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#1 posted 10-08-2009 09:10 PM

I have a 18×20 garage and purchased 2 4ft- 2 tube flourescent lights with quick starts for $10 each. I am using Day Light flourescents (I think T12??). I did the wiring myself (I did a lot of research to make sure it was up to code) for around $30 versus probably a few hundred an electrician would have charged to lay down new lines through the wall. In addition to the 2×4 ft light fixtures I also have a standard soft white 60w that was already in the garage on a seperate switch and then two more lights in the garage door opener which I can lock in the on position and replaced with bright white 60w bulbs. I get plenty of light with just the 2 4ft’s on, but even better with all on. And if I ever need to check with other lighting conditions I can switch from the flourescents to a single 60w :) It probably helps that the ceiling and walls have been finished and painted white too.

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