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Thanks WDE, the shop is in the process of getting some much needed love, new lights, air system and more outlets. I was getting tired of tripping over airlines and extension cords in the dark.
I plan to install 16 linear high bay LED lights to replace the fluorescent fixtures. Modeling shows I will have over 100 FC at 30”. That might be a little overkill but they are dimmable.

I have outlets all around but no 220. I’m trying to get those all planned as I want them installed before doing the walls. So far I have welder(s), compressor, and lift on my list.
 
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I plan to install 16 linear high bay LED lights to replace the fluorescent fixtures

If you haven’t already committed to fixtures I highly recommend these, I hired a company to do a light study and my only request was” I want it to be like walking on the surface of the sun” thinking it would be easier to turn a few off or dim them than add more later. They put 25 of these light in my shop and it’s a game changer.

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Curious - what are you using for air piping?
I don’t want to ball up WDE’s thread so I’ll post some more info of what I’m doing here: Maxline by Rapidair - https://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/maxline-by-rapidair.1263254/
 
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@J Mack I was looking at either the same fixture or one very similar but in a 15000 lumens output at 5k color. Mine will be hanging around 15’ and I thought it better to go 16 fixtures instead of 12 with lower output. Again, my shop is only 40’ x 40’ and iirc the result will be 109 FC at 30”.
 
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Mine will be hanging around 15’ and I thought it better to go 16 fixtures instead of 12 with lower output.
I’m not an expert and spent a bunch of money doing it myself incorrectly. What I learned is China light output numbers on Chinese branded lights is different than the light output on name brand lights. These Lithonia lights have less output than a fixture they replaced but the difference in usable light down low is staggering. They did hang a smaller version of the same Lithonia light under my mezzanine at 10” and they are a good choice if you plan to hang some lower.

I’m not qualified to tell you what you need for your shop but if your local supply house sells Lithonia fixtures I wouldn’t hesitate to buy one of the larger lights and just replace a single existing fixture in your shop and see what you think, my guess is 12 of these would give you all you need or would want.
 

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What I learned is China light output numbers on Chinese branded lights is different than the light output on name brand lights.
These are the ones I was modelling and when I said similar, I meant Lithonia. Given how fast the LED landscape is changing I probably won't buy anything until I'm close to hanging them.

 

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