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Lithonia Lighting

Model 1233 SHOPLIGHT

Internet #203081577

Store SKU #419234

2-Light White T12 Fluorescent Shop Light

$12.97 /each
  • 4-3/4 in. reflector
  • 5 ft. power cord
  • Requires two 40-Watt T12 fluorescent bulbs (sold separately)

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Product Overview

The 2-Light White T12 Fluorescent Shop light from Lithonia Lighting comes fully assembled and ready to install. Mounting chain and hardware are included for easy, plug-in operation. It is the perfect task lighting solution for your garage, workshop or storage area.

  • Energy efficient T12 fluorescent technology
  • 4-3/4 in. reflector
  • Durable steel housing
  • Requires two 40-Watt T12 fluorescent linear bulbs (sold separately)
  • For use with non-dimmable switches only
  • CUL listed to US and Canadian safety standards
  • Chain mount from ceiling using included hardware
  • 5 ft. power cord
  • Starts reliably down to 60 Degree Fahrenheit
  • Note: product may vary by store

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will t-12 lamp and t-8 lamps interchange

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August 28, 2012
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March 31, 2016
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The ballast is rated for a 40 watt t12 bulb. T12 bulbs are also available in 34 watt but they will not work. T8 bulbs are 32 Watts and will not work either. Always match the bulb to the ballast. They might light, but the life of the bulb and ballast will be extremely shortened.
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October 23, 2014
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The T12 and T 8 bulbs will interchange physically in the fixture..........BUT......the ballast are DIFFERENT and using the wrong bulb will blow the ballast........use the correct bulb for your fixture.
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September 21, 2014
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I wouldn't think efficently. And t12 may not have clearence to fit in t8 housing. t12 were meant for the old magnetic ballast vs t8 made for electronic ballast. However I believe both will work with electronic ballast. t12 bulb is 1.5 inch t8 is 1 inch dia. My best guess. I'm sure google can find you a answer.
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September 6, 2014
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No.
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September 2, 2014
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As long as the lamps fit, They should work, But with design changes in the industry, some models may not work. Just try it and see if they light. There should not be problem with heat. The worst thing that can happen is the electronics or lamp may fail. Being made in China It could stop working any time regardless of what you do.
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May 29, 2014
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The unit is wired for T12 bulbs. T8 bulbs use a different ballast and wiring to the tombstones. I don't know if T8 bulbs would work but I wouldn't try it. You are better off buying a T8 fixture.
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February 23, 2014
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Yes, physically they fit fine. T12s are bigger, so the T8s will fit fine. However, there is the matter of the ballast and I know nothing about that. I can tell you this much, I tried to install a T12 and a T8 in one and the T8 flickered considerably so I had to remove it. If I had installed two T8s would it still have flickered, don't know, just thought of it.
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February 5, 2014
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I don't know the answer to that, Check with your local Home Depot Customer Representative.
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January 21, 2014
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No - if memory serves the T8s are much smaller around than the T12s. NOT interchangable.
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Yes and No. They are the same as far as ends, watts and length. But the T-8 is smaller in dia. than the T-12.
So a T-8 can replace a T-12 in a pinch, but a T-12 will not fit in place of a T-8. The fixture for a T-8 is smaller clearances as a T-8 is around a inch in dia. T-12 are over a inch in dia.
Make sure the tube is what the ballast is rated for.
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February 22, 2013
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No, they are different as the T12 has 4 prongs (two at each end).
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August 29, 2012
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T-8's and T-12's are interchangeable as long as the ballast is rated for the wattage lamp you are trying to install. T-8's and T-12's are the same length for a given length bulb, the numbers after the "T" (-8, -12) indicate a difference in diameter.
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August 28, 2012
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This fixture calls specifically for T12 lamps only.
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Can this be flush mounted? Or does it have to hang?

