now, i know fluorescent lighting isn't usually too warm and cozy, and some people just dont like it, but in a world where battery power conservation is of somewhat major importance, would fluorescent lighting be the way to go for an energy efficient TD or TTT?
has anyone dabbled in the realm low voltage Fluorescent lighting ( http://www.lighting.spimin.com/LVFluorescent.shtml
would it make more sense to purchase something from the link above and run straight off a battery system?
Or would one be better off using a 120v fluorescent fixture run off a XXXX watt 12v 120v inverter?
are there power losses involved in using the inverter?
my TD would have an inverter anyway for HV power outlets, but would it be worth my while to run a lighting system straight off the 12v batts?
i will not do LV incandescent lighting. in my experience as an electrician it has not been very reliable. it seems because LV incandescent bulbs require a higher amount of current, they tend to burn out faster, as higher current usually means higher heat.
are there such things as 24v inverters? does anyone run a 24v system with two 12v batteries?
okay, i think i've rambled long enough.
any and all input is greatly appreciated!!!