I had the builder sheet the ceiling with steel, install the hanging heater and insulate the ceiling. So, it was a basic shell (one plugin, one light bulb) when I got the keys. I did opt to upgrade to 200 amp electric service.
First step, light. The one bulb is not going to cut it.
I decided on standard T5 bulbs. A lot of them :-) One thing I can’t stand is not being able to see. My goal was to make sure anywhere I was in the shop, I did not cast a shadow on the very thing I am trying to see.
I also went with 6500K (daylight) bulbs. Hoping this would produce a nice light that represents color well. It was a good call, very happy with it.
In the end, I have 80 4’ bulbs. Seems like a lot, but the light is honestly perfect (the pics don’t do it justice)
This picture is from a bit further on in the build out, but gives you a better idea of the amount of light.
Next up, insulation and wall sheeting.