Best lighting for Garage/ Workshop?

Old 01-31-05, 07:20 PM
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Best lighting for Garage/ Workshop?

Hello all:

I am in the process of renovating a 2 car garage (22d x 23w x 9.5h) and am trying to determine an optimal lighting system. The garage will be used to store one car and as a mini auto workshop.

Lighting requirements would be:
- bright "true" light with good overall coverage throught the garage
- x-tra, low hanging lighting above 2 workbenchs
- ability to have "full lighting" as well as a base lighting when I need to quickly run in and get something
- energy efficient (I'd like to keep cunsumption and my bills down)

Any thoughts?

You help is greatly appreciated.

... Oliver
Old 01-31-05, 11:55 PM
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Hi WeekendDIY'er,
- I use my garage as a workshop and the best light for my use is four fluorescent 'shop lights', about 4 ft from end walls and 2 ft. from side. On two switches. At each workbench (6) and at a drill station, I have an anglepoise lamp with a 100w. bulb. These each have independent switches.
It works well for even very intricate work, the anglepoise are situated so they can come right down to about 18" above any benchspace.

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