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Old 11-01-2018, 02:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Pole Barn Lighting

Building a 60' x 104' x 14' sidewall pole building. It is going to be used only for horse riding so in an ideal world I am looking for: inexpensive to purchase, inexpensive to use, consistent light/no shading.

I read thru the HF LED light thread before this. Looks promising. But what about plain old 150 watt equivalent LED Flood Light Bulbs? ($8 for bulb, $1 for box, $1 for socket). Will I get enough light? How many will I need?

What would you recommend? Anybody have a similar situation that they can add insight? Thks.

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Old 11-01-2018, 04:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No expert, but the first thing you need to think about is the beam pattern and how much light is going to hit the ground. If your lamps are mounted at a height of 10' and have an 80 beam pattern by the time the light hits the floor you are looking at a 14' radius and as you can image that isn't that much light from 150 watts. It will take a lot of lamps fairly close together to give you the light I think you will want. Maybe buy a couple and plug them in and test your idea.

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Old 11-01-2018, 06:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Building a 60' x 104' x 14' sidewall pole building. It is going to be used only for horse riding so in an ideal world I am looking for: inexpensive to purchase, inexpensive to use, consistent light/no shading.

I read thru the HF LED light thread before this. Looks promising. But what about plain old 150 watt equivalent LED Flood Light Bulbs? ($8 for bulb, $1 for box, $1 for socket). Will I get enough light? How many will I need?

What would you recommend? Anybody have a similar situation that they can add insight? Thks.
I like these and if it weren't for having a bunch of the old 4 foot tubes left, I'd be all over it. You can hang them as high or low as needed:
https://www.samsclub.com/sams/honeyw...lp_product_1_4

In a large garage I had before I ran multiple outlets at the ceiling, connected to a few light switches so I had zones. This also allowed me to move the 4 footers as my shop changed. I prefer the lights plugged into switchable outlets over hardwired for this ease of moving as needs change and the hanging 4 footers are perfect for that. Even better now with LED

I may have to have my old fluorescent ones 'break' soon. Good thing is, when they do, just unhang them and hang up these.

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Old 11-01-2018, 07:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Recommend checking out Garage Journal

You have a "high bay" lighting application that I'd consider non-standard with the dirt floor that will most likely be darker than concrete so may require more lumens to get your desired effect. That site has links to lighting calculators and members that can give detailed help.
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Old 11-01-2018, 10:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Building a 60' x 104' x 14' sidewall pole building. It is going to be used only for horse riding so in an ideal world I am looking for: inexpensive to purchase, inexpensive to use, consistent light/no shading.

I read thru the HF LED light thread before this. Looks promising. But what about plain old 150 watt equivalent LED Flood Light Bulbs? ($8 for bulb, $1 for box, $1 for socket). Will I get enough light? How many will I need?

What would you recommend? Anybody have a similar situation that they can add insight? Thks.
Im jealous. I agree with tnDan.
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Old 11-01-2018, 10:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I'll have to deal with high bay lighting as well.
We are building a 40x72 shop/house(shouse).
Living area is two story 24x40 and attached "garage" is 40x48 with 17.5' ceiling.
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I'd check out the leds from here,friend is using some from here and there bright.

https://www.e-conolight.com
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Old 11-05-2018, 08:29 AM   #8 (permalink)
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diesail - I think that is what I am going to end up doing.
MP06011999 - Those look promising. The 150watt flood bulbs have about 1700 lumens and those are 5000 and consumes 45 watts of electricity.
tnDan and Ringnecks - Not sure this build is financially smart, but then again you can't take it with you.
gmc502 - In regards to the highbay lighting they don't give that away. $80 bucks at the cheapest for 5400 lumens.

Trusses are going up today. Hoping they can complete and I can get electricity dug in before the ground freezes.
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Old 11-06-2018, 01:15 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I found this site: Visual Interior Tool

Haven't messed around with it a lot, but it does recommended lighting locations and also how many lumens. Garagejounal.com has been a pretty good source too.

Based upon both sites looks like it will be just over 1k for fixtures and bulbs (qty 35 fixtures).
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Old 11-07-2018, 08:43 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I have bought things from E econo light before and they seem decent. I have also bought from these guys and always been happy with the experience and products.
https://www.superbrightleds.com/


14' height you may be able to get away with a flood light sort of thing depending on what you will be doing in there.



For sure I would be going LED. Pay attention to the color. 2700-3500k is your classic light bulb or quartz yellowish color. 5000 is your classic florescent institutional white light. People used to go with the white because it seemed brighter but now brightness isn't a problem so you can go with which ever you like.

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