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It is challenging attempting to take photos of lights. I am in awe of how bright my garage has become now that I have added some additional fluorescent fixtures. I took 50 photos, using every setting I have on my camera, but I could only capture two photos that accurately depict what the light looks like in the garage.
With the increase in light output in the space, I can now see parts of the garage that I never really noticed before. For instance, I can now see that the shelf on my tire rack was filthy. I'm going to have to be more diligent with my dusting!
I go into a bit more detail on the Lighting page.
Finally! After months of ruminating, I added some new fixtures to the garage. I stuck with the T8's I had, and introduced five new fixtures to spread the light to every corner. The contractor and I had to be creative since a few little obstacles stood in the way of my original plan. In the end, I love it. When I pull a car into the centre of the garage, the light streams down all over and around it. I replaced the "soft white" bulbs with "cool white" and the difference is night and day. It looks like a clinic. Might have to start researching fluorescent dimming switches.
I have found the answer to my lighting issue. I am going to upgrade the 4 existing 2-lamp T8 fixtures with 4-lamp models. I'm in the process of working out the install date, but I'm excited at the prospect of doubling the amount of fluorescent light in there.
Cooper Lighting WN432 specs:
Yearly Cost of 1000 lumens, 3000 hrs at .08 KWH = $2.86