⚙Supplies: MINI LED Tri-proof (high-output) Luminaire (or other new lighting units),2 buckles, 2 screws, 2 rubber plugs
🙅♀Tab: IP66, waterproof, dustproof, anti-corrosion
If you work in your garage after dark, good lighting is crucial. Not only is it helpful to be able to see what you are working on, but bright lighting makes your garage seem brighter and more inviting, while dim lighting makes the place seem like a dungeon rather than your wrench-spinning palace.
Also, good lighting is just safer. Most garages are equipped with cheap overhead lighting—either bare bulbs or cheap fluorescents—that put our just enough light to drive in the family car and bolt inside to catch the latest episode of Game of Thrones. If you prefer to spend your time wrenching rather than molding the couch to your backside, a lighting upgrade will improve your experience. In this case, a set of rock-bottom-priced fluorescents were lighting a 24×28 garage and were never anything more than dim.
The replacement units are MINI LED Tri-proof Light overhead lights made by Oeegoo that put out 1,900 lumens (compared to 150 watts from a light bulb). The ballasts fire even in temperatures down to -40 degrees Fahrenheit, the lamps are rated to Iast 30,000 hours, and the housings are one-piece extruded aluminum.
Cost is high for these, at $160 per 4-foot bank.
This light, is one of the most powerful garage lights you can find—they are even, color correct (important for painting and staining), and very, very bright, the startup time only needs 0.5s And, as promised, they don’t buzz or flicker.