Can I use 2 tubes in a 4-tube fixture?
I just bought your “centric daylight, full spectrum, flicker-free T-8 in the 4-pack. I love the color of the light, but 4-tubes make it too bright. Is it ok to just use 2 tubes in the fixture? It’s the shop light style, covered with acrylic. It hangs a couple of inches below the ceiling, NOT recessed in the ceiling. We’ve had led tube lights from Lowe’s in it for 3 years but didn’t like the warm color of the tubes we had. So can we just install two tubes?
Based on experience, we have found that most fluorescent fixtures allow for operation while only being partially filled with tube lights.
As such, utilizing only two units within your four-bulb fixture should prove to be safe for operation. That being said, we would likely recommend looking for the light fixture user guide online, likely published on the manufacturer's website, to ensure functionality.
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