Shedding more light on lights......
I looked at the Feit lights on the Costco site. Price has gone down since, just took another look, but still, at current pricing:
$28.00 per (2) 4' bulb fixture, not including freight. The 'local' store, 200 miles away, doesn't stock them, so freight is involved.
Advertised at "42 actual watts".
The LED bulbs I bought came out to a bit less than $9.00 a copy, but call it $18.00 per fixture just for giggles. Amazonian Prime....so no freight.
Measured wattage on my Amazonian LED's.... is 28 watts per fixture. That is measured....not advertised. I put an ammeter on 'em. Calc your own 'lectric bill savings.
It takes a whopping 15-20 minutes to remove the ballast & rewire.
I have (12) 4' lights.
That amounts to a savings of $10.00 a light, or $120.00 to convert the herd.
Why would I throw away the old lights? I fix things, it's what I am all about, and with a net savings of 10 bucks to fix each one....that's a no brainer.....to me. I don't charge myself by the hour!
And I get a warm fuzzy feeling when I save a buck or two! Leaves me cash to buy more tools....
"Use it up, wear it out, make it work, or do without." (My folks were depression era people)
If I was running a business....might be different....but I doubt it! I would probably buy a couple LED fixtures new, and rotate & convert as required....like I am doing now.
But that's just me!
Today's solutions are tomorrow's problems.