Garage Workshop Lighting
by Patrick Harper - Blood, Sweat, and Sawdust
No more stubbed toes. The workshop lighting is complete.
I hung eight, dual-bulb fixtures for a total of sixteen T8 LED bulbs. I wanted to secure the fixtures to the joists, but that wasn’t possible. I secured the fixtures using several drywall anchors. The drywall in the ceiling is 5/8th-inch thick and the fixture/bulb combo is very light. This shouldn’t present a problem.
Placing the fixtures was straight forward. I used some 1×3 scraps to evenly space each one.
There were two small fixtures in the garage when I inherited it. I used these fixtures to tie in the new lights, and placed a cover over the opening of the old light box. This light box is now my junction box. It is difficult to take direct pictures of the layout, so see below. I had to change my original layout due to the attic access stairway. This will work better, because my only dark spot is an area that isn’t used for critical work.
I shot for 100 lumens per sq-ft, and I think I got close. The new workshop lighting is bright and even. I purchased all my lighting from www.beeslighting.com. I highly recommend them.
Stay tuned for more of the workshop build.
For the rest of the workshop build, check out the garage workshop build index.