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Old 08-27-2013, 09:17 PM   #1
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What would be best to upgrade my lighting? Ive got just regular 100w bulbs but there not bright enough.Thanks

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before you add extra lighting, i would say paint it. something white.
it is amazing how much the color of your walls will effect the lighting in a room. not to mention, a can of paint is probably cheaper then new lights. ive done this a few times with different sheds/garages/workshops and every time, a simple coat of paint made a huge difference.
still want more light after that? i would personally go florescent. a few well placed 48" lights will be plenty.

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Schnutzy said it. Paint will reflect the light and give you more even lighting. I have florescent tubes in my main shop and am installing some more soon.
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What would be best to upgrade my lighting? Ive got just regular 100w bulbs but there not bright enough.Thanks
You can go fluorescent lighting I see your are in NY so I would suggest 4' T8 lamps in a daylight color it will be on the bright white side. If you put them in place of your 100W lights they should work well and be resistant to the cold winter temps. You can easily add more fixtures and reflectors on them as well
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Thanks for the input.Looks like paint will be first.
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Also, what about painting it gray about waist high and white to the ceiling.Maybe a stripe between the 2 colors?
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You can go fluorescent lighting I see your are in NY so I would suggest 4' T8 lamps in a daylight color it will be on the bright white side. If you put them in place of your 100W lights they should work well and be resistant to the cold winter temps. You can easily add more fixtures and reflectors on them as well
Great idea

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