Can’t I use cheap fluorescent tubes rather than LEDs?
We don't recommend fluorescent lights, (even those with high-frequency ballasts to avoid 50Hz strobing):
They have a short operational life, a large amount of variation in brightness over their life and with ambient temperature.
They are generally non-industrial in design and are slow to turn on and reach maximum brightness.
This leads to unreliability of inspection, extra complexity in the software and a requirement to constantly alter settings or re-calibrate.