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Workshop Lighting Layout Calculator | Shop Lighting Layout

When determining how many light fixtures are needed in your shop, a lighting layout is the ideal first step. The plan will accurately anticipate how much light and the illumination intensity you can expect. A lighting plan is valuable when building a new commercial space and when replacing existing fluorescent lights.

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The ideal shop lighting layout places lights to achieve a perfect balance of footcandles and even lighting across the space. The first step is to understand how bright you need the space to be. The first step is to understand how bright you need the space to be. The second step is to create a lighting plan that meets the criteria. It determines the amount of lighting as well as placement.

For general light-duty shops, 20 to 40 lumens per square foot should be enough. For shops that are utilized for production work, 40 to 60 lumens per square foot is a good target. For high-production commercial shop lighting, 60+ lumens per square foot should be considered.

There are two ways to do this. You can use a simple lighting calculator, it will give you a good estimate. Or, we can create a lighting plan for you. The plan provides the number of lights needed, the proper layout, and foot candle readings across the floor. It will help you achieve balanced lighting across the space. The exact use of the shop comes into play for this calculation so a farm shop lighting layout recommendation will differ slightly from a workshop lighting layout recommendation.

For general light-duty shops, 20-40 foot candles are enough. For shops that are utilized for production work, 40 to 60-foot candles are a good target. For high-production commercial shop lighting, 60+ is a good target.

For general light-duty shops, 20-40 foot candles are enough. For shops that are utilized for production work, 40 to 60-foot candles are a good target. For high-production commercial shop lighting, 60+ is a good target.

The answer relies on the amount of light you need. The answer could be as few as 4 lights in a 2X2 pattern, or as many as 8-10 if you need it to be super bright.