Something is not right. I just bought for $50 a 1x4 flourescent fixture to install in my basement. Unfortunately, I discovered that a planned ductwork change leaves me only 44 inches. So I went looking for a 1x2 fixture. The prices I'm getting quoted are $80-$230.
Surely, a fixture under $50 is available.
The alternative is to install Cans as in 2 minimum to match the 2600 lumen output.
DOES ANYONE KNOW OF A GOOD SOURCE OF FLOURESCENT FIXTURES?