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Fluorescent Light Fixtures Buyer’s Tips

By Tom Wachtel

If you’re looking for a great means of bright lighting, fluorescent lighting can do a great job at serving your objectives. These are highly effective when it comes to getting the job done in lighting up a space, and they’re highly affordable if you look in the right places.

Many people simply buy the first things they look at when buying fluorescent lighting, so I thought an article with a few tips might be useful to you as there are definitely some features that may be of interest to you, in addition to others worth avoiding.

Without further ado, here are some things you’ll want to look out for.

The first thing to consider on your list will be how energy efficient the fluorescent lights you buy are. Most of them will speak to these benefits in the product description, and you want bulbs that last you as long as they can.

This is an obvious one since we’re dealing with lighting here, but the brightness of any fluorescent light bulbs that you buy is important too. This is sometimes hard to fully grasp when you’re doing your shopping on the web, so the best means of extracting this information is to see what kind of feedback other owners are leaving.

The next factor on my list will be the actual placement of your fluorescent light fixtures. The positioning of these will have a tremendous impact on how the light actually looks in your room. Don’t make them too low, don’t make them too high, and make sure the angle is right. You can play around with this a bit before firmly placing the fixtures.

Dimming features. While most fluorescent lights aren’t known to come with dimming abilities, there are some that do.

Run a search for dimming fluorescent light fixtures if you’re interested in them, and you’ll find that they do exist. You’ll simply have spend a little extra money for this additional feature.

Learn about fluorescent lighting covers and other accessories at this author’s website.

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Wachtel, Tom "Fluorescent Light Fixtures Buyer’s Tips." Fluorescent Light Fixtures Buyer’s Tips. 2 Jul. 2010. 7 Oct 2014 <>.

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