So I got my 4 bulb fixture a few days ago, but the retailer forgot to include the lights and electrical cord. They shipped them out to me free of charge and they got here today. So I popped them in, wired it up, and hung the fixture from my new rack.
I ALSO got a DSLR camera a week ago, so I decided to take some comparison pictures.
These 2 side shots were taken in manual mode at f5.6 1/80s first is the t12 fixture.
These perspective shots show the effect on my whole room (which is a mess) at f4.0 1/80s
And finally, shooting the lights directly in aperture priority mode, (so the camera adjusts for shutter speed) both at f8.0
Suffice to say, these new lights bathe my room in a white glow. I'm thinking about getting some mylar, attaching it to black cloth and creating curtains (black on the outside, shiny inside) for this thing, so I can have a little darkness later in the day.
That's the one i picked up. The 95% reflector really makes a difference.