I upgraded to T5. They are a huge improvement. The shop was all T12. I do have a T8 over my workbench and the T8 are lame compared to T5.I bought my lighting from electrical supply store who told me to recover added cost of LED lights would be in use 16 hours a day. That just does not happen in my shop which is why he directed me to T5's
Those LEDS are dirt cheap! However you cannot link them as per the instructions. The T5's I have are linkable. The LED here i looked at were $130 for a 2x4' fixture and I don't know if they were linkable.
Edited by Jazz, January 28, 2017 - 11:20 AM.