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Old 09-03-2017, 03:18 PM   #1
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All right guys, the time has come. I am erecting a 40x60x16' shop

Poured footers, poured walls(3' in ground, 2' out), 6" 3500psi floor
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40' insulated partition wall for a wash bay/ spray booth


Ok, nOW. What lights to use in the building?

In my current 25x53 I have a bunch of 8' T5 florescent light and I cant even listen to the radio when the lights are on due to static. YES, the lights are grounded. Even when i pull a car in the shop the car radio goes to all static.

Also, any recommendations for lights on the walls of the spray booth/ wash bay that are water resistant?
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Old 09-03-2017, 03:38 PM   #2
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A friend of mine installed 160w LED shop lights. He bought 100 of them for his workplace fabrication/welding shop. They are 20000 lumens each. Bought them from a China supplier direct. UL approved and ETL. Holy crap. You need sunglasses on.
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I have LEDs that mimic fluorescent strip lights in my garage and I love them because They hardly use any electricity they are instant on, and I do not believe they will cause static .. I purchased them from Costco and a lot of guys on the garage journal highly recommend them. One guy who had a shop with 40 of them calculated how much energy they used by leaving them on and said it was like $1.80 a day or something like that


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I have T5 lights in my shop and have no issues with radio interference.
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I just stumbled across these. I am pretty sure I will go with these in the spray booth/wash bay for the water proof nature of them
http://www.ebay.com/itm/36W-6000K-4f...-/291784290566
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Big Ass Lights.

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A litle more info, albeit a couple years ago...

http://www.contractortalk.com/f40/shop-lighting-240913/
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Talk to your power company as they most likely have large rebates available for specific lighting fixtures.
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high bay leds..all you need..
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high bay leds..all you need..
Not good enough for the spray booth, But maybe the rest of the shop.

Any idea how many would be needed in the remaining 45x40?
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You need about 750-1000 lux of brightness at the work space for nice lighting.

You can use your phone with an app called CPU-Z which can detect brightness using the RGB Sensor in the phone. Along with a lot of other things.
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You need about 750-1000 lux of brightness at the work space for nice lighting.

You can use your phone with an app called CPU-Z which can detect brightness using the RGB Sensor in the phone. Along with a lot of other things.
I looked that up but don't see anything about it.

This is what I found:

https://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html
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Not good enough for the spray booth, But maybe the rest of the shop.

Any idea how many would be needed in the remaining 45x40?
..na..i was just bluffing..
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You need about 750-1000 lux of brightness at the work space for nice lighting.

You can use your phone with an app called CPU-Z which can detect brightness using the RGB Sensor in the phone. Along with a lot of other things.
Doesn't really help me with when I wire the building
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Need explosion proof lights in spray booth.

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Put the lights in the ceiling so they don't break the plane of the ceiling.
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I once bought a spray booth complete, just so we could remove the 4 explosion proof lights. It was well worth the $150.
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Put the lights in the ceiling so they don't break the plane of the ceiling.
And what will that accomplish?

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I once bought a spray booth complete, just so we could remove the 4 explosion proof lights. It was well worth the $150.

A spray booth with only 4 lights? What was it for R/C cars?

My booth is going to be 40x16x16. I am looking at 20-25 lights
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16 foot ceilings is overkill. 10 is probably more than enough. Keeps the lights lower and you'll need less.

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