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    Default Re: I need new lights for my garage. What do you have, and what should I get?

    Your guy spec'd out 9, 4 bulb T 5 fixtures....lets assume he's talking about 4ft bulbs, and a standard t5 bulb uses 54watts to produce 4000 lumens.

    So your guy suggests 144,000 lumens of light. ( just under 2000 watts)

    Personally, I wouldn't bother with T5s. I'd either save my money and go with T8's or jump up to LED.

    I'm hesitant on LED's becasue I haven't seen the build quality and life out of them they they seem to promise. combine that with having to replace the whole fixture when it dies, seems very wastefull

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    Default Re: I need new lights for my garage. What do you have, and what should I get?

    Im using these fixtures in my shop.

    EnviroLite 8 ft. 4-Light White Industrial LED White Strip Light with T8 LED 5K Tubes-ST74T185 - The Home Depot

    8 fixtures, with 4 x 4 T8 LED tubes, mounted on chains 16 above shop floor.
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    Default Re: I need new lights for my garage. What do you have, and what should I get?

    I have specd the following for my 40x60 shop-5 rows of 3 lights-each row separately switched. LED Dome High Bay, 139 Watts, 140 lumens/watt (19,448 lumens), 5700K color temperature.

    I anticipate adding some additional, local, shop style tube fixtures at specific locations.

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    Default Re: I need new lights for my garage. What do you have, and what should I get?

    I've got a similar sized shop and switched from 4x sodium high bays to 4x 8 bulb 4 foot T8 CF. I've swapped out the CF with LED T8's from Costco and they are instant on, super bright and no flicker.

    The LED's are brighter and faster than the sodiums/CF and I cut my lighting power consumption from 2 kW/hr down to 0.5 kW/hr.

    I would recommend the tube style LED's - so far no problems 2+ years. I've had more burnouts with the CF bulbs and ballasts.

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    Default Re: I need new lights for my garage. What do you have, and what should I get?

    A normal shop fluorescent 2 tube shop light puts out approximately 5000 lumens when the white fixture is squeaky clean/reflective and the top of the bulb is not dirty. As everything gets covered in dirt, eventually this drops down accordingly. The bottom of the bulb usually stays reasonably clean, depending. I had tons of fixtures in use in my barn, and just gutted them/rewired for LED. I put in two Barrina 4' 6000K 2500lumen bulbs into each old fixture, currently about $7.50 a bulb. The LED point down, and stay pretty clean, with all the available lumens pointing down where you want them. When I add new fixtures, I buy cheap shop lights at Home Depot [$14, well built metal wise, with old school tombstone end connectors that last], gut/rewire them, and put the bulbs in. I have all my 40x80 pole barn switched over to LED, and I really like the sun like brightness of the 5-6000K LED's.

    Barrina T8 T1 T12 LED Light Tube, 4FT, 22W, 6K (Super Bright White), 26 Lumens, Dual-End Powered, Clear Cover, T8 T1 T12 Fluorescent Light Bulbs Replacement, 16-Pack - - Amazon.com
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    Default Re: I need new lights for my garage. What do you have, and what should I get?

    My electrician already bid conduit/installation for 9 fixtures. I would change if needed, but it seems a really bright fixture (times 9) might be very acceptable. I'm seriously looking at these:

    Premium LED Linear High Bay - 3, Lumens | E-HLD3 Series | 5K
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    Default Re: I need new lights for my garage. What do you have, and what should I get?

    So LED's (and pretty much everything else in this world) is manufactured in China. I buy from Ebay all the time and get quality lights... if you want the floursecent tube version there are lots to choose from for around $8 a tube. Also, there are some new lights, ones designed for arenas and such that I am looking at...
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    Default Re: I need new lights for my garage. What do you have, and what should I get?

    Depending on what you plan on doing it in the garage. If it is just parking and storage you might get by with those lights, each one would be covering a 20'X20' area. If you plan on doing any work I think you might be disappointed. I have 8 8' fluorescent fixtures in my 36'X48' stables. Each fixture has 4 T8 bulbs and covers an 12'X18' area.

    I need new lights for my garage. What do you have, and what should I get?-100_0962-jpg
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    Default Re: I need new lights for my garage. What do you have, and what should I get?

    Here's a $100, 200 W high Bay LED. You could but one as an experiment. If you are only wired for 9 fixtures, they will have to be very bright, the right angles of light, and well placed
    2W Watt LED High Bay Light Bright White Lamp Lighting Fixture Factory Industry | eBay

    Feature

    Durable construction
    Die-casting aluminum housing makes a smooth exterior.
    High efficient heat sink for extending service time.
    Wider illumination range(269 sq ft to 400-7/8 sq ft), high effective.
    Recommended Height: Within 16-3/8ft to 19-5/8ft height above ground.
    Beam Angle: 120 Degree.

    Specifications

    Condition: New
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    Type: Security Floodlight
    Brand: Vevor
    LED Bulb: 1 pc, 200W
    Color: Cool White, 6000-6500K
    Power Input: 85V-265V, 4.5A
    Lumen: 12000LM
    Warranty: 50,000Hours /About 5 Years
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    200W: Dim:19-3/4"Dia. x 13-1/4"H
    200W(weight): 15.80lbs

    I have a 30x40 building with 12' walls. I have seven 2 bulb 4' T8 fixtures, 12 100W equivalent screw in LED bulbs, and 3 LED landscape floods in the rafters pointing up at the ceiling. Nice and bright, but lots of RF noise from the LEDs I have. A radio won't play, and the wireless garage door openers won't function when the lights are on.

    I'm not recommending this set up but it works for me. LEDs hadn't quite achieved their price/quality function yet, so I put up a temporary econo version until a more refined solution spoke to me. I'm guessing I'll be in this temporary state for a while. That said, my building is nice and bright and shadow free. I just don't like that RF noise.

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    Default Re: I need new lights for my garage. What do you have, and what should I get?

    Quote Originally Posted by repowell View Post
    Depending on what you plan on doing it in the garage. If it is just parking and storage you might get by with those lights, each one would be covering a 20'X20' area. If you plan on doing any work I think you might be disappointed. I have 8 8' fluorescent fixtures in my 36'X48' stables. Each fixture has 4 T8 bulbs and covers an 12'X18' area.

    I need new lights for my garage. What do you have, and what should I get?-100_0962-jpg
    Can you give a link to what fixtures your using?

    Thanks!
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