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Old 12-04-2003, 09:36 PM   #11
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I have 11 foot ceiling in my garage and sodium vapour lights (450watt)really works well. The problem is, They work best from 10 feet and up to 16.
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Old 12-04-2003, 09:53 PM   #12
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Sodium is not the best choice. Although very efficient, they have extremely poor colour rendering. If you prefer HID type lights, Metal Halide (or multi-vapour) is a much better choice!

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Old 12-04-2003, 10:40 PM   #13
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A little late, but look at Home Hardware, or Can Tire for flourescent fixtures on sale...

I have 11 foot ceiling in my garage and sodium vapour lights (450watt)really works well.
egad...with the price of electricity here, I couldn't afford to turn those puppies on!!! Fortunately for GUT, BCHydro is much cheaper!

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Old 12-04-2003, 10:57 PM   #14
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I found the best prices on 48" fixtures at Home Depot and the Daylight tubes are cheeper than $7 . I got 4 of them for less than $5 each. As has been mentioned, keep the walls and celings a light colour and you'll find you have to use less fixtures to keep the room bright!
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When it comes to lighting you can never have enough IMO. Estimate how many fixtures you need and add about 25% more!
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I use fluorescent Daylight tubes as well positioned across the ceiling joist and positioned just behind me so they do not create shadows. I also have an open ceiling and Kit boxes fit between the joist above the lights on one end and to a strap on the other, which makes fantastic storage for covering, Balsa, spare parts, plans etc. I tagged them to say what is in them and they slide out for easy access.(no dust either) You can put so much stuff up there that once a year you find things and think it is christmas
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Well.... I'm changing the set up of MY building area...(got to get it done and start build )

I installed 2 four foot fluorescent tube over the building area.

Then I read this post... I installed another 2 four footer - both of these are between the studs....

the second row really made a difference.

again I went out and bought some of the fluorescent Daylight tubes - are very nice... I left one of the normal (softwhite) tubes in just to see the difference... the fluorescent Daylight tubes are much nicer.

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