On 15 Oct 2004 18:33:08 GMT, email@example.com (Greg) wrote:
GREAT idea!!! my normal garage light switch is in the family room, and
I usually enter the shop through the garage door... meaning a bit of
stumbling to find a switch in the middle of the garage...
I have a sensor and will add it (and a 60w bulb) today... THANKS!!
On 15 Oct 2004 17:30:21 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Mike) wrote:
I'm guess that you're installing them flush or maybe recessed?
If so, that makes a difference on how much light you throw and where
you throw it...
Also, if you use plastic deflectors (I threw mine away), they cut the
I still hang all my fixtures when I can.. I like to put them up sort
of temporarily, and do a project or two... they get moved a lot for a
If you are still in the layout stage I would suggest you install a few
switched outlets on the ceiling. It will be easier to do now before
everything is in place. These can be used later for either adding light
fixtures or drop down cords for machinery. I have one in the center of
the work area that I have a pull out extension cord hooked up to. It is
on it's own circuit breaker. Far better to have unused outlets than
needing more. You can never have too much light (this from a 57 year old
who needs more each year!).
So in his case, the future's so bright, he's gotta wear shades?
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My electrician's rule of thumb is a double fluorescent light covers a space
6 feet to each side, so I think six would be adequate if you ran two rows
parallel to the 25' wall, 6 and 1/2 feet from the walls and 12 feet apart.
He install 4 double eight footers in my shop of 20'X24' and it is quite
adequate. The rest of the building, a 28X36 foot garage has 3 rows of 3
eight foot lights.
He installed cold start ballasts which is a very good thing in an unheated
building, but they are very noisy as heck, which is a very bad thing. The
hum drives me nuts!
Mine are hanging on chains. They only hum when they're first turned on and
continue to hum for a while if it's really cold out there. Once they've warmed
up, the hum goes away. Truthfully, I'm only aware of the hum when I first turn
them on in the winter months.
Trust me, my lights are as cheap as they come: double four foot fixtures for
about $7.50 each. Plenty bright if you get enough of them.
Mine are double 8' cold start fixtures. They never stop humming (I suppose
I should teach the the words). I can't stand it. Every time I go into my
shop I have to turn on a radio or the tv to drown out that gawd-awful sound.
This is the internet, I'm from Australia. We still use "whilst", "colour",
"neighbour" and "aluminium".
We're just a bit backward, in fact, we still have black and white traffic
lights, and the kangaroos run amok in the suburbs.
Give us time and we'll manage to bastardise the language almost as well as
"patrick conroy" < email@example.com> wrote in message
Ah. I knew some of those works, didn't know the author.
I really want to find somebody that speaks fluent jabberwocky. Not the
(in)famous poem, but the Aussie rhyming slang.
Obviously, you're not familiar with the dialectizer.
Use several of the translations in series -- e.g. a "jive-speaking Cockney
Swedish Chef" -- and things get *incredibly* obfuscated.
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