<VV> New Garage - Lighting

John Beck jb30343 at navix.net
Sun Oct 23 17:24:30 EDT 2005

The Philips tubes you're using are good.  So is the price.  Still,
incandescent, with a CRI of 100 are tough to beat for paint touch up and
similar activities.  Human eyes are great at compensating for less than
ideal lighting.  A very small amount of incandescent light makes a big
difference in CRI.  --J.B.

> JVHRoberts at aol.com wrote:
> Save the aggravation. I have 86+ CRI, 3500K T8 fluorescents with
> electronic ballasts, and I have ZERO doubt that incandescents NOT be
> an improvement. These fluorescents are GREAT! No flicker, starts when
> it's very cold, and have excellent color rendition. And, all the time,
> using less energy than standard shop lights, and FAR less than
> incandescents.
> Got my fixtures at Home Depot, and got my tubes online, a case of 25,
> for under $3 a tube. Mine were the Philips ALTO, F32T8/835PLUS. GE,
> Sylvania, and others make similar tubes. You want the high CRI
> variety, they show colors a lot better, and are a bit more efficient.
> In a message dated 10/23/2005 1:42:45 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> jb30343 at navix.net writes:
>      I agree too, and I'll add an additional tip.  Mixing a
>      little bit of
>      incandescent light with your flo's can give you a big boost
>      in CRI.  In
>      a garage as big as yours, I would consider a low level of
>      base lighting
>      for the whole garage and task lighting in each work area.
>      I'd probably
>      use a mix of flo's and incandescent.  --J.B.

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