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dinosaur1 05-26-2011 06:30 PM

garage light fixtures
 
I am going to replace the ones that I have now. What are the most reliable, non-fading garage light fixtures that don't chip that I can buy at a reasonable price?

gregzoll 05-26-2011 06:46 PM

Don't follow you on what you mean non-chipping. Only way they would flake or chip, is if the fixture is cheap. Most garages use a couple overhead plastic or porcelain light fixtures attached to a junction box, or overhead florescent fixtures that use 2 to 4 tubes.

dinosaur1 05-26-2011 06:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gregzoll (Post 655651)
Don't follow you on what you mean non-chipping. Only way they would flake or chip, is if the fixture is cheap. Most garages use a couple overhead plastic or porcelain light fixtures attached to a junction box, or overhead florescent fixtures that use 2 to 4 tubes.

For example something like this but less expensive.
http://www.menards.com/main/outdoor/.../p-1311848.htm

gregzoll 05-26-2011 06:55 PM

Plastic would work for a few years, die-cast aluminum looks cheap after a couple of seasons. Personally, I would look for a good quality powder coated fixture, or brass. Also keep in mind, the nature of the neighborhood you live in. You do not want to put up a fixture on a house that is in a high end neighborhood, that should belong on a home in the lower priced section.

dinosaur1 05-26-2011 06:57 PM

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Originally Posted by gregzoll (Post 655665)
Plastic would work for a few years, but personally, I would look for a good quality powder coated fixture, or brass. Also keep in mind, the nature of the neighborhood you live in. You do not want to put up a fixture on a house that is in a high end neighborhood, that should belong on a home in the lower priced section.


is a down light or up light better?

gregzoll 05-26-2011 07:13 PM

Again depends on what the other houses in your area are like. Also, if you have a HOA, they can restrict what type of fixtures are installed on homes & color of the fixtures. Down looks nice on some, just like up looks nice. It is all about what looks best for your house.

vsheetz 05-26-2011 07:55 PM

A few months ago I replaced my similar lights (two, on either side of the garage door) with LED dust to dawn units. Work well, should be very cheap to run, and last for years. So far so good.

I got them at Costco - about $50 each if I recall.


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