In a typical home, the garage is often used for more than simply protecting your vehicles. It is also a place that provides additional storage, work shops, and hobby or entertainment areas. In order to provide the proper lighting for all the uses a garage provides, it’s necessary to consider its use with the type of garage lighting required. Many garages have only a single fixture, and that is not near enough light for even simple tasks. Contact Mister Sparky electricians for electrical installation and home electrical repair in Huntsville, AL.
Fluorescent lights provide bright light, ideal for garages. In addition, they emit scarcely any heat, and typically last a long time. Furthermore, they can be installed with the removal of the existing light fixture. We recommend one 8 ft. fluorescent fixture for each parking space in your garage. Choose a fixture using two 4 ft. fluorescent tubes for easier bulb handling. The disadvantages include flickering and a lack of aesthetic value to your garage. Furthermore, fluorescent lighting is a mercury-vapor gas-discharge lamp, and will require proper hazardous disposal due to the mercury content. In addition, you should be aware that an electronic ballast will operate down to 0 degrees, whereas those with magnetic ballasts are not recommended for temperatures less than 50 degrees.
Another lighting option that provides a significant upgrade in style for a garage, is recessed lighting. Not only do they look great, but they can be placed over work areas for task lighting, and directional lighting is available for chasing shadows away. If your garage houses a collection of classics, recessed lighting is a means of placing them in its own spotlight. Furthermore, you can now place recessed lighting on a dimmer, for the effect and mood you want to create. Dimmers are now available for LED lighting. Recessed lighting is the ideal choice for garages with low ceilings as they fit flush. Mister Sparky electricians can provide the installation and home electrical repair in Huntsville, AL you require.
Motion sensors prevent you from entering a dark garage, and increase your security and safety. Furthermore, when installing them outside your garage door, ensure the perimeter of the home is also well lighted, in order to reveal any potential danger lurking in the shadows. Our licensed electricians can provide the installation or home electrical repair in Huntsville, AL that you need.
Typically used over kitchen islands, family rooms and home bars, pendant lighting is an alternate solution for lighting over work benches with style. Working with tools requires adequate task lighting, and a garage pendant light are especially beneficial in a garage with a high ceiling. Combining pendant task lighting with fluorescent, LED or recessed lighting throughout the garage enables the tasks you perform to be properly illuminated. Depending on your style, consider industrial themed lighting with a metal shade to direct lighting downward. However, use fluorescent or LED bulbs to prevent the risk of a burn. With this type of bulb, the metal won’t heat up. Contact our dedicated electricians today for the installation and home electrical repair in Huntsville, AL you require.
Exterior Garage Entry
Place a sconce on either side of the garage door to provide a balanced appearance, and the extra lighting will help ensure your safety. Use fixtures with a globe to direct light downward, preventing glare as you approach the garage. Motion sensor lighting can ensure the lighting turns on as you approach, reducing energy consumption.
LED lighting provides the highest energy efficiency among all lighting options. In addition, LED lights provide the longest lifespan, of approximately 10-11 years when you purchase a quality brand. LED lighting is also best for the environment, as it does not contain mercury or toxins.
When your garage is not attached to the home, path lighting will ensure safe passage between the garage and the front door for you and your guests. If the distance is not to great, motion sensor flood lighting may also provide an option. However, path lighting ensures safety for all your guests, regardless of the direction they approach your home from. Our knowledgeable electricians can provide the installation or the home electrical repair in Huntsville, AL that you require.
You can rely on Mister Sparky licensed electricians to provide quality electrical services. Our electricians provide services that meet and/or exceeds the industry standards for quality you can trust. In addition, we offer emergency electrical services 24/7 for your business or home electrical repair in Huntsville, AL. Give us a call today to schedule garage lighting installation, other electrical installaiton, or home electrical repair in Huntsville, AL. Mister Sparky serves the North Alabama region and is a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.