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Workshop Lighting Layout Calculator | Shop Lighting Layout

Get Your Free Shop Lighting Plan

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.

What Is Included With A Lighting Plan?

  • Custom lighting layout with count & placement
  • Foot candle and light balance calculations
  • Light fixture recommendation and quote
  • Dedicated lighting specialist to assist with your project

How long does it take to get a plan?

Indoor1-2 business days
Outdoor2-3 business days


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What is the Ideal Shop Lighting Layout?

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.

How Do I Calculate the Lumens Needed for Lighting a Shop?

It is better to consider how bright you need the space to be instead of the lumens you need per fixture. A lighting plan software will pick the ideal fixture based on your needs. However, guessing the amount of lumens you need per fixture is not a good idea.

How Do I Calculate the Number of Lights Needed in a Shop?

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.

How Many Foot Candles Do You Need for a Shop?

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.

How Do I Calculate LED Shop Light Placement?

A lighting plan will do that for you. It considers your space, your needs, and your requirements. It figures out the best light and the best placement for it. A lighting plan removes all the guesswork from having to figure this out on your own.

What is the Ideal 24 X 40 Shop Lighting Layout?

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.

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