Good Garage Lighting Solutions
A garage can be more than just a place to park your car; it can be a workshop, band-practice room or additional storage space. Installing the best garage lighting solution for each need provides a functional space. Garage lighting solutions can include ambient, task and accent lighting. About ambient garage lighting, one way of providing a lot of daytime light in a garage is to add a skylight or two. This is especially helpful if the garage will be used as a daytime shop or an apartment. Another option for day and night is to have overhead fluorescent lights that come in compact bulbs or strips of various sizes. These are good for detailed jobs, such as working on a car. Combining recessed lighting with skylights will provide plenty of light for almost any daytime garage need. If you have sufficient ambient lighting, you’ll also help prevent injuries, making such lights worth the extra expense. Then, about task garage lighting, if you’ll need to be working in several areas of your garage and need to have direct light available everywhere, you should consider movable drop light cables, which plug directly into a typical garage outlet. Drop light cables usually extend about 20 feet when fully unreeled, and often have outlets built into the housing, which are useful for things like drills and saws. They’re available in both incandescent and fluorescent models.
For areas of your garage where you stock supplies and you may need to access at night, consider focused accent garage lighting fixtures, such as track lighting. It’s also important to have proper security lights outside the garage, which can take the form of stationary fixtures or motion-triggered fixtures, on either side of the garage and near all doors.