Lights I cant see! - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Garage - Tools
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 07-20-2006, 02:53 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: NJ
Posts: 7
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Lights I cant see!

Hi all what do you have for lights in you garage???
Photos would be good to.
Tanks Beny

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 07-20-2006, 03:49 PM
home brew's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Body and exterior tips Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Pense, Sk, Canada
Age: 68
Posts: 7,050
Wiki Edits: 1

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Take a look at this thread as many of the shops show their lighting:

Be proud of your garage!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 07-20-2006, 07:36 PM
adtkart@aol.com
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Newport News, VA
Posts: 3,220
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I have a selection of flourescent lights in mine. I have both 4' and 8' lights in there. The more lights you can get in there the better. You should also have them on several switches. That way you could have only some on, if that is all that is needed. There will also be some cases where you will be able to see with some of the lights off.

Aaron
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 07-21-2006, 02:45 AM
Kevin45's Avatar
Just one of the guys
 

Last journal entry: Garage Toys
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Urbana, Ohio
Age: 57
Posts: 3,058
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1
Thanked 15 Times in 15 Posts
Whatever you put in...put in fluorescents. I had 16 incadescents in a 22 x 28 and could not see squat. The first move I did was to swap out the 4 corner lights with 500 watt halogens. Much brighter and way hotter. On a summer day it will be cool in the morning but kick on the lights and it heats up real fast. The next thing I did was to remove one bank of lights and put up two 8 foot fluorescents end to end (16' run) What a difference. I then added 4- 4' sections down a wall. Much, much better. Next thing on the to-do list is remove the rest of the incadescents and add three more rows of 16' runs on the ceiling. It will be as bright as being outside on a sunny day. And no heat from the bulbs. So whatever you do....go with fluorescents. You will be glad you did in the longrun.

Kevin
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 07-21-2006, 04:48 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: NJ
Posts: 7
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Tanks to all !
and keep it coming.
I am looking at HO fluorescents! They are not cheep but start in the cold and last very long time and are very bright for only 54w.
Looking for layout?
Brian
ps home brew
Good thread some photos do not open wish I could see them all.
Tanks
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 07-21-2006, 10:17 AM
adtkart@aol.com
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Newport News, VA
Posts: 3,220
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Kevin... If I lived in Ohio, I would have kept the halogen lights there. They work good for heat in the winter.

Aaron
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 07-21-2006, 12:47 PM
STUPID is as STUPID does...
 
Last wiki edit: Crankshaft Coalition Wiki Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Stupidville, USA
Posts: 1,690
Wiki Edits: 1

Thanks: 11
Thanked 80 Times in 74 Posts
8' HO 220V Cold Start flourescents. My eyes are getting old and these provide plenty of light...

Spend the money on decent lights and you will be happier...
Mark
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 07-21-2006, 01:55 PM
rj57's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: OH
Posts: 344
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I have two rows of 4 foot flourecent lights. Each row has 4, 4 foot sections.

I still feel like there could be more light, but that's just me.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 07-21-2006, 01:57 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: NJ
Posts: 7
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hi
Nice shop Mark!
Yes lights very important.
Old?
eyes getting old
No not old I just wont to se the detail!!!!
Tanks beny
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 07-21-2006, 07:38 PM
46chevyfleetline's Avatar
Member
 

Last journal entry: A few more
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Ontario Canada
Age: 58
Posts: 245
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
It all depends on the roof height. The eight foot high eff. and h/o are a great way to go but as you say are pricey. There is a new style of fluorescent and they come in banks of I believe six 4's. Two styles available for lower and higher ceilings. i would check with your local electrical wholesaler and see what they would suggest. Or if you know a contractor see what they are pulling out to reinstall the updated lighting. I installed 7 liquid 400wt and 6 eight foot h/o's and it cost me zero. Now I just have to update the paint booth. 50 year old eyes just don't cut it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 07-22-2006, 05:17 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: NJ
Posts: 7
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hi and tanks
yes 50 is coming in months. But my eyes are fine I wont to see the detail!
Liquid 400wt sounds HOT x7!
Local wants to do same old 8 fters I have at my shop and I know they don't cut it!
Light shop sed same thing these guys are stuck in the 70s.
I have found a nice 4ft HO I think I am going with looking for layout.
I think I am going in between the cars not over the roofs!
Tanks Beny
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 07-22-2006, 05:48 AM
46chevyfleetline's Avatar
Member
 

Last journal entry: A few more
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Ontario Canada
Age: 58
Posts: 245
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Going in between the cars is the way to go but I would go with the 8's if they are a dual bulb. If the 4's are a 5 or 6 bulb style then that will work fine also. Good luck.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 07-22-2006, 12:55 PM
adtkart@aol.com
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Newport News, VA
Posts: 3,220
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I have 4' and 8' lights in mine. I would go with 8' if I put any more on the ceiling. There is a world of difference!

Aaron
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 07-22-2006, 10:01 PM
S10Fan's Avatar
Garage Filler
 

Last journal entry: I need more time!
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Newport News Virginia
Age: 57
Posts: 302
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by adtkart
I have 4' and 8' lights in mine. I would go with 8' if I put any more on the ceiling. There is a world of difference!

Aaron
We share the same problem, it ain't the lights, it's the eyes. LOL
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Garage - Tools posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
GM courtesy lights 78 monte Electrical 13 11-25-2009 05:48 PM
voltage to tail lights vs brake lights? stratt134 Electrical 12 06-10-2006 06:51 PM
Wiring Tail Lights & Turn Signals horvath Electrical 15 04-30-2003 05:04 AM
Back Up Lights - how to choose? horvath Body - Exterior 6 03-04-2003 03:20 PM
my newborn crapped his die-dees: l.e.d lights all blew up bullheimer Electrical 4 08-16-2002 08:44 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:47 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.