Welcome, reddit friends!
Thanks for your interest.
To read the story of how I came to have all of these tubes, check out my original reddit post on them from August of last year. While the mods locked the thread after just 12 hours, I was still able to share the love with many dozen redditors. I reposted them mid-April of this year, and took care of dozens more folks. Those threads contain lots of information about the tubes that isn't listed here, so you may want to revisit them and read up a little. Also, be sure to see the reviews on here, mostly from other redditors. I'm looking forward to helping you drop your power bill and improve your lighting.
As they say, "But wait! There's MORE!":
From now through 11:59pm ET Saturday, April 28, 2018, 100% of all proceeds (not shipping) from the sale of these lights on CueSight will be donated to the GlobalGiving Foundation's Puerto Rico & Caribbean Hurricane Relief Fund.
After that, 10% of all proceeds will go to the fund, until all of these LEDs are gone.
I'm very happy to have this opportunity to help you, and to help those in need.
Scott Taylor, President
Sterling Gaming, Inc., d/b/a CueSight.com
PS: If anyone needs just 10, and is closer to East Lansing, Michigan than North Carolina, /u/McZwick bought more than he needed from me. I'll connect y'all and help you save even more on shipping. Also, here's a heads-up: we have some of these being fulfilled by Amazon, and apparently they have a couple with damaged outer cartons for crazy-cheap.
This is a package of twelve LED tubes which replace your existing fluorescent tubes and ballasts.
This is a liquidation item; only approximately 15,000 remain of the original 22,000 I had.
These lights were sold by Office Depot, Staples, and other places for $39.99 to $44.99.
Original manufacturer warranty: 5 years; OUR warranty: 10 years!
Due to bankruptcy, these tubes were obtained by us at auction. These tubes fit in place of four-foot (4', 4ft) fluorescent tubes. They replace F48T12, F48T10, and F48T8 fluorescent lights.
These tubes are ultra-efficient, at only 15 Watts each. That translates to over $8.75 in savings on your electricity bill, per tube, per year over fluorescent lights!
If you are comparison shopping against other LED tubes. these save you $1.05 a year over 18 Watt (18W) LED tubes. (These numbers use the 2017 National average electricity cost, and assume 8 hours of use per day.)
For maximum brightness, these tubes have a clear cover.
These lamps replace all common (T8, T10, or T12) lamps.
These tubes happily accept household or commercial voltage (120v) as well as industrial lighting voltage (277v).
Please note that these lamps are directly powered by mains voltage; ballasts and starters are no longer needed, and must be bypassed. (Easily done; free live phone support based in Charlotte, NC available to help though, if needed.)
Two of these tubes will also replace an eight-foot tube, though an inexpensive conversion kit is required. We used these kits (PDF) to adapt our warehouse fixtures. They are from Engineered Products Co., and cost about $8.
These tubes are mercury and lead free and do not produce any UV or IR light.
Changing your fluorescent tubes to higher efficiency LED lamps will reduce your electric bill significantly, while helping to preserve our environment.
WE ARE HERE TO HELP! We replaced all of our own fluorescents with LEDs, and will be happy to walk you through your change-out. Please, if you have a question, ask us! We'll respond very quickly, as long as it isn't in the dead of night. Our staff are based in Charlotte, NC, and are good, helpful folks.
Other DetailsShould any of these tubes fail within 10 years of your purchase, we've got your back! We will replace them, or refund you the purchase price, without any hassle. I WANT YOU TO BE HAPPY! Email us or call us if you need any help installing these, or have any questions at all.
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I ordered 24 tubes that were shipped the same day and arrived the next. They are exactly as described - new-in-box, well-constructed, and there is a diagram on the side of the box that shows how to reconfigure the fixture.
I initially replaced 8 tubes and all were at least as bright as the originals (probably brighter, actually), silent, and the individual LEDs were not discernible once the diffuser was put back on. Even without the diffuser, they LEDs weren't objectionable.
More importantly for me, the new tubes are RFI-quiet. I'm an amateur radio operator, and the old ballasts and tubes created a huge hash of interference on 6m in particular. These tubes are radio-quiet - I tested them to be sure.
I ordered the original 24 on a whim from work before actually counting how many I needed at home - it turns out I was going to be a few short so I ordered another 24. Got 'em the next day as well.
Scott has been very communicative and has offered support on how to rewire the fixture and other helpful hints.
If you need LED tubes, these are a great deal!
they arrived safe and sound. Thanks again!
Appreciate the customer service!
I can vouch for this. I ordered 24 bulbs and they were delivered quickly and are exactly what is advertised. Install is quick and easy, and OP seems super friendly and is willing to help with any issues.
I'm still installing my bulbs but so far they're working great and seem to be an improvement over my old 32w fluorescent bulbs.
Got them and already installed 10; will be installing the last 2 tonight. Thanks!
So far, so good! Installed 14 of these bulbs in my garage a couple weeks ago. Bypassing the ballast was easy, these lights are bright and work great! Very happy, and they were way cheaper than the big box stores!
Just posting to add to vis - but this is great! You are a really nice person.
I can vouch for the seller also. Two boxes ordered, two boxes received in quick time, in good condition. Replaced the tubes in 6 fixtures, and shared the remainder with a friend who had a few in his garage.
Rewiring the fixture is trivial, and the tubes are bright enough to light the workshop I have.
I just wanted to chime in, I purchased two cases of these bulbs from Scott from his original post on /r/homeimprovement 8 months ago.
Shipping was prompt and they arrived in sealed boxes in perfect condition.
Bypassing the ballast for the installation is a quick & easy job. All together I probably spent 30-45 minutes replacing twelve bulbs in three fixtures. Bypassing the ballast for the installation is a quick & easy job. All together I probably spent 30-45 minutes replacing twelve bulbs in three fixtures.
So far, I absolutely love them. Instant on and off instead of the flickering nonsense and 'ramp-up' regular florescents tend to have. They are SUPER bright, way brighter than the old T12 bulbs they replaced. Color temperature is 5000k or what would probably be described as "daylight" (pure white).
For what it's worth, I can vouch for this seller and the LED tubes. I bought a lot a while back from him and installed them in my basement. The shipping was quick, the deal was good, and the LED tubes produce light as they should. I have had no issues with the tubes and installing them was pretty simple after I did one, the rest were a quick install. If I had more lights to retrofit, I would buy more but I got all I needed.
Had no issues with them. still have a few leftover since I didnâ€™t need all of them but good to have some backups.
Just what I wanted very bright packed well and came on time.