm white garbage with lousy CRI.
Does anyone know where I can get good 24' T8 tubes without breaking my budget retrofit budget? Maybe I should do a quantum leap and go to T5 in this case?