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[Costco] LED replacement for T8/T12 fluorescent tubes $9.99/pair

I bought these Feit tubes previously at $14.99/ pair to replace the 48" T12 fluorescent tubes in our old kitchen fixture: costco-feit-4-led-t8-t12-fluorescent-tu ... 9-2540716/

I thought that was a good deal, but I see that they are on sale in store this week at Costco for $9.99/pair.

They are cool white, brighter than the fluorescent tubes they replaced. They were a direct replacement, leaving the existing ballast in place ( yes, I know that's not the most efficient, but it sure makes things easy). Seem to work fine.
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kiasu wrote: No link or photo?
They are no longer listed on Costco.ca. I added a photo from today.
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My parents' house swapped from old fluorescent tubes to these a few years ago, and they've been working flawlessly. No need to change out ballasts.

$10 for a pair is a steal.
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anyone see this in GTA?
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had these before, worked great.. instant on/off.

only reason for changing... re-did ceiling and used the luminous puck lights
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Bought some in Abbotsford, so the sale price might be all of western Canada
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Does it matter if the ballasts are magnetic (low frequency) or electronic (high frequency)?
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has to be electronic definitly. bought many of those and they work great in 4 tube lamps as well as 2 tube lamps
and much brigther.
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They are not on sale in the east (GTA). Sell for $16.99. Have not seen them for sale. Last year they were $14.99.
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Random question, what if we do actually want to remove the ballast? Do these work still?
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draggonfly wrote: Random question, what if we do actually want to remove the ballast? Do these work still?
Maybe. I couldn't find a definite statement. It will cost $5 at worst to experiment. :)
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What costco was this? I don't think I've ever seen them at the few I go to in Toronto.
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[quote=draggonfly post_id=36985802 time=1670538282 user_id=610604]
Random question, what if we do actually want to remove the ballast? Do these work still?
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i did and burned the tube they last only few minutes have to be connected to electronic ballast
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[quote=Scote64 post_id=36985652 time=1670536732 user_id=1417991]
Wrong. Works with my magnetic ballast.
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do you know what is a magnetic ballast the one with starter in the old years...

but may be new tube are compatible with magnetic who knows.
i did changed all my ballast with electronic,
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pipolchap wrote: Does it matter if the ballasts are magnetic (low frequency) or electronic (high frequency)?
Around a year ago I bought a couple similar LED replacements (Philips brand though) to experiment in the one old magnetic ballast fixture in my home.

It worked, but the 60 Hz fluctuation was incredibly annoying with the LED replacements compared to the old T12 fluorescents. The 60 Hz on-off effect was much more noticeable than before and was insanely disorienting.
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GillesD326529 wrote: they wont last very long with magnetic ballast
Almost a year now, heavily used in the kitchen. I think we're safe. And yes, it is definitely an old magnetic ballast.

The Philips LED replacement tubes do say they require an electronic ballast, but the Feit ones don't, and they appear to be perfectly happy with magnetic. Always instant start, no flickering.
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