New shop! #2: February 2016. Shell done, Step 1, lighting

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Blog entry by Steve Felsheim posted 08-18-2016 10:56 PM 950 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Finally, new shop, from the ground up. Part 2 of New shop! series Part 3: March 2016. Epoxy floor »

I had the builder sheet the ceiling with steel, install the hanging heater and insulate the ceiling. So, it was a basic shell (one plugin, one light bulb) when I got the keys. I did opt to upgrade to 200 amp electric service.

First step, light. The one bulb is not going to cut it.

I decided on standard T5 bulbs. A lot of them :-) One thing I can’t stand is not being able to see. My goal was to make sure anywhere I was in the shop, I did not cast a shadow on the very thing I am trying to see.

I also went with 6500K (daylight) bulbs. Hoping this would produce a nice light that represents color well. It was a good call, very happy with it.

In the end, I have 80 4’ bulbs. Seems like a lot, but the light is honestly perfect (the pics don’t do it justice)

This picture is from a bit further on in the build out, but gives you a better idea of the amount of light.

Next up, insulation and wall sheeting.

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#1 posted 08-19-2016 09:44 PM

Now that’s some nice lighting, better wear your shades. lol

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#2 posted 08-20-2016 02:47 PM

Now that s some nice lighting, better wear your shades. lol

- htl

It is seriously awesome. its like being outside at noon!

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#3 posted 08-20-2016 02:55 PM


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