Shop Lighting Needs

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What about lighting the shop?

Shop Lighting Needs

Wood shop lighting is a big consideration when doing a woodworking shop layout. Here are some things to consider when shopping for lights:

  • What type of lighting will you need?
  • Will there be any natural lighting available?
  • Will florescent lighting work better than incandescent?
  • What is the height of the shop ceiling?
    Are lights equipped with shatter guards necessary?
Even if the shop will be well lit with a mix of lighting sources, it is a good idea to equip each station with a work light. For example, if the station is up against a wall while your working, the ceiling light may be to your back and not on the piece your working on, making it harder to see.



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