While originally created to protect the vehicles, today’s garages can serve many different functions. They are often used as storage areas or artist studios. They are used as car repair bins and home carpentry workshops. Some garages serve as all of these things and more. Regardless of what they are used for, it stands to reason that garages be well lit. This makes working in them safer, and enables one to see what he or she is doing better. Lighting design inside and outside of a garage cannot be stressed enough.
Selecting the ideal lighting design for a home or commercial garage depends on its intended usage. Regardless of what this may be, LED garage ceiling lights are an excellent choice. Compared with fluorescent or incandescent lighting that consists of filmanets suspended inside glass bulbs or bulbs that operate with certain gasses, LED garage light fixtures consist of small lenses or capsules that have microscopic chips placed on material that conducts heat.
LED garage lighting is ideal for garages that have unlit nooks and crannys that are too small for other types of lightbulbs. They come in an array of sizes and intensities, and have a much longer lifespan than incandescent or fluorescent bulbs and cost must less to operate. LED garage lighting fixtures can accommodate lights that remain cool at all times. Conventional bulbs waste the majority of their energy as heat.
A Super Bright overhead light such as the Jackyled® Super Bright Epistar Chips is the perfect bulb to hang in a central location over vehicle bins or where general, overall lighting of a space is required. As one of the best usage, this bright LED is dimmable and emits a wide flood 60 degree beam angle. Its high luminous intensity output and long lifespan are the perfect thing for round the clock usage. It must be used in a non-enclosed fixture in order for the heat to dissipate from the heat sink. When properly installed, one can expect a lifespan of more than 50,000 hours.
When choosing which garage LED lighting fixtures to use in a specific area, one should keep in mind that poorly designed lights might not last long or be efficient. Therefore, it is important to select LED garage light fixtures that are EnergyStar-qualified. These lights provide an excellent stable light output over their lifetime. The chosen light should have a brightness that is as good as onventional light sources and be as efficient as fluoresent lighting. EnergyStar-qualified lights come on instantly and do not flicker when dimmed. Unlike conventional lights, EnergyStar LED lightsfor garage usage, do not consume power when they are turned off.
When one wishes to replace existing fluorescent fixtures with LED garage lighting fixtures, JACKYLED® manufactures excellent replacement light lamp fixtuers are enviornmentally friendly and that do not have ballasts that buzz, as conventional fluorescent lights do. A 4 foot fluorescent replacement light lamp fiture has a high efficienty output of between 90-12- Lumen per watt and can save users up to 80% on their electric bills as compared to a fluorescent light. It is also assuring to know that LED lighting for garage usage does not conbain mercury or other hazardous materials. These lights work very well over any area that needs a concentrated source of light with minimal shadows. However, not all garage LED lighting fixtures need to be 4 feet long. Depending on the specific need of the garage owner and what the garage will be used for, it can be a good idea to implement spotlights in various areas.
Any areas that have hard-to-see interior steps or walkways can be safely illuminated with an LED strip kit. LED strips are also good around, or at the base of, doorways. Storage areas can be lit to make finding things easier, and strips of LED lights are also good to put near any type of safety exits inside the garage. Strips can also be used in areas that are hard to install other types of LED garage ceiling lights.
Supernight® manufactures a 16.4, 5M waterproof strip of flexible LEDs that have a changing band of 20 different RGB colors. The strip has an 8 light pattern that includes automatic, flash, slow and quick. These are low on power consumption, run in low temperatures, yet stay super bright. If shorter strips are needed, a cut can be made at every 3rd juncture without damaging the rest of the lights. The strips have a self-adhesive back and come with additional adhesive tape for easy, secure application as LED garage ceiling lights.
Motion detection LED spotlights such as the Fulcrum Motion Sensor KED Porch Light, also Fulcrum can add the finishing touches to a garage lighting design plan by providing additional security to the exterior of the building. LED lighting for garage usage is always the best choice. They are cost efficient, energy efficient and reliable.