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Old 04-14-2013, 12:28 PM   #31
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Thanks all. Great suggestions in here. I wound up putting in 4 fluorescents that hold 4 4ft t8 tubes about 8 ft high. After I build my benches I'll add some spots but liking it so far.
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Old 04-14-2013, 10:01 PM   #32
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Can you post a pic of the reflectors you mention in your post? Thanks.
They're basically a ceiling lamp shade.

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Old 04-15-2013, 10:39 AM   #33
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Quite by accident I've discovered that side lighting is more important than lighting from above
Yep, go in an auto body shop sometime, the fluorescent lights are mounted vertically on the walls.
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:24 PM   #34
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Yep, go in an auto body shop sometime, the fluorescent lights are mounted vertically on the walls.
Interesting. Is there a "classy" way of mounting such fixtures, or do you just screw 'em into the walls?
Any issues with the weight of the tubes resting on the "bottom" (which was designed to be an "end")?
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:05 AM   #35
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Interesting. Is there a "classy" way of mounting such fixtures, or do you just screw 'em into the walls?
Any issues with the weight of the tubes resting on the "bottom" (which was designed to be an "end")?
IMHO Get the flush mount lights then cover them with an alternate plastic like polycarbonate to protect them from damage. They make them that will fit between 16" on center studs.

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Old 04-18-2013, 08:02 PM   #36
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Old 04-20-2013, 05:29 PM   #37
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I used 9 edison bases with 80w (350w equiv) cfls to light my 30x30 garage. Ceiling height ranges from 11ft to 15ft. I painted the ceiling and walls white.

It is a cheap basic lighting solution. I use supplemental side lighting when needed.

http://www.1000bulbs.com/product/3816/FC85-81181.html

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