Garage Lighting + EV charger help needed

Old 03-04-18, 08:39 PM
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Garage Lighting + EV charger help needed

Hey Guys,

I am looking to upgrade the lighting in a 2 car, 440sqft garage. Ideally, I would like to use 6" cans for the flush look and because I have a low ceiling (9ft). I'm on the fence on how many cans I would need and so far leaning towards at least 8 of them. Too little? Maybe a combo of cans + troffers? The workbench will get it's own 4ft tube light.

On the subject of future EV charging, I am learning that today's chargers are using 40amps and tomorrow's charger @ 80amp (skipping 60amps altogether). Does this sound about right?

Thanks in advance.
Old 03-05-18, 01:09 AM
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I would highly recommend going with LED lighting for the garage vs cans, much more efficient .

Check eBay, they make 4' and 8' strip lights that are refereed as cooler lighting, a strip light in a low profile fixture vs a more common florescent tube type.

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