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  1. MinGrey02Stg2

    MinGrey02Stg2 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I have eight 8 foot LED lights, each 9360 lumens for a total of 74,880 lumens in a one car garage. I painted all the walls white and did the floor in a pearl white epoxy so that light reflected off of everything. It honestly takes your eyes a few seconds to adjust to the brightness but it is amazing to work in. There is zero need for any sort of handheld shop light or anything else to help see what I'm working on. Here is a photo of some wheels I took right after I did the garage. It's like a giant photobooth.

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  2. 03cobra#694

    03cobra#694 I Have LL’s Hammer Staff Member Super Moderator

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    These are the same ones I got Doug. 8DAC6466-F9D0-4E3A-98AE-CDE4C257E9E9.jpeg
     
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  3. silver03svt

    silver03svt Official Snowflake Melting Machine Established Member

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    ccq8le Well-Known Member Established Member Malt Liquor Mafia Party Liquor Posse

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    Took these when I got home today. They are the beyond bright ones I mentioned above. (Yes I know the garage is a bit messy) 20201228_185613.jpeg 20201228_185522.jpeg

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    ccq8le Well-Known Member Established Member Malt Liquor Mafia Party Liquor Posse

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  6. CobraBob

    CobraBob Authorized Vendor Premium Member Established Member Single Barrel Sirs

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    Yep, those are the ones I have inside my garage. Might be a different manufacturer as there are many who make the paddle style screw-in fixtures. There are a number of really good LED (high brightness) light fixture options out there.

    I put an LED floodlight on the front of my garage, and the light is astounding. It only goes on after dark and is motion activated.
     
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  7. TK1299

    TK1299 meh Premium Member Established Member

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    I just skimmed this thread and the paddle lights got me too. I just ordered some too. For some reason lights are like catnip for gear heads
     
  8. 72MachOne99GT

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    Which brand did you decide to go with?

    I’m super interested in trying these out after just seeing them for the first time about a week ago. I’m sure there are better ‘commercial’ options, but for ease of plug and play, these seem like a great alternative to a rewire/mounting job.
     
  9. 4sdvenom

    4sdvenom Never Enough! Established Member

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    46C47ACF-240D-497E-995D-2AAECEA6630A.jpeg I picked up 3 of the paddle lights from Menards. These are only 34 watts each but also only cost $10 a piece. 3 of them light my fiancé’s garage very well. I can’t remember the lumen rating but I want to say 7k each. Now that I know I like them I’ll probably put the higher wattage versions in my garage.
     
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  10. AustinJ427

    AustinJ427 Well-Known Member Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    If it's anything like it was for you guys, it's because of my dad when I was growing up and working on stuff.

    "Do you need a light?"

    "No I'm good"

    "How can you see anything without a GD light?"

    "Ok I'll grab a light"
     
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  11. Booky

    Booky Who's Pick'n The Banjo Here? Established Member

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    I just purchased a pair these, they are supposed to produce up to 12000 Lumens, 6000K at 80w.


     
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    ccq8le Well-Known Member Established Member Malt Liquor Mafia Party Liquor Posse

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    Lol this is so true .....


    Maybe that's why I own 100+ flashlights and always seek out the new and best lumen lights output.

    Recently I have started collecting vintage flashlights as a side hobby.
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    Here's what I use..and sell...

    Atlas Lighting ILW76LED8 - 8' LED Enclosed Fixture (Available in 4' as well). Google this up, go to their website...Fine commercial top quality fixture. Sells for around $280...not cheap but having the proper light and fixture above our special cars is of utmost importance !!! See PDF below...
     

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    Booky Who's Pick'n The Banjo Here? Established Member

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    I don't know if you own a Nitecore EC23, but I am totally impressed with how much light (1800 Lumens) this small flashlight puts out. Fits nicely in a pocket and will light up whatever you aim it at.

    NITECORE EC23 1800 Lumen High Lumen EDC Flashlight



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    ccq8le Well-Known Member Established Member Malt Liquor Mafia Party Liquor Posse

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    Thanks for the heads up!

    (I didn't have one but I will order it)
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    I ordered 4 of these last night. Going to see how 2 look in my garage as it’s just a little bigger than a standard 2 car.

    If 3 or 4 are required, so be it.
     
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  17. AustinJ427

    AustinJ427 Well-Known Member Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    I have both of these below, I'll just give my .02.

    My garage is a tall (over 12'), but narrow 2 car that's fairly deep.

    Garage only had one socket, and my dad gave me one of these. It's a huge improvement over a regular bulb, if you have several sockets, this is by a wide margin the easiest thing to do to get good light. If I felt like running romex and adding more sockets, I would have gone this route.


    I ordered 2-8 packs of these in 4' 5000k because it was like.. $120 all in and I figured it was worth it. Last night I put up 5 of the 14 planned, and based on a free lumen app on my phone, just 2 of these lights at the same height are a little more bright than the screw in one.

    With 5 of them up so far (and on the side/corner) it's a lot brighter than I was expecting. Adding another 9 of them should make it basically daylight inside my garage.

    I will say, the mounts(and screws) for them aren't particularly beefy, but they do seem to hold because the lights are insanely lightweight.

    The other benefit that my wife pointed out, because they have a diffused cover, it doesn't hurt your eyes to look up directly at them.
     
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  18. Bdubbs

    Bdubbs u even lift bro? Premium Member Established Member

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    Took ownership yesterday. According to the sticker next to the light switches mine are led lights.

    I have tall ceilings. 899fbaf11d895f651bae7cb9f209ac6d.jpg b58d4d5825016a9d4f79debecc7153c6.jpg

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  19. Dip Dungles

    Dip Dungles Pew Pew Premium Member Established Member

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    Glad you like this option. I agree on the mounts and screws as I too was a little hesitate, but like you said the lights are pretty light so hopefully there isn’t any problems down the road.

    When you’re done mounting all the nights up throw up some after pics to give us an idea.
     
  20. AustinJ427

    AustinJ427 Well-Known Member Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    I'm currently doing all sorts of shit, so I'm drywalling too, so it might be a bit.

    I don't work tomorrow but my wife does so I may be able to get a decent amount of work done.
     

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