If you have a workshop, or a garage, it should be convenient and good-looking. A good lighting is a must in order to have a good access to the socket sizes, or to find a screw that may be hidden behind the tool chest. There are a lot of good garage lights that may be used for the commercial and residential work spaces.
You can find different lighting options on the market, and various types of the light fixture. We are going to show you the best options, so that you could able to choose the proper lighting for your needs and preferences.
One can face a great variety of the lighting ideas for the garage, if the multiple tasks are set. But if you are going to work on car, woodwork, repair some appliances, or just want to clearly see what is in the storage track, it is rather difficult to make a right choice.
|7.5" x 6.6" x 4.9"|
|7.5" x 6.5" x 4.8"|
|10.6" x 9.8" x 4.3"|
5000K Crystal White Glow
|49.5" x 3.2" x 3"|
|50" x 19" x 12"|
|47.4" x 4.7" x 4"|
|50" x 14" x 6"|
4000K Neutral White
|48" x 6.5" x 1.6"|
Choosing a perfect lighting for your own workshop or garage, you may face some factors. You will have to consider many characteristics (for instance, lumen, or ratings of the color temperature), and will have to choose among different sizes and types. We would like to provide you with some essential points while picking up a perfect lighting for your garage.
LED vs Fluorescent – Which is Better?
Nowadays, the market offers a variety of the bulb types but the most popular are still fluorescent and LED. And as you know, LED is a leading light bulb type by all odds. For instance, LED bulbs help to save the energy bill because they use a power fraction. They also may boast a long servicing time and a long durability keeping the brightness. The bulbs with LED light do not run hot even if you leave it on for a week or so. Moreover, the LED light is easily recycled compared to fluorescent bulbs, and it means that they are environmentally friendly.
Does Lumen per square foot matter?
There is an opinion that the brighter the light is, the better it is. Well, it depends on a situation. For instance, if you are looking for a good light for work, over 8,000 lumen is not a good idea because the reflection is going to blind you and it may affect the working efficiency.
As you know, foot-candles are a metric equivalent of lumens, and this information may be found on every light source today. To calculate your need in foot-candles, you should divide the number by 0.929, and this way you will have the lumen equivalent.
20 lumens per square foot is a golden standard for ceiling-mounted lights. 5,000 lumens are needed for the common 250 square foot space in order to have a good lighting. If your workshop has the same size, take 5,500 to 6,000 lumens to have a bright space, and do not get over 8,000 lumens.
Best color temperature (Kelvin) for garage
Color temperature is an essential factor during a choice of the lighting. This characteristic does not reflect the temperature of the bulb but the types of light waves and tint may be affected. In general, a range between 4000K to 7000K will do. This range corresponds to the natural light and gives different color emission, if you keep a prism to it.