There are various reasons why lighting your garage with light is important and essential. The garage has different purposes and therefore both outdoor and indoor lighting is important to consider. It may be to improve security, illuminate a drive way or path and internally you may need to create more light as garages can be dark and lack light.
Thus, just because it is a garage the lighting does not have to be bad or ugly. The garage still acts as a functional part of any home so it is important not to forget lighting design can be cool and decorative.
Making sure that you have the right lighting around the exterior of your garage is key to help keep it secure and also important so that yourself and visitors can see clearly. For the exterior of the garage you should consider outdoor lights with a PIR sensor so that the light automatically turns on when movement is detected. This can be useful for both security and providing light when unlocking the garage or walking close by.
Our range of PIR outdoor lights can still be made decorative. For example, the Tin Maxi with sensor can create both upwards on downwards light which creates elegant details whilst still being practical.
The inside of a garage can often be boring and receive very little natural light. The use of your garage depends on what sort of lighting you will need. You should consider if you use the garage for storage or if your garage is used as a work shop. If so, you will need to consider carefully where you need the light to be.
When choosing lamps for the garage, always remember to inform yourself about the IP rating of the lamp, as there can often be dust and damp in the garage.
A good starting point is the ceiling as light will always be needed here. We recommend that you choose good general overhead lighting as the primary light source. Here we can highlight ceiling light, which have a wide spreading angle, so that the entire garage is illuminated. Use for example Works, which is one of our most used light fixtures in the garage. In addition, we can recommend Oakland, as several lamps can be connected, which gives the opportunity to have consistent lighting in the ceiling. Furthermore, outdoor recessed spots and ceiling lights are useful in the garage.
If you use the garage for storage, we can advantageously recommend LED strips on or behind the shelves. This gives both a visually beautiful expression and is practical when you should find things in the garage.
If you use your garage as a work space, you need to consider extra task lighting not just for vision but for safety as well. This can for example be in the form of table lamps or wall lamps. Here we can recommend our Arki table lamp, which gives a good light on the tabletop and at the same time the light can be adjusted where needed. Arki can also be mounted on the wall or the edge of the table, which gives many applications.
If you need an even more powerful work light, the beautiful Decoline ceiling light is a good suggestion. Decoline has a larger illumination surface than table or wall lights and is therefore practical over the work table.