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My shop used to have 5 T-12 (96" X 2 cfl) fixtures. I'm down to just 2 having replaced the others with 48" X 2 LED fixtures. The result...more/brighter light with smaller bulbs and less energy...and no buzzing or flickering!
Around the house, any new fixtures/bulbs will be LED. They cost a little more, but they don't burn hot (waste energy) and last longer. For just a little more, I can get a smart bulb controllable via one the three Alexas or smartphone/app.
Edit: My first inclination was to do what you are doing...keep the fixture and replace the bulb with led. The only kits I could find for 96'' bulbs with the right tips were outrageously expensive, especially considering I wanted to do them all. The complete 48" fixture was half the cost as a single replacement bulb and put out plenty of light so the old fixtures, ballasts and all, were sent to the landfill.
I tried CFLs and hated them. I have though replaced most of my regular bulbs with LED and I'll never look back. The only issue I ran into, and it might be different now or the brand I had at the time, is that the LED bulbs interfered with my garage door opener.
I replaced all of the fluorescent tubes in my garage/shop with LED tubes a few years back (and added more locations). SO much brighter, no flicker, and still have not seen a failure. Beware however, that not all LED tubes are wired the same. It can vary by manufacturer. Some want leads on one end only, while some require one lead each at either end, and there is often no documentation/guidance regarding this. (You'll know pretty quickly upon applying power.)
So, best bet is to stick with a single manufacturer and purchase extras.
Be happy, go there, do your best and go back home with peace of conscience
If they reject you afterwars and you know you are good, their loss. You will find another thing.
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
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Reality check - maybe you need to improve your skills, or only apply for jobs that you're qualified for.
".45 ACP - because shooting twice is just silly" - JSOP, 2010 ----- You can never have too much ammo - unless you're swimming, or on fire. - JSOP, 2010 ----- When you pry the gun from my cold dead hands, be careful - the barrel will be very hot. - JSOP, 2013
New secretary? Beware the double application form. Since you filled out the first one ...
IF you have to go through that again, for instance, she hands you a form which you've already filled out, ask to see the first one and say "I have some information to add to it". IF it is the actual record (which is what you want really) ... take it and proceed to your seat to "fill it out/alter it".
Spill coffee on it and smudge chocolate bar (if you have one; consider THIS tip a warning). Go back and explain the problem and ask for a brand new application form.
Chances are you've got your original now plus a new form ... head for the in-door.
Leave. Run past security. Exit building.
Technically, you haven't been rejected and you've, for all intents and purposes, added to the list of things you've done, snatched your personal information from the talons of a bird who file-pads for a living and is now failing at her job. AND you can now deal with rejection and have something positive to think about ... why rejection can be so sweet!
(Practically a true story)
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