# How much lighting do I need in my garage?

## How much lighting do I need in my garage?

The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Lighting Handbook recommends 50 lumens (a measure of light output) per square foot in residential garages and 300 lumens per square foot in workshop areas.

## How many lights do I need for a 24×24 garage?

For a 24’x24′ 2-car garage (576 square feet), a total of 46,000-57,600 lumens are recommended. Having the proper lighting is very important, especially if you’re using your garage as a shop — fixing cars, woodworking, or any type of fun tinkering.

**How do you calculate lighting needs?**

Multiply width of room x length of room x 1.5 = amount of total minimum wattage needed (assuming an eight foot ceiling). Divide by 60 to get the number of 60-watt equivalent bulbs required. Then, add up the wattage in each bulb in each fixture to figure out how many light fixtures are needed.

### How do you calculate lighting requirements?

Multiply your room square footage by the footcandle requirement. For example, a 100-square foot living room, which needs 20 footcandles, will need 2,000 lumens. A 100-square foot dining room, which needs 40 footcandles, will need 4,000 lumens 2 (see PDF and complete footcandle index).

### How far apart should garage lights be?

The distance between fixtures (C) should be about 1–1 1⁄ 2 times (A). For example, a typical 24×24′ shop with a 10′ ceiling and 36″-high work surfaces gives you a distance of 7′ for (A).

**How far apart to place can lights?**

A good general rule for placement is to divide the height of the ceiling by two. The result is the amount of space to leave between each light. For example, recessed lighting spacing for an 8-foot-high ceiling would be 4 feet between each light. This will provide good spacing for general room lighting.

## How many lumens do I need for garage lights?

Workspace or garage: 8,000 to 10,000 lumens. Kitchen work areas: 7,000 to 8,000 lumens. Bathroom: 7,000 to 8,000 lumens. Home office: 6,000 to 8,000 lumens.

## How many lumens do I need for a 1200 square foot garage?

A general rule of thumb is to use 130 to 150 lumens per square foot of work space.

**How do you calculate how many LED lights do I need?**

To determine the needed lumens, you will need to multiply your room square footage by your room foot-candle requirement. For example, a 100 square foot living room, which needs 10-20 foot-candles, will need 1,000-2,000 lumens. A 100 square foot dining room, which needs 30-40 foot-candles, will need 3,000-4,000 lumens.

### How do you calculate light spacing?

### How many lights do I need in my shop?

Shops where finely detailed tasks are carried out may require up to 300 foot candles per square foot, according to the Industrial Accident Prevention Association. By contrast, a typical retail shop might need a lighting intensity of only 20 to 30 foot candles per square foot.

**How do you layout canned lights?**

## Are LED lights good for garage?

For unheated garages in areas that experience bitter cold winters, LED bulbs are the most suitable choice. In fact, LEDs become more efficient in colder temperatures. They don’t need to heat up, so they become bright immediately and produce consistent, energy-efficient light in very cold temperatures.

## How many square feet is a 2 car garage?

How Many Square Feet is In a 2 Car Garage? The average sized 2 car garage’s square footage usually ranges from 400 (20×20), 576(24×24), and 720 (24×30) square feet.