Recommendations for Garage Lighting

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Re: Recommendations for Garage Lighting

Post by 92kk k100lt 193214 » Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:05 am

Fluorescents deteriorate and reduce with age.
They also get condensation and dust on the tube reducing light by as much as 50%
They also depend on having a good reflector behind them. Of course condensation and dust affects that too.
Cold affects the tube AND the electrical voltages.
Cole weather also increase electrical demand and your voltage drops. Legal requirement over here is advertised voltage parameters are plus or minus 6%. In cold you will lose that 6% due to mix of increased demand and other factors.

LED is way to go now.
Better light, no flickering effect,
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Re: Recommendations for Garage Lighting

Post by Peirre » Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:28 am

You budget and lighting requirements for what you do in the garage will dictate what you fit. Personally I’d fit more than needed, inc several movable led spot rails along the walls

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Re: Recommendations for Garage Lighting

Post by bowber » Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:31 am

Petethefeet wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:26 pm
I have been using two 600 x 600mm flat LED panels , with a 'daylight' colour, they are great, very little shadows almost like having a skylight and I think they were only about £20. They are screwed between two battens screwed to the ceiling and the powered via a small transformer.
Mine are similar but I prefer the rectangles 300x1200mm, like you said, they are like having a skylight.

Steve

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