Anyone have any experience with the slim T4 or T5 fluorescent fixtures?
On paper, I'm leaning to T4s. It seems T4s have really caught on in Europe but are still quite rare here in the US.
Shopping for fixtures, it appears most are essentially the same with little to diffentiate them.
Regarding tubes, I've seen various discussions which hint that all the major brands of bulbs (GE, Philips, Sylvania) are all manufactured by the same Chinese plants. Anyone know if this is true? I've had bad luck with off brands of CFLs (specifically Lights of America - terrible life) compared to mainstream such as GE.
Thanks for the input!