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Jan 31, 2011 11:47 AM CST
Name: Critter (Jill)
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Our old kitchen fixture disintegrated last night, so we went out and replaced it with a T-8 fixture (old one took T-12 fluorescents). We got 5000K bulbs ("natural daylight" or some such), and we like the color of them. The new light is brighter, too, because with T-8's you get more lumens for less wattage. Looks OK, not fashionable by any means, but fine!

Good point about sharp edges when you cut off the base of the bulb... I'd probably go after it with the polishing bit of the dremel. And yes, it's good to find a way to securely hold anything you're working on with a rotary tool... towel is a good suggestion; hard to put a light bulb in a vise! LOL
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