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Obsessed Garage Lighting

4 bulb? 6 bulb? lumens? What does it all mean?

The biggest factor in choosing the right lighting for your space is getting coverage as even as possible. You don't want to have shadowy areas or hot spots. Just nice and even lighting all throughout. Because of this, we look less at what the overall Lumen Output is in the space, and really base it more on what positioning and bulb count makes the most sense to get near our baseline. For a typical 2 car garage we like to go with 6 fixtures, basically 3 for each parking bay. This translates well to other larger spaces as we just scale it up or down and add more fixtures as needed.

The other big variable here that really helps determine how much light is in the space is the ceiling height. For 10ft and below, you definitely want to stick with the 4 bulb fixtures. For anything 12ft and higher, the 6 bulb is ideal. That middle ground is where we can go either way depending on how many fixtures have been chosen. If things are getting pretty dense, it may make more sense to go with the 4 bulb fixture. If the space is larger, but not quite large enough to add another row of fixtures, then bumping up to a 6 bulb can help a lot. 

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The biggest factor in choosing the right lighting for your space is getting coverage as even as possible. You don't want to have shadowy areas or hot spots. Just nice and even lighting all throughout. Because of this, we look less at what the overall Lumen Output is in the space, and really base it more on what positioning and bulb count makes the most sense to get near our baseline. For a typical 2 car garage we like to go with 6 fixtures, basically 3 for each parking bay. This translates well to other larger spaces as we just scale it up or down and add more fixtures as needed.

The other big variable here that really helps determine how much light is in the space is the ceiling height. For 10ft and below, you definitely want to stick with the 4 bulb fixtures. For anything 12ft and higher, the 6 bulb is ideal. That middle ground is where we can go either way depending on how many fixtures have been chosen. If things are getting pretty dense, it may make more sense to go with the 4 bulb fixture. If the space is larger, but not quite large enough to add another row of fixtures, then bumping up to a 6 bulb can help a lot. 

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The biggest factor in choosing the right lighting for your space is getting coverage as even as possible. You don't want to have shadowy areas or hot spots. Just nice and even lighting all throughout. Because of this, we look less at what the overall Lumen Output is in the space, and really base it more on what positioning and bulb count makes the most sense to get near our baseline. For a typical 2 car garage we like to go with 6 fixtures, basically 3 for each parking bay. This translates well to other larger spaces as we just scale it up or down and add more fixtures as needed.

The other big variable here that really helps determine how much light is in the space is the ceiling height. For 10ft and below, you definitely want to stick with the 4 bulb fixtures. For anything 12ft and higher, the 6 bulb is ideal. That middle ground is where we can go either way depending on how many fixtures have been chosen. If things are getting pretty dense, it may make more sense to go with the 4 bulb fixture. If the space is larger, but not quite large enough to add another row of fixtures, then bumping up to a 6 bulb can help a lot. 

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$129.00

To be completely honest, I still haven't found "the" lights for which I'm looking.  But for now, these are best we've got.  I know I'm not the only one that cares about garage lighting, so I'm going to continue to pursue improvement.  These are what I would classify as good.

If you have seen in some of my past videos the lights I've put in my 2 garages or in the LZ Garage project, these are much better.  I hadn't found these yet.  The good news is these include bulbs and are less expensive as a total package due to lack of ballasts.  They are still the typical 20 Gauge baked White Enamel Steel, but they have some reinforcement on the sides that make them a bit more sturdy.

They are single sided powered.  These include 5000K frosted LEDs.  They are a bit more palatable at 5000K for most people.  I would suggest trying 5000K then getting the more expensive 6000K higher CRI bulbs later.  As of now, I don't have access to those. 

These are technically high bay fixtures due to the reflectors, but we can use them in a normal height garage if placed properly.  That's why frosted LED tubes are necessary.  Here are the details that matter.

  • 4 Bulb Fixture
    • 4 Frosted, 22W Single-Sided 5000K Tubes included
    • Rated to draw 0.74A per fixture
    • 11,400 LED Lumen Output (21,660 Equivalent)
  • 6 Bulb Fixture
    • 6 Frosted, 22W Single-Sided 5000K Tubes Included
    • Rated to draw 1.2A per fixture
    • 17,100 LED Lumen Output (32,490 Equivalent)
  • Both 4 and 6 are 48" L x 13 7/8" W x 3 15/16" D
  • 110V Rated at 50,000+ Hours 80+ CRI
  • Surface Mountable or Chain Hung Capable

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