Lighting in the garage - nuances and subtleties of the organization an important component of comfort

By Admin | Garden And Buildings / Garage
11 April 2016

Competent and high-quality lighting in the garage - one of the main issues raised in its interior decoration.Repairs, vehicle maintenance can not be done at the appropriate level in low light.In addition, the garage often becomes a "place of residence" is not only a favorite of transportation, but also a venue for various types of work, such as carpentry, a place to store a lot of things as necessary and unnecessary, but for elementary search any subject, of course, need a goodlighting.The question of how to make the lighting in the garage should be at the design stage.It is at this stage it is necessary to develop a lighting scheme of the garage, the best option arrangement of fixtures and their appearance.


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How to make the lighting in the garage, that it meets all the requirements?In this section we will consider in detail, what the main points you need to pay close attention to the design of lighting.

The organization of lighting in the garage
organization of lighting in the garage

So, how should the right lighting:

  • Lighting should be uniform, to cover the entire inner area of ​​the premises.This requirement will ensure trouble-free operation of a motor vehicle and high-quality repairs.This problem is easily solved by a general illumination device in combination with a local, e.g., in a workbench;
  • lighting scheme is better to use a modular, to be able to separately cover the common space or a specific work area;
  • Lighting should be economical.Since the lighting in the garage requires almost always due to a lack of sources of natural light, it is advisable to include an item in the project on the use of energy-saving lamps.

Types of lighting ↑

Today there is a wide choice of light sources, characterized by certain advantages and disadvantages.

more thorough acquaintance with every kind of lamp will allow to make the right decision that will be best for a particular situation.

as lighting for the garage may be used:

  • incandescent lamps;
  • Fluorescent lamps;
  • Energy-saving lamps;
  • LED lamps.

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The use of incandescent lamps is one of the most common options for the lighting device in the garage.The advantages of this option include the availability, ease of installation and simplicity of operation.

However, more serious disadvantages: the life of a small, high power consumption, non-uniformity of the light flux.Light which gives light bulb has yellow and red spectra, far from white.This leads to deterioration of color perception of the surrounding space.The bulk of the energy consumed by the lamp is transformed into heat, which explains the low efficiency at such a lamp.Another notable drawback is the high probability of sparks at burnout of the filament lamp, which may cause significant adverse effects on indoor garage.

course, are familiar incandescent lighting options, not only for the garage, but nowadays should pay attention to more modern versions.

The use of fluorescent lamps ↑

Fluorescent lamps
Fluorescent lamps

use fluorescent lighting in the garage is quite a good option.These lamps have a uniform luminous flux, long life, cost-effective.But they also have disadvantages.

fluorescent lamps may not light up when air temperature is below 5 degrees.In addition, when the voltage drops these lamps begin to burn dim light barely noticeable.So if you have finally decided to opt for fluorescent lamps, it is necessary to take care of the heating of the garage and install a voltage stabilizer.

There is another unpleasant nuance, which is more able to influence the choice.Inside the fluorescent lamp contains mercury vapors that can be harmful to health when it is damaged.For this reason, these light sources require special disposal, which is often not available in many Russian cities.

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Energy-saving lamps
saving lamps

use of energy-saving lamps for the lighting in the garage is the most profitable option.Such lamps are long-lived, good luminous efficiency, low power consumption and the ability to work at any temperature.There is also a possibility to select the desired color of light flux - light, cold and soft white light and others.By

negative aspects of energy saving lamps should be attributed a higher value, and the presence of mercury vapor inside the enclosure.

Lighting LED lamps ↑

LED bulbs
LED lamps

LEDs are rarely used for the lighting device in the garage.Most often they are used to provide local illumination.The main advantages of using these lamps include a high color rendering index, low power consumption, the lack of flow pulsations of light, long life, safety.The drawback of LED lamps is a fairly high price, which is certainly paying off during operation.

lighting for the garage: the organization ↑

Garage - industrial areas, so the main goal, which is achieved by the installation of wiring, is to ensure the safety and practicality.Driving it is developed simultaneously with the laying of the garage project.

more preferred embodiment, the organization of lighting becomes concealed wiring.It hides the cable and has a protective function against mechanical damage.For brick and concrete walls apply to cable installation Stroebe and all the plaster cover.If you plan to wall cladding, the wiring is installed in plastic or metal tubes.When laying concealed wiring cable protection is achieved from any adverse impacts.

open wiring is also quite common.For example, if a metal garage wall and are not subject to the casing, the optimal solution would be the laying of electrical wires in a plastic box, metal hose and corrugated pipe.Installation of outdoor wiring can reduce the amount of work performed.In addition, it is desirable to hold a garage installation of grounding.

device local lighting in the garage ↑

in any garage, where seriously engaged in repair of vehicles, must be viewing the pit.For it will be the ideal option lighting device downlights.It should be noted that this place has high humidity, condensation.That is why the best solution for lighting the observation wells are low-voltage light sources with power 12V.Their washing is carried out through a step-down transformer from the mains common garage.Lighting viewing hole requires special care and accuracy, because this place is very dangerous from the electrical safety.

Lighting viewing hole
Lighting viewing hole

addition to viewing hole can organize local illumination of entry and garage door.This measure will greatly facilitate car parking in the evening.In conclusion, it can be noted that the organization of the competent, cost-effective, efficient lighting in the garage is a problem to be solved.Only to the issue should be approached at the design stage, all carefully consider and make the most appropriate choice.The main thing you need to strictly comply with all electrical safety requirements when applying lighting in the garage.