The lighting in my garage is pathetic. I have a single bulb dome light in the middle, and a dual T4 fluorescent chain pull over my work bench.

I want to have at least two switched 4-foot fixtures, over each side. I’d also like to have some additional power in the ceiling for a drop-down strip.

I figure this is beyond my meager home electrical skills, so I’d settle for a single higher output fixture.


My question is, LED, fluorescent, or some combination? Is it worth the cost of an electrician to have switchable if maybe I can convert the existing single bulb 75-watt dome to a 2 or even 4 bulb LED fixture? Then I could have chain pull lighting just for working on the cars, which I could connect to the existing 4 gang outlet.