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June 19, 2016
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Do yourself a favor and buy this fixture, gut the ballast and tombstones from it, replace with direct wire 4ft LED bulbs. Four of those bulbs with new tombstones can be had for under 45 online. Then you'll have no worries about the terrible ballast, instant on (no start up time), the LEDs last forever and you'll have less heat to worry about when ceiling mounting.
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October 23, 2014
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It says they are to be hung but they can be flush mounted I used a block to stand them off 3/4 inch and put your screws through the block...leaves an airspace...no problem...
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September 2, 2014
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Because of the design it is a bit of a challenge to flush mount. But with a little ingenuity, it can be done.
I did it with a hung ceiling.
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May 29, 2014
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there are a few holes on top to hang the chains. If you are handy then you probably could use the holes to mount it flush to a ceiling. I use 2 'S' hangers from a beam in my basement which makes it hang very close to the beam. That's flush enough for me...
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May 2, 2014
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Well Robert, they don't give off alot of heat so you wouldn't have to worry about fire it you flush mounted, but there are no pre-set holes to do so. Now if you're handy you COULD get around that, however they are NOT heavy duty metal, bend very easily and you might really screw them up...both literally and figuratively. Frankly these weren't made to be flush mounted.
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February 5, 2014
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The one I purchased can either be hung or flush mounted. To mount it flush, you need to be careful in taking off the panel and then replacing it being careful not to catch the internal wiring.
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January 21, 2014
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Robert -- Packaging says this one has to hang. Hope this helps.
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I have flush mounted these type of fixtures in the past. You need to remove the cover and I just screw right though the sheet metal back. Some unit get very hot when running, so I would plug it in and let it run a few hrs and see how hot it gets.
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Will they be enclosed or just on the ceiling? This will make a difference in cooling as the heat is not trapped just mounted on the ceiling.
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I have flush mounted these type of fixtures in the past. You need to remove the cover and I just screw right though the sheet metal back. Some unit get very hot when running, so I would plug it in and let it run a few hrs and see how hot it gets.
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Will they be enclosed or just on the ceiling? This will make a difference in cooling as the heat is not trapped just mounted on the ceiling.
There are fixtures that have slots just for mounting them flush and enclosed. They are rated to be flush mount and enclosed. Indoor kitchen lights come to mind, I have installed them both flush and enclosed recess lights, they have holes in them to screw though. Read Less
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October 8, 2013
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Either/or
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New York, NY, USA
September 30, 2013
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flush mounted,not really.the ones I have I made frames for the two shop lights to hold them in the ceiling,but they still look like shop lights hanging.even put a lens under them.
the other two shop lights just hang tight to the ceiling.
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February 22, 2013
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It can be flush mounted if it is modified. There are a couple holes for screws and the cord comes out at the end of the fixture but it is a real chore to modify it for flush mounting.
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August 29, 2012
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The directions state that they must be suspended, and hooks and chains are provided with the instructions. However, the top of the housing has a dimple protruding from it at each end that appears to function as a small stand-off. I installed mine directly to the surface with one screw and fender washer at each end of the fixture with no problems encountered.
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August 6, 2012
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This fixture must be hung to allow air flow.
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Are these light direct wire or plug in?

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September 2, 2012
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October 23, 2014
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Did you read the description or the spec's ??? they are 3 prong plug in....
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May 2, 2014
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"plug" in with 3 prong plug
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February 18, 2014
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plug in. You COULD make them direct wire, but it's easier to just put in a box and outlet where you want it. Especially as the cheap ballasts won't last as long as the bulbs!!
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February 5, 2014
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The one I purchased is a plug in.
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January 21, 2014
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John - Plug in. Hope this helps.
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These fixtures come with a 5 foot cord that plugs in.
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They come plug-in but can be changed to hard-wire with no problems.
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September 12, 2013
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They are plug in.
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August 21, 2013
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Plug-in
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February 26, 2013
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plug in
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McMurray, PA, USA
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February 22, 2013
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They are plug-in with a 5 foot cord.
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September 5, 2012
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This fixture comes with a 5' power cord, so no wiring is required.
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what is the replacement ballast--mine keeps going out and I keep replaceing the whole fixture ?

