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Installing Garage Light Fixtures

How to Install and Connect Garage Light Fixtures: Wiring Light Fixtures, Cords and Plugs, Light Fixture Clearance.


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Electrical Question: I am planning to install garage light fixtures. What else must I use to hang a high bay fixture in a garage besides metal clamps for chain support on metal beams, jack chain rated at 30 pounds -one on each end of fixture and on metal beams, Romex connectors on fixture, electrical junction box, and 14-3 SO 600Volt rated HD cord.

This electrical wiring question came from: Jim, a Property Manager from Helena, Montana.
Thanks for your Electrical Wiring question Jim.

Electrical Answer:

How to Install and Connect Garage Light Fixtures

Preparations
Application: Garage Ceiling Mounted High Bay Light Fixtures.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best installed by a Licensed Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, a non-aluminum ladder and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and access to the light fixture(s).
Precaution: Identify the lighting circuit or power source, turn it OFF and  Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Notice: Installing additional garage fixture wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

Materials List for Installing Garage High Bay Light Fixtures

Jim, it sounds like you have a good material list for installing garage light fixture, and here are a few more ideas for you to consider:

  • Wiring Light Fixtures
    Type SO or SJ cord is great for making cords that attach right to the light high bay fixtures and other suspended light fixtures.
  • Cords and Plugs
    Cord caps for the ends of the cords.
  • Receptacle Box
    A receptacle box assembly located just above each light fixture.
  • High Bay Light Fixture
    You will notice that the high bay light fixtures have hooks for hanging, so the cord connection provides for an east connect or disconnect.
  • Light Fixture Clearance
    When installing most High Bay light fixtures you will need 7 feet minimum clearance.

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