Quality Lighting Solutions For Your Shed & Garage
A garage or shed can be dramatically transformed into a functional workspace with the right lighting products. It’s an area which can be often overlooked and one of the last places we worry about illuminating. However, if you require your shed or garage to be a place that isn’t dark and gloomy, it’s a good idea to invest in practical light fixtures that enable you to clearly see exactly what you’re doing.
Having good exterior lights is also a great deterrent for any intruders on your property. A security light will put off trespassers and draw attention to them. Outside lighting for your garage or shed can create a more welcoming glow and help to improve the overall ambiance of this important area.
Internal Lighting For Your Shed & Garage
We offer a range of light fittings suitable for use inside a shed or garage. One popular choice for this is an LED strip light. It’s a smart, energy-efficient choice that provides an adequate amount of light for a standard shed or garage space, perfect for ordinary use. LED batten fittings are the longer lasting alternative to fluorescent. Many newer versions contain integrated LEDs which offer a more reliable alternative to retrofit tube fittings.
If you’re room is damp and dusty you may want to consider a non-corrosive LED fitting. These outdoor rated IP65 luminaires are sealed, providing resistance to water and dust.
For garages, a range of recessed downlights are also available. If you don’t have any other room or floor above your garage, garage downlights wouldn’t need to be fire rated. Although many of the integrated LED downlights on offer are fire rated as standard. If your shedding light on your shed, fire rated downlights wouldn’t be needed as they wouldn’t offer any protection to an already flammable wooden structure.
Recessed LED downlights provide excellent lighting coverage for working under, especially if you use your garage or shed as a workshop for DIY tasks or vehicle maintenance.
Types Of Shed & Garage Lighting
Simple pendulum light - For a simple lighting effect using a single lightbulb.
LED Lights - Available in a variety of lengths depending on the shape/size of your garage or shed. Provide a practical level of lighting to illuminate the space.
Downlights - Can produce excellent task lighting in a workspace alongside a LED.
Bulkhead lights - Makes a good ceiling or wall light in any outside building.
Motion detector light - Perfect for lighting up any outbuilding on entry.
Exterior Lighting Options
Downlights Direct also offer a range of outdoor lighting solutions ideal for installation outside your shed or garage. These can be used as an attractive soft light to illuminate the door or the shed and double as a safety light when you need to access the outside buildings or to deter unwelcome guests.
Ground lighting produces an attractive lighting option for outside of your building. Wall lighting is a simple light outside your garage or shed can provide lighting for safety purposes as well as looking great.
Up or down lighting could be used to highlight features such as plants after dark.
Investing in good quality lighting for your shed or garage is important if you want to use the space as a functional room for storage or as a workshop. The recommended lux levels for a garage or workshop is 500 lux. This does depend on the actual function of your room. If you're just parking your vehicle it can be less, but if you're performing challenging tasks you'll need more light. You can have a brighter, more focused light directed around a workbench, with less light in other areas of the rooms. Uniformity and average lux levels wouldn't be too important in a domestic garage as long as you've got enough light where it's needed.
At Downlights Direct we can offer lighting designs and help you choose the right types and quantities of lighting products.
Our team of lighting experts are on hand to help you with any questions you may have. Our extensive selection of garage and shed lighting solutions are available online. Don’t hesitate to contact us should you have any questions while browsing our extensive range online today.