Our three-bay garage has never had very good lighting. There were a pair of 8′ fluorescent tubes in each of the outer bays and a single bare bulb in the center bay. I’m only installing LED lighting in the house, so I knew I didn’t just want to add more fluorescent fixtures. Since we’re adding a car lift and getting the garage door re-tracked right against the ceiling, I also knew I wanted something flush with the ceiling.
After researching options, we decided on installing recessed lights. I bought the brightest lights I could find and installed them roughly 5′ apart in both dimensions. They should provide ample lighting for our project.