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Discussion in 'Road Side Pub' started by TK1299, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. kb67

    kb67 Member Established Member

    Dec 19, 2006
    Mach is right high bay LEDs are what you should be looking at. I did eight 225W fixtures and the rest at 165W you need to figure out were you want them, I kept lights to the side of where I'd put a lift. I got good lighting around the lift spot but no lights to run into or be near paint. The lights I got do not get hot they get slightly warm nothing I'd worry about but I tried to keep things simple.

    The 165W James High Bay, 2 Foot, 165 Watt, ZY-H5-165W
    The 225W James High Bay, 4 Foot, 225 Watt, ZY-H3-225W

    These are dimmable I rarely have dimmed any of the lights as was said you get used to the light fairly quickly I got 5k units. You might look at a chart for recommended foot candles for different uses it can give you a idea about how you might want to light the space up. Keep in mind if you are going to leave the walls bare like that the white insulation can help throw light for you. You also have windows which should help with natural light.

    First picture is just natural light coming in through the doors second one is with all the lights on after I finished installing everything.

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  2. 03cobra#694

    03cobra#694 Want to play a game? Staff Member Super Moderator

    Aug 12, 2008
    SW FL.
    I really need to replace mine with LED. Good timing for this thread.
  3. PhoenixM3

    PhoenixM3 Hello Kitty Slayer Established Member

    Jul 31, 2012
    Colorado Springs
    LED for the MF win.
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  4. TK1299

    TK1299 Well Known Member Premium Member Established Member

    Mar 11, 2017
    Houston, TX
    IMG_1823.PNG Thanks guys for all the input. I'm still not completely decided, but I'm leaning toward these now. I figure I will need 12; four rows of three
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