T8 Light Fixtures
I have a 4-shelf light garden that I am using the T8 light fixtures from Home Depot on and I was wondering if any one else was having the same problem that I am having. I've been using them for about 2 years now and really like the looks of my plants, but I am having to replace a fixture about every 3 - 4 months because it just quits working. Has anyone else had this problem? I am on my 3rd light fixture on some shelves! I have one out right now and I am going back to the T12 fixtures because the T8 fixtures aren't worth the cost of replacing every 3 or 4 months.
We built our 2 light stands ourselves; mine has 4 shelves(full of gessies & Orchids) and his has 3 shelves(full of Orchids). His still has a T12 fixture that has been in use for about 6 years. When we installed all the fixtures we attached them to each shelf; then fixed them so that all the fixtures on each stand runs to one cord and that is plugged into a 12-hour timer. Thanks for any feedback!