I have a tractor storage barn & shop. I will be installing some overhead lighting in three work bays. I want to use fluorescent strip light fixtures. Here are my concerns with fluorescent lighting.
The barn is not heated. I'm here in South Carolina. Daytime winter temps can range from a low of 20 degrees to a high of 70 degrees. I would say that most mornings are around low 30's & we generally climb to a comfortable 60 on most any day.
I'm concerned that fluorescent does not work well in the lower temps but I've been told to use LED fluorescent lamps-four foot length & I will have no problems.
So if LED lamps will work what bulb size are these-T5 or T8? Also can I use any fixture or must I get fixtures designed for LED lamps. What's the difference between an LED specific fixture & an ordinary florescent fixture. I don't see myself ever needing light in the barn at night. But just in case I may hang one or two old fashion always ready incandescent light bulb fixtures.
With all the choices I really don't know what to do. Also, I don't need any fancy fixtures. This is a working storage shop. White tin & two bulbs per fixture is all I'm looking for. Home Depot appears to have the best prices so far, but I can't get a straight answer from them on the Led lamps. Can someone ad to this. Thanks!