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Different T8 LED lamps and where to get them?

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Different T8 LED lamps and where to get them?

My wife wants one of these.
http://www.ylighting.com/blackjack-ligh ... light.html

It takes 4' T8 LED lamps. However in my quick bit of research i see that there are different types of T8 LED and i'm trying to confirm which i need.

It sounds like there are plug and play LED T8s that try to work correctly with existing flourescent fixtures with ballast. Then there are different LED T8s that work in fixtures with no ballast.

Looks like the fixture i'm thinking of buying has no ballast. So can i get either type of T8 or do i have to get the ones specifically for no ballast?

I assume this homedepot lamp is the plug and play variety. http://www.homedepot.ca/product/led-145 ... ght/400542

Once i figure out lamp compatablility, does anyone know of a place in Kitchener/Waterloo Ontario to get these things at a reasonable price?

Any thoughts appreciated.
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The Philips works with some ballasts, but not all. However, it's pretty easy to swap ballasts....did that for some Garage/Mech Rm lights for my place with the GE232 ballast ($15 HD USA).
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Kevinck wrote: My wife wants one of these.
http://www.ylighting.com/blackjack-ligh ... light.html

It takes 4' T8 LED lamps. However in my quick bit of research i see that there are different types of T8 LED and i'm trying to confirm which i need.

It sounds like there are plug and play LED T8s that try to work correctly with existing flourescent fixtures with ballast. Then there are different LED T8s that work in fixtures with no ballast.

Looks like the fixture i'm thinking of buying has no ballast. So can i get either type of T8 or do i have to get the ones specifically for no ballast?

I assume this homedepot lamp is the plug and play variety. http://www.homedepot.ca/product/led-145 ... ght/400542

Once i figure out lamp compatablility, does anyone know of a place in Kitchener/Waterloo Ontario to get these things at a reasonable price?

Any thoughts appreciated.
Remember to bear in mind that they won't be as bright as regular tube lights. Your link is 1,600 lumens while standard T8 daylight is around 2,500 lumens. Not a big deal for most, but something to keep in mind.
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