At Passion Lighting in Grapevine, we’re here to provide amazing fixtures for all of your outdoor lighting needs. When it comes to exterior illumination, it’s important to have the right design so that your property is not only safe and secure, but that it’s appealing as well.
When it comes to garage lighting, there are some things to keep in mind, such as where the fixtures will be located and how many lights you need to have on both the interior and exterior of the building. In this post, we’ll look at three tips that can make lighting your garage easier than ever.
1. Multiple Exterior Fixtures
When lighting the exterior of your garage, it’s a good idea to have multiple fixtures. You can install two on either side of the entry door, as well as two on either side of the overhead door. If the garage sits next to the yard, then you can add more outdoor fixtures to help with illumination after the sun has set.
Another thing to keep in mind with your exterior garage lights is to put some of them on motion sensors or timers. That way, you won’t have to go into the garage in the dark in order to flip on a switch, or control the garage lights from the house.
2. Layer Your Interior Lighting
Your garage can be viewed as simply another room in your house, and just like those other rooms, it’s important to layer the space’s lighting. While you may use your garage primarily for parking cars and other vehicles, you may have a workspace or storage area in there as well.
Layering your lighting means adding ambient, accent, and task lights to the garage. The ambient light can come from the overhead garage door opener, but since that shuts off after a period of time, you’ll want to add other ceiling fixtures. Large fluorescent lights are often a popular choice, and they can be very budget-friendly options.
For accent lighting, think about any lights that extend from the ceiling to light the middle part of the garage. These can be pendants or sconces, so long as they add more illumination to the room.
Your task lighting will come from workbench lamps or shop lights that help you accomplish a certain job or task. This lighting needs to be up close and personal so that you don’t strain your eyes as you work on something.
3. Get the Right Bulbs
Any light fixture, no matter where it is on your property, needs the right bulb. Your exterior fixtures can use warmer bulbs with a lower color temperature, giving off that inviting glow. For interior fixtures, think about bright white or cool white bulbs that can help illuminate your workspace. In the garage, you’ll want bulbs with a high Color Rendering Index (CRI), which is different from the Kelvin scale and color temperature. Our staff will gladly explain the difference between the two and help you find the right bulbs for your garage.
If you’re thinking about how you can better illuminate your garage, then come to Passion Lighting today. We have outdoor lighting options that are perfect for your home, and we’d love to help you choose your new fixtures. We can also assist with design and installation, and we’ll gladly answer any questions you have about exterior lighting. Above all, we want you to have a phenomenal experience that starts from the moment you call or visit our showroom to the moment you turn on your new lights for the first time.