If this is the wrong forum, move it, or delete it, figured it would get more answers here since it IS the 'garage' I need to get some lights in the garage. Basically its about 35Lx25W. Curious as to what you guys would recommend so there is sufficient lighting in there. Anyone have somthing similar? Should I just run two strips going from front to back...or a few rows going from side to side...or? I bought a few 8ft. fluorescent lights and they buzz and flicker like crazy. Guess I should have went with the more expensive model I'll be returning them obviously. What is brighter and draws less power....(2) 4ft lights or (1) 8ft. light. I dont want to spend a fortune, kind of on a budget, but I do want to be able to see wtf I am doing in there. I also noticed they have different ballasts...magnetic and electric....some for 60w bulbs all the way to 110w bulbs. Also what kind of bulbs...most I have seen are 'cool white' I hooked one 8ft (2-60wbulbus)set up and the one 4ft (2-40w bulbs) seemed brighter?!?! WTF!?!? I am gonna paint the walls also...I would think that would help make it brighter in there also...they are just regular cinder (sp?) block walls Any suggestions?