I've read several posts regarding use of fluorescent fixtures for shop
lighting, have a few additional questions - my basement shop is 7'6"
high, open joists (and will stay open):
1. I like the idea of installing outlets between joists and plugging
in pre-wired floro fixtures. Are there any code concerns around this?
2. If I install perpendicular to joists, then I lose some height;
plus have also heard fire concerns about direct-mounting fixtures to
joists. Any comments here?
3. Can I install them parallel to the joists, and actually recess
them a bit, so the main housing is above the joists, but the bottom
would be more or less flush with the bottom of the joists? I know if
I go too high I will be losing light; but is this generally an OK
approach? (any code concerns here?)