FYI.......Lights out for the T12 Fluorescent Lamp

Lights Out for T12 Fluorescent Lamps
As of July 1, 2010, a U.S. Department of Energy mandate states that the
magnetic ballasts used in many T12 fixtures will no longer be produced for
commercial and industrial applications. Also, many T12 lamps will be phased
out of production beginning in July 2012. Now is the time to replace or
retrofit your T12 fixtures with more energy-efficient technology, and the BGE
Smart Energy Savers ProgramSM
is here to help.
The above is from Baltimore Gas and Light which does a great job explaining the T12 Fluorescent phase out. Here is the link:
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