The Best Light for the Job: How to Choose Lighting
Whether you need to light up an
office, home, garage, workspace,
construction site or warehouse,
choosing the right lighting is
important. Of course, lighting
adds to the feeling and design of
a room, helping you draw
attention to its best features.
But, more importantly, lighting
makes it possible to get a job
With the right lighting you can
see your tools, equipment,
computer screen or anything
else you need that makes it
possible for you to work safely
and effectively. With all the
options out there, how do you
choose the right one? Here are a
few common situations that
require the perfect lighting and
the types of light you should
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Moving Between Spaces
For any task that requires you to move between spaces in dim areas, go with a hand light.
These lights are small, compact and light weight so you can easily take them with you and even
hold one in your hand while you work with the other.
Hand lights make it possible for you to see your way and to avoid tripping over equipment or
tools, which can be very dangerous. Keeping a few of these next to your garage or warehouse
door is a great way to make sure you or your employees will stay safe.
Illuminating Dark Nooks
Hand lights are also ideal for illuminating dark nooks while working. They are great for working
under car hoods, using computer equipment, inspecting tools and equipment, brightening up a
closet or storage room and getting a closer look at anything that is in shadows.
These are also great to keep on hand even in areas that are generally well lit. For example, your
warehouse may have adequate lighting, but it may be hard for your employees to inspect
equipment up close due to shadows and positioning. Solve this problem with a set of hand
Lighting a Perimeter or Pathway
If you need to light up a perimeter or pathway, festoon
lights are your answer. These LED lights are small but
powerful and can make it safe for people to walk along
a pathway or identify the edge of a space.
Festoon lights are ideal outside and can be used for
anything from construction sites to events. These lights
come in large sets so you can easily light up a large
area. They emit a glare-free light, making them perfect
for situations where you want to light up a space
without making it hard for people to use it.
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Adding Light and Safety to a Garden
Festoon lights are also an excellent option for the garden. They can add dimension and interest
to your yard and can help you highlight certain areas. You could add them under trees, along a
pathway, around your deck or patio or even throughout your flowerbeds to make them look
more professional and polished.
Adding lights to your garden can also make the area safer. Keeping the outside of your home lit
up can deter burglars and make it easier for people to find their way around, limiting the risk of
tripping or stepping on something dangerous.
Just one of the features that makes these lights perfect for the garden is that most models do
not emit heat, making them safe to use around plants, grass and mulch. Use these lights every
day or just for special occasions.
Brightening a Large Workspace
For larger spaces that require a lot of bright light, especially for working, go with halogen lights.
These lights are very bright and come with large stands that you can adjust for height. Halogen
lights put out a lot of light, so you can easily light up a workspace or warehouse that requires
excellent lighting for detailed jobs.
Halogen lights are also great for outdoor, garden or construction projects, since they can light
up an area at night extremely well. Consider hiring a few of these lights if your space is
extremely large so you can place them around the area and adjust the height and angles to
achieve optimal lighting.
Lighting Warehouse Aisles and Spaces
For lighting smaller areas, like aisles and spaces in a warehouse, you’ll need magnetic halogen
lights. These lights are very versatile and can be used on any magnetic surface, like polls, pillars,
shelving units and even doors. While these lights are small and mobile, they are still extremely
powerful and let off a lot of light.
Magnetic halogen lights are also a good fit for home projects where you will be working in the
garage. You can easily attach these lights where needed so you can see car parts, tools,
construction equipment, wood projects and gardening projects.
Bringing Extra Light for Detailed Tasks
Even in spaces that have a lot of light, sometimes you need a
little extra light. For this, use a floor light. These mobile tools
can be carried around and then set up on the floor where
extra light is needed. They are quick and easy to set up and
are sturdy enough that you won’t worry about knocking
them over while you work.
These lights usually have a reflector that helps make the light
even brighter and a handle for easy gripping. A good model
will also have a very tough body so it can withstand bumps
and drops and will even have an anti-shock base for added
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Floor lights are also great for projects in the home, like painting and remodelling and can be
used in the garage too. They are compact enough to be stored and moved easily, but tough
enough to withstand virtually any environment and situation.
Choosing the right light for the job not only makes your project easier, but makes it safer. When
you can easily see your way around equipment or outdoor features and when you have enough
lighting to be able to see and manipulate tools and equipment, you can avoid accidents and
injuries. Don’t put up with dim conditions or unsafe surroundings during your next project. Hire
the right lamp for the job and make everything easier and safer.
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