Sounds like a lot, but go for it. You won't be sorry. I work from a three
car garage- about 630 sq ft. When we built the house a few years ago I had
three 8' double tubers installed - two about 8' out from the house wall and
one perpendicular, in the center. Also my walls are sheetrocked and white.
A friend drove by one evening and said it looked like the Cape Kennedy
If I had it to do again I would add a couple. For most things I have good
light but there are shadows everywhere. I have aux lights on some of my
tools (bandsaw, drill press, etc).
I also think placement is as important as quantity. Done again, I would
place some tubes that parallel the wall, closer to the wall. Seems we paint
the walls white, things are good, then we hang pegboard, shelves and
cabinets everywhere and our tool/bench areas get darker. I would make sure
you have tubes, or ends of tubes, within 4' or so of walls that will be
close to workspace. If you know where your bench(s) go, hang tubes above
center of the bench.
Congrats on the new shop - I'm green.