Please Need Help with Garage Lighting (xpost)
I wasn't sure if I should post this here or in the Garage forum. So this is a x-post.
We have a 24 x 24 garage with 10' ceilings and dark wood paneling (built long ago). There is one 4' double fluorescent strip in there currently and we are wanting to add more lighting because it's like walking/driving into a cave. My DH has a small workbench out there and occasionally we have some projects going on so yes, we desperately need more light out there. (No windows either - just a few small ones in the garage doors.)
One electrician suggested we look at "high output" fixtures.
I don't understand what the advantage would be with HO fixtures. Can someone possibly enlighten me?
This garage is usually closed up, unless we are working out there. It doesn't get wet inside. I know we need the "cold start" fixtures, as it can get down in the mid-20's at night here in the winter. (We are an hour south of Memphis, TN)
Also if we go with fluorescents, how many 48" strips? And what is the difference between T5 and T8?