Lighting Design

Lighting Design

If you are installing new shop lights or positioning a workbench in your shop, a simple test can help you find the position for best illumination. Hold a pencil or dowel vertically, then check for shadows. Reposition your set-up to reduce shadows as needed. If you...
Lighting Design

Shop Lights

Brightening up your workplace will make work easier and cut down on mistakes and mishaps. To free your benchwork of glare and shadows use two 48-in. tubes in a utility fluorescent fixture, centered over the front edge of your workbench, 48 in. above the work area. For...
Lighting Design

Light Time

Turn off the lights in any room you’re not using, or consider installing timers, photo cells, or occupancy sensors to reduce the amount of time your lights are on.
Lighting Design

Night Lights

Consider using 4-watt mini-fluorescent or electro-luminescent night lights. Both lights are much more efficient than their incandescent counterparts. Also, the luminescent lights are cool to the touch.
Lighting Design

Light Savings

Make a difference by making a small change. Pelacing just the top 3 most used incandescent light bulbs in your home with Energy Star labeled compact flourescent lights can cut your annual lighting bill by a third. Although they may cost more to purchase, thay can save...