Garages are used for so much more than just a place to park your car. Whether your garage has become a workshop, storage room, or place where you go to unwind, better quality lighting makes it a much more welcoming space. Finding the best LED bulbs for garage use is the place to start. We researched some of the most popular products out there and put together this guide to help you figure out which product is best for you.
Length: Length is pretty uniform. By that, we mean that all of these products are 4 feet long. This is a great size for a garage space because it emits enough light that the entire space is illuminated without being too harsh.
Pieces: If you have a larger space, you might need more than one light. A lot of these products come in sets of 4 or 6 so you’ll be able to find the perfect set for your space.
Wattage: This is the energy required to emit light. Note, when we talk about energy efficiency and say things like, “40W for 100W of light,” it means 40 W of power is used to produce the same light as a 100W incandescent bulb.
Energy Star: Energy Star is a program launched by the US Environmental Protection Agency in 1992. It certifies that products ranging from LED lights to refrigerators to washing machines meet certain energy standards. Efficient appliances mean saving money, too.
Color Temperature: There are 3 color temperatures: soft white, cool white, and daylight. Soft cool is yellow, warm, and relaxing. Cool white is a bit brighter and well suited for workspaces. Finally, daylight is blush white and it perfect for small projects.
Warranty: One of the best things about these products is that they all come with a great warranty. In fact, they’re all covered for the same period of time, 5 years. That’s pretty impressive and really says something about this technology.
Now that you know a little more about what to look for, let’s move into our reviews. Here’s how it works. If you’re in a hurry, the beginning is the best place to start. We put our top and budget picks right at the top of the list so you can see some of the variety that’s available. Stick around if you can, all of these products would make a great addition to any garage. All right, let’s get started!