T10/T12 interchangeable

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by brodylane1122, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. brodylane1122Well Known MemberMember

    So, I have an old strip light that uses 48" T10 bulbs. Of course, those are not as easy to find nowadays. From what little I've read, T12's and T10's are interchangeable. Is this true? I hope so, because T12's are a heck of a lot easier to find. Anybody know?
  2. Akari_32Fishlore LegendMember

    The prongs are the same width apart, so as long as you have the room in the fixture you can switch them out. The bulb may not last as long, or may even last longer, who knows.