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Old 11-09-2004, 11:01 AM
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Here's a diagram of what I just finished installing a couple of weeks ago(not pictured, 6 more lights on a 3rd circuit in the "upstairs" storage area.)

I mounted switched outlets in the ceiling and hung my shop lights from nearby hooks. That way I can easily replace an entire unit if need be. I wanted units with T8 ballasts but with this number of lights the price was too much. I settled for T12's running 4100K 40W bulbs(a hair closer to daylight than 3500K. If I had my choice, I would have liked something in the 5000-5500 range).

One thing that made this compromise a little easier to swallow- I found shop lights made of chrome diamond plate ! Very appropriate for the garage environment in my opinion, and not nearly as pricey as the T8's.
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