garage lighting help

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Old 04-04-17, 09:26 AM
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garage lighting help

I am in the process of fixing up my garage. Looking for lights, I had some LED type strips that are 24" or so, but the light from them sucks something fierce. I'd need about 40 of these to get the light that I want.
My plan is to put 6 4' fluorescent fixtures, 3 over each stall. (2 car garage)
Thinking ahead though, if I do this now, am I going to be able to get replacement bulbs in the future? Since it seems like LED is all the new rage, doing away with incandescent bulbs, stuff like that.
I'm curious if I'm in the wrong thinking that going with fluorescent is a bad idea.

Also open to suggestions, I will be working on cars and tinkering in garage, my plan with the 6 4' 40W lamps is my target lighting.

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Old 04-04-17, 09:33 AM
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I would look again at LED's. As the fluorescents in my shop and warehouse die I am replacing them with LED. I'm using LED bulbs that are a direct replacement for fluorescent bulbs and they are brighter than the fluorescents I'm removing.

So, if you do want to go with fluorescent I'd install T8 fixtures using 48" bulbs. In the future if you want to switch to LED you can simply replace the bulbs. Most of these type bulbs allow you to disconnect the ballast and run the light straight off 120 VAC
 
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Old 04-04-17, 09:52 AM
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What LED are you using/replacing them with?
 
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