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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?
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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?
 

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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.
 

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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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