LED batten lights are an energy-efficient lighting solution for homes and businesses. They offer superior lighting performance, eco-friendliness and durability compared to traditional fluorescent tube lights. Most lighting retailers have a range of LED battens and can advise on the best solution for your space. Some may also be able to help with any local government rebates available.
When selecting an LED batten light it is important to consider its lumens and lux output and colour temperature. The brightness (lumens) of the light indicates its intensity and the lux rating is a measure of how much light falls on a surface per square metre. For a garage, basement or workshop setting it is recommended to go for at least a background lux of 100 with additional spot lighting provided by workbench lamps for extra illumination where required. The colour temperature of the LED bulb is measured in kelvins and can affect the mood and visual clarity of the light. A higher kelvin rating is more natural and closer to daylight.
Other features to look for are the ingress protection (IP) ratings of the LED batten light. If your garage, basement or workspace is exposed to dust, water splashes or power jets it's important that you select a batten that is designed to handle those conditions. Most LED battens have a high IP rating and are designed to be weatherproof and dust-resistant.