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Old 06-18-2010, 09:37 PM   #1
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any good alternatives to ceiling mounted lighting in garage?


Addition and one-car attached garage nearly complete. Ceiling joists in garage are unusually high (12-14') due largely to the lay of the land (house being on higher ground). Is there a type of wall mounted lighting I might look at as an alternative to overhead lighting in the garage? Thanks.

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Old 06-18-2010, 09:49 PM   #2
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Will the garage be a workshop or just car storage?

Wall lighting will leave you with a dark floor and lots of shadows.

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14' wide & primarily for parking. A 6 x 6' recessed area on one side will have small work bench for minor projects. Is there a flush mount fluorescent I could place on wall above work area? Otherwise, a few inexpensive wall mounts would do for loading, unloading, cleaning car.
But, sconces might not throw enough light. Track lighting seems like overkill.
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A few spotlights mounted on the wall

Or put recessed cans up at the ceiling
I put some in my Great room - 12'
I only needee (3) in a 17x24' area
That high up they throw a lot of light
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2 light 8 foot fluorescent strip lights mounted on the walls about 9-10 feet high. This is what they do in many mechanic and body shops. The light is great.
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Thanks. A few spotlights might work. Also thinking about putting switched outlets up there and plugging in a few fluorescent fixtures on 3-4' drop chains so would only have to go up around 10' to change out bulbs. Problem isn't installing things because builder is allowing me to use his scaffolding. However, once he's gone even an 8' step ladder wouldn't reach.

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