What a difference a light makes!
Let's face it florescent shop lights are the worst!
Especially when you are working with fabric, or you know get migraine headaches from them. So the lights were the next on my list of things that needed to get changed out in the garage to be comfortable in my space. For this project I got a little help from my future hubby Steve.
Steve is meticulous, he measures like four times and triple checks everything he does. It’s what made me want his help on this particular project. Because electrical is one thing you don’t want to mess up or half-ass, it will kill you or burn down your house. That being said, check your local permits before you try this project. See, this is a garage, nothing in this garage is really up to house code anyway
This took longer than wiring the lights in. We wanted everything to be evenly spaced, look symmetrical and we couldn’t hit a stud or existing junction box. So once we had everything measured out and looking good it was time to cut the holes for the lights in the ceiling.
Installing the light housing
This part was actually easy, you just cut where you had traced around the template and then put the housing through the hole making sure it clipped in place above the drywall ceiling.
Wire the lights into the circut
Both Steve and I have done our fair share of electrical work, so we are both very comfortable with knowing to pull the wire from and how to wire things into place. The hardest part is doing this in the attic crawl space. Steve only fit in the middle spot, I had to crawl down to the ends where the roof was lower and do those. Not many pictures from here because we just wanted out of there. As a note, the light we have up here is from a work light that we are running from our generator. The power is completely off for this part.