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Old 03-26-2011, 09:25 AM   #1
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Laundry closet light sizing

So I just finished building a walk-in 9x3 laundry closet. I want to use ceiling mounted flourescent lighting, but I'm not sure about what size fixture to use. I bought a 4ft fixture that takes 2 T8 bulbs, but now I'm thinking it might be too big for the space. Maybe a 2ft fixture would be a better fit?

What do you guys think?

Here's what the room looks like (has 8ft ceilings):


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Old 03-26-2011, 10:13 AM   #2
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My laundry room is 6X10 with a single, flush mount fixture, with a 13W CFL, and lights it up just fine. I think you'd find a 2 footer to be adequate.


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Old 03-26-2011, 11:33 AM   #3
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If you already have the fixture, put it up. It will be plenty bright and saves you the trouble of returning it.
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I would rather have enough light, than not enough. The 4' will do fine. We have a 4' above our Washer & Dryer and helps when loading and unloading the machines.

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The way the room is set up a 4' fixture will minimize shadows at the machines.
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