said by tschmidt:
I am intrigued by LED lighting but think that tubular form should use a different connector then standard T8/T12 bulbs since they are not compatible.
I agree with that fully. Not sure what happens if you plug a standard T12 or T8 tube into a socket that has been re-wired for direct 120 volt line voltage!
The only thing good about it that I could see (other than the cost savings) was the fact that the LED lamp would simply not light if you insert a new one backwards.
I guess you could wire both end sockets with line voltage so it would not matter which way you insert the LED tube. The tube I looked at had dummy pins (still brass pins) on the non powered end. They did not go to internally.