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August 24, 2015
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You're better off replacing the entire fixture because I researched the price of the ballast and it's almost the same price of the fixture!
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Replacement ballasts don't really exist - if you spec a third party replacement you'll find that they cost approximately $12 on sites like amazon. In other words, more than the fixture is worth. Take my advice and buy a better fixture in the first place. These usually only last two years with factory ballasts!
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December 9, 2014
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Actually while I don't know this to be a fact I read in one of the customer reviews that it is cheaper to buy the entire fixture...the person writing the review said he found the ballasts were more expensive than the entire new unit.
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November 25, 2014
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This is a cheap unit and not worth replacing it or the ballast. Mine lasted two weeks and I took it back.
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November 4, 2014
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Not quite sure what your problem is. How many times has this happened? It seems unlikely that you would get several bad ballasts in a row. I suspect you have some sort of an electrical issue outside the fixture. Sorry I couldn't be more help
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October 23, 2014
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Are you using the correct bulbs in your fixtures??? T12 fixtures require T 12 bulbs.. T8 and T12 bulbs will fit in the same fixture but the difference is the ballast, wrong bulb will ruin the ballast. Take the bulbs out and remove the two screws and remove cover and get the number off the ballast....un plug the fixture first..
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Is your fixture in a place that gets or stays cold? You my need a cold start ballast. The ballast charges the mercury vapor inside the tube which in turn causes the internal coating on the tube to glow creating usable light. Ballast can cost more then a new fixture. Compare before you buy, and make sure if you need cold start that you buy cold start or it will fail too.
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It's Keystone Technologies Part #240TPES but these are $12 on E-bay so you might as well get a whole new light for the same price. If your light is less than two years old write Keystone Technologies and e-mail and make a warrantee claim. You can google Keystone Technologies to get their contact info.
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Ballasts are now made in China. A replacement ballast. costs more than a whole fixture. It's absurd. So replace the fixture. Just in case you have one: A (dual lamp 40 watts each) instant start (no starter) generic ballast would work.
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I called Keystone Ballast---There is NO Replacement Ballast for this
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June 11, 2014
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You will need to look on the ballast for the ballast manufacturer and catalog # . If it is a Keystone ballast you may contact Keystone for a replacement at 800-464-2680. Fixture is offered with an one year warranty.
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Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 201 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great for the price I bought two of these to replace older, heavier hanging fluorescent light fixtures in my garage that worked spotty at best. I had both new lights installed in less then 20 minutes, with the assistance of a 5' step ladder (I used the old lights' hooks to hang these on). They light up right away, unlike older fixtures that seem to "fizzle" for some seconds before lighting up fully. For well under $20 each, can't beat them! May 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Shop light Works very well. The bulbs light immediately. Easy to install August 16, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good for the price..... This a great buy for the price, it works well, lighting is very good. August 9, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Disappointed The light I wanted wasn't in stock or not made, the HD Employee didn't know. It was of poor construction but will suffice for now August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent Shop Light, well priced, had to wire in a pull switch to turn it on and off. Excellent Shop Light, well priced, had to wire in a pull switch to turn it on and off. Starts up fast, no flicker. Good value. August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Product for a Great Price I originally purchased 3 of these for a seed-starting station, and have since purchased 2 more when I realized I needed 2 lights per shelf! Because I'm using plant lights in these to start seeds, I'm running them about 14 hours a day, 7 days a week. They've been running like that for 3 weeks so far, and I have yet to have an issue with any of them. Every one I've bought has worked right out of the box, and *knock on wood* none of the ballasts have blown so far. They're not exactly pretty, but you don't expect pretty in a shop light. My only complaint, and it's rather particular to my use of them, is that it's really not easy to adjust the hanging height and/or move around as needed. It's only a big deal for me because as I've tried to figure out the best setup for my propagation station, I've had to constantly adjust their height and move them around. That gets a little frustrating. March 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best 20 dollar buy ever great value. ready to use our of the box, hung in less than 5 minutes, bulbs in and on in less than 10 minutes. August 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Why pay more? This shop lights is very quiet, arrived in perfect condition and ready to install!!! July 26, 2016
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