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Workshop Lighting
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I am curious as to what the members are using for lighting in their shops. Type of lighting, manufacturer, style, etc. I am in the process of building a new shop area in a steel building. I plan to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by tom hagan 15 hours ago.

 

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tom hagan replied to tom hagan's discussion 'Workshop Lighting'
"Ken, More good stuff to know when considering portable (or any Lighting) in a workshop that may not have full heat during the winter. Thanks for advice."
15 hours ago
Ken Darga replied to tom hagan's discussion 'Workshop Lighting'
"Tom, Re portable lights I use portable lights, on ocassions. One fixture features "high-intensity" bulbs. The lamp has a selector switch for 150, 300 and 600W settings. This type uses Halogen bulbs, and they do get hot. These type lights…"
18 hours ago
Ken Darga replied to tom hagan's discussion 'Workshop Lighting'
"Not all fluorescent lights work in cold weather. Select a fluorescent fixture based on lowest temp in your shop/garage. Regular magnetic ballasts in standard T12 fixtures, which have 1-1/2" dia lamps, are not recommended for  temps below…"
18 hours ago
tom hagan replied to tom hagan's discussion 'Workshop Lighting'
"I know that my son loves the 4' Feit lights he put up in his basement work area. You forget that you are in a basement when you have them on. Your comments about a portable light are something I hadn't really thought about. Does anyone…"
19 hours ago
Tim Grace replied to tom hagan's discussion 'Workshop Lighting'
"I went with the Feit products, as well.  The shop lights that were in place had the lamps replaced with Feit's replacement tubes and I did add a couple of Feit's fixtures.  I especially like the instant on of the LED's as…"
yesterday
Ken Darga replied to tom hagan's discussion 'Workshop Lighting'
"Tom, Re Welding Since high school?  It probably feels like just a few years ago. I used to do lots of welding, learned from my Dad, when I was in high school---he welded lots of heavy stuff. However, haven't don't it in years, since…"
Wednesday
tom hagan replied to tom hagan's discussion 'Workshop Lighting'
"R.E., My son has some 4' Feit lights that he installed in his basement work area. He thinks these would work well for the building. He said he got them from Costco. Probably the same ones you are talking about. I said we might need around…"
Wednesday
tom hagan replied to tom hagan's discussion 'Workshop Lighting'
"Ken, These are some more great things to consider. I know my son has already planned to make sure he includes adequate electric service. He is going to pull internet as well.  Welding is nothing that I ever considered. I have not touched any…"
Wednesday
R. E. Woods replied to tom hagan's discussion 'Workshop Lighting'
"I HATE dim light. Go with LED fixtures. Metal halide and other arc bulbs (mercury vapor, sodium) take too long to warm up when first turned on. I replaced my 4 foot fluorescent tubes with 4 foot LED tubes from Costco. When it comes to finishing you…"
Wednesday
Ken Darga replied to tom hagan's discussion 'Workshop Lighting'
"Tom, Plan to have an adequate electric service line to your building. A 100amp service. A min 60amp service.   A 50 amp circuit for a welder, such as a 120/240V model. Hobart makes a nice welder with great features, in their 120/240V model,…"
Aug 14
Ken Darga replied to tom hagan's discussion 'Workshop Lighting'
"Tom, Thank you for your thank you. PS: I'd install an external waterproof ON-OFF switch, at the outside entry to your shop, and connected to a light that illuminates the immediate entry on the interior. I'd also include a "RED"…"
Aug 14
tom hagan replied to tom hagan's discussion 'Workshop Lighting'
"Ken, Thanks for the reply. You have many good points that one often forgets when planning electrical in a shop. Fortunately, my son does some electrical work, so I am relying on him for assistance here. Thanks!"
Aug 14
tom hagan replied to tom hagan's discussion 'Workshop Lighting'
"Lee, It is a pitched roof. The sidewalls will be 14' tall and then a 2:12 pitch on the roof. I'll have to see what the manufacturer would charge for skylights. I assume they will design the openings for whatever kind (brand) of skylight I…"
Aug 13
Lee replied to tom hagan's discussion 'Workshop Lighting'
"Is it a pitched roof or Quonset? If you have a pitched roof put as many sky lights as you can. Never ever use a metal flashed sky light. Metal flashing sweats, which means in the summer you will have. Water in your building. Use a good Anderson sky…"
Aug 13
Ken Darga replied to tom hagan's discussion 'Workshop Lighting'
"Tom, I use florescent lighting, with the 4ft bulbs, strategically located. A switch to control the light(s) into entryways, and separate switch to control each light in specific areas; such as over a work bench, storage areas in the far back of the…"
Aug 13
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Workshop Lighting

I am curious as to what the members are using for lighting in their shops. Type of lighting, manufacturer, style, etc. I am in the process of building a new shop area in a steel building. I plan to have an area of around 20' x 35' to set up in. Give me some ideas on how best to light this area. If you have pictures of your lighting, please show them as well. ThanksSee More
Aug 12

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