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Looking for Garage Lights

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by Fern, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. Jul 4, 2010 at 2:46 PM
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    Fern

    Fern [OP] TEXAS IS HOT!

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    Currently working on the garage. Need to put a 2nd coat of paint on the walls and ceiling and then gonna epoxy the floor dark blue. Its a 2 car garage. I'm debating on how many fluorescent shop lights to put up on the ceiling, 2 or 3 units that hold 2 bulbs each? Also which bulbs will be the brightest and generate more light throughout garage, T8 bulbs 5000k or 6500k OR T12 bulbs 5000k or 6500k? I started to look at lowes yesterday and gonna look online on home depot.
     
  2. Jul 4, 2010 at 2:54 PM
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    If you doing a garage man depending where you live. If it's not heated you want to use High Output type fixtures . They will light in the cold and they put out a lot more light per bulb than the regular house kind. Maybe cost more but worth the extra cash. Bulbs last way longer.

    You can get them depending again where you live in 8 foot or 4 foot bulbs.

    If you have the fixtures already then you want the kind from Phillips lighting called " More White ". Not sure the temperature. Let me look.
    5000 k. Pretty close to nature sunlight.
     
  3. Jul 4, 2010 at 2:58 PM
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    youll probably need more or want more then 2 or 3. in my 2 car garage i have four four tube 2x4 fluorescent light fixtures, they are T8 daylight bulbs,they give a nice clear bright light.
     
  4. Jul 4, 2010 at 3:02 PM
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    T8 is what i did. I put 3 fixtures in my oversized 2 car. 2 T8's per fixture. If your ceiling is white it will reflect a lot of light.

    Plenty of Light

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  5. Jul 4, 2010 at 3:32 PM
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    Fern [OP] TEXAS IS HOT!

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    Thats very bright! I love that! Are those 5k bulbs or 6500k?
    The ceiling is gonna be white, walls light blue and floor navy blue.
     
  6. Jul 4, 2010 at 3:41 PM
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    Those look like 5k bulbs. 6.5k are too blue. The more lights you have the less shadows you will have.
     
  7. Jul 4, 2010 at 3:47 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    in my garage.....2 car 24x32.........i installed 6 t12 lights(2 bulbs per light)8 footers........lights up my garage nicely.....high output, but pretty energy efficient if ya ask me.

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  8. Jul 4, 2010 at 9:14 PM
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    can u post a pic just to give a better picture.....
     
  9. Jul 4, 2010 at 9:37 PM
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    i'm not sure

    the white ceiling will help a ton. before i put the ceiling in i needed twice as many lights.
     
  10. Jul 6, 2010 at 9:50 AM
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    Fern [OP] TEXAS IS HOT!

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    Gonna have to go back to home depot for a 3rd light but I love the way it came out. Went with the diamond plate housing from home depot and T8 4100k bulbs. Its pretty damn bright in there. Now onto to get the floors started this weekend. :D
     
  11. Jul 6, 2010 at 8:49 PM
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    Looks good so far!!! Hey off topic but what area do you live in...or what areas are good to either rent or buy a house I'm lookIng to move to SA I just don't know where to start looking.
     
  12. Jul 19, 2010 at 4:01 PM
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    Fern [OP] TEXAS IS HOT!

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    Sorry never replied. Currently staying on NW side of Sa. Location is all dependant on where you'll work, inner or outer city, traffic conditions. Before this I lived 5 mins east of downtown and I loved it cause it was center of town. What exactly ya looking for as far as house and yard size?

    Update: Garage is for the most part DONE! It looks great. Ill post pics up tomorrow. :D
     
  13. Jul 21, 2010 at 9:19 PM
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    DONE!!!! :D:D:D:D:D:D

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  14. Jul 22, 2010 at 5:32 AM
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    yessirreee...doesn't it just make you want to have sex with your woman on it! VERY cool.
     
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    Wow the floor came out great!! Makes it look like a showroom. :woot:
     
  16. Jul 22, 2010 at 7:09 AM
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    It's definitly on our TO DO list for sex spots! ;)
    Thanks for the compliments fellas.
     
  17. Jul 22, 2010 at 6:30 PM
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    yessir that turned out pretty damn good eh
     
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    You will love the T-8's, They have electronic ballasts and they will last years longer, so will the lamps. The most important thing with any fluorscent fixture is GROUND it. I switched to the T-8's


    Love em!!
     
  20. Feb 1, 2011 at 4:50 PM
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    I have 2 car, used 2 T8 fixtures with 4 bulbs each.
     
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