When you like to work in the garage or simply use it to store your supplies, LED lights can better improve your work efficiency.
Now, we will provide you with a comprehensive shopping guide. We will discuss the factors that need to be considered before buying LED lighting for the garage.
So, let’s begin!
◆Factors To Consider
1.Wattage and Brightness
In the past, people bought lamps based on wattage and believed that this determined the brightness of the light emitted by the lamps. However, it is not.
Lumens measure how much light you are getting from the lamp. That is: More lumens means it’s a brighter light; fewer lumens means it’s a dimmer light.
The wattage tells the buyer how much energy the lamp uses, not the brightness. For example, a 100-watt light bulb is not necessarily brighter than a 40-watt light bulb.
If you want your lamps to illuminate every corner of your garage, please choose LED lamps with 3500 lumens and above.
2.Color Rendering Index (CRI)
Color Rendering Index (CRI) measures the ability of a light source to accurately reproduce the colors of the object it illuminates. Light sources with CRI of 85 to 90 are considered to have good color rendering. Light sources with a CRI of 90 or higher have excellent color rendering. Ideal for applications that require the most accurate color discrimination.
Color temperature is measured in Kelvin (K) units. Typically, Kelvin temperatures for commercial and residential lighting applications fall somewhere on a scale from 2000K to 6500K. Generally speaking, 2700K is warm White, which gives people a cozy, inviting atmosphere and is more used with the living room, kitchen, and bedroom. 5000K is Daylight, which gives people an atmosphere of crispness and invigorating, and it suits the garage and basement better.
If you work in the garage for several hours but still want to save on electricity bills, LED lights are the best choice. Studies have shown that, compared with regular bulbs, they consume less than 60% of the energy. When providing the same lumens, the smaller the wattage, the more energy-saving the lamp.
Choosing LED lighting is a wise choice because they have a significantly longer life than fluorescent bulbs (50,000 hours vs. 15,000 hours). This saves you a lot of replacement and maintenance costs every year.
Before you make a purchase, please confirm whether they meet ETL (Edison Testing Laboratory) certification or UL (Underwriters Laboratory) certification.
To choose a product that is easy to install, make sure that a clear installation guide is included. Choose a product that can be done with few steps in a few minutes.