These days, garages serve multiple functions inside homes. In addition to using the space to park cars, some individuals dedicate part of the area for hobbies, collections or storage. When other activities are conducted inside garages, it is important to incorporate different types of lights for clarity and comprehensive illumination. Read on to learn about various types of LED lights for residential garages.

General Illumination

Most garages come with a standard fixture that turns on when the garage door is activated. This luminary is sufficient for parking the car, but not for other tasks or activities. Hence, one of the first types of fixtures to install in a garage is overhead lighting, which could be a circular high bay LED lamp or traditional tube-style units. For rugged activities, such as woodworking, it is advisable to include a metal guard over the unit for protection.

Dimmers are highly recommended for garage lighting systems. In most cases, it is possible to benefit from natural illumination during the day by opening the garage door. As the day transitions to night, dimmers can be used to control brightness effectively. Motion sensors (not timers) are ideal for lights near entry and exit points of the garage.

LED Strip Lights

Space is typically limited in garages. Because of this, one should consider using slim, low profile fixtures. LED strip lights are suitable for parts of the garage that needs to be highlighted, possibly due to a hazard. Examples of such applications include a short flight of stairs or the side of wall leading to the doorway (for guidance).

LED cabinet lights can also be used in garages. This type of fixture is found in large storage components that houses tools or intricate items. Individuals could also install LED cabinet lights over a workstation or drafting table.

Setting up LED Lights in Residential Garages
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