Using LED battens in your garage: benefits, sizes and considerations

LED Battens are a useful and popular lighting solution for garages. Whatever you use your garage for, whether it is to house your car, a workshop, or a storage facility, choosing the right lighting system is very important.

When choosing the ideal LED battens for your garage, it is essential to understand the benefits of the lights and how they can enhance the environment of your garage. It is also crucial to be aware of all the options that are available and the various uses of LED battens in garages so that you can make an informed choice.

What are LED battens?

LED Battens are eco-friendly, energy-efficient tube lights that can be fixed to the ceiling of many rooms, including your garage, to deliver a consistently bright light output, reliable and flicker-free experience. LED ceiling battens are non-toxic and are ideal for replacing fluorescent tube lights.

Benefits of installing LED battens in your garage

LED battens deliver a plethora of benefits, such as ease of installation. As they are easy and uncomplicated to install in your home, you can smoothly install your new lights without stress or worry.


LED ceiling battens can help to enhance the aesthetics of your garage as they are a stylish alternative to other lighting solutions.

High-quality lighting

Importantly, LED battens offer high-quality lighting that will last. With many LED lights delivering more than 25,000 hours of usage, which can equate to more than ten years of normal use, they will rarely need replacing and are reliable when you need them the most.

Replace fluorescent lighting

In rooms such as your garage, where there may be old fluorescent tube lighting, LED battens are ideally suited to replace them. Not only is LED lighting bright and reliable, but it boasts a stylish and modern look that can enrich the overall look of the room. Furthermore, it can be cost-effective because LED lights are extremely energy efficiency, which has the dual benefit of saving you money and protecting the environment.

Uniform lighting

LED battens produce uniform lighting so you won’t suffer from any dark or dim spots in your garage, which can be very important whatever you use the room for. To make life easier, they are also maintenance free.

Considerations to Make When Installing LED Battens in the Garage

There are several considerations to take into account when deciding on the right LED battens to suit your garage. For example, you should consider whether you’d like single or twin-tube battens.


Depending on the brightness that you require, there may be a specific wattage that you need in order to facilitate your needs. Consequently, you may also want to consider multiple lights, especially for larger garages or garages where very bright conditions are required.

Size of Fitting

The size of the fitting is crucial because you will need a light that will fit into your space without dominating the room, whilst simultaneously providing you with enough light. Colour may also be a consideration and you can decide whether you prefer a warmer or cooler glow.

What Size LED Batten Do You Need In a Garage?

There are various types and styles of LED battens available. They are available in a range of widths:

  • Slimline
  • Standard
  • Wide

They can also be purchased in a range of lengths, including:

Unlike other rooms in your house, in the garage, you may deal with water, power jets or materials that could splash and impact your lighting system. In these cases, IP65 lights are an excellent choice because they give high levels of protection against water jets and foreign bodies. For lights with a battery backup, emergency battens are a good solution.

Choosing the Best LED Battens for Your Garage

Choosing the best LED battens for your garage can be simpler and easier than you may expect. There is a varied range of LED battens to suit all requirements and sizes for your garage.

Here’s a look at some of the available LED battens for your garage:

Product Size Type Lumens Lifespan Warranty Cost  
 Bright Source LED Batten IP65 4ft Single tube 2,400 50,000+ hours 5 years £25.79  Buy Now
Osram 21w LED Luminaire 4000k IP65 4ft Single tube 2,400 50,000+ hours 5 years £36.58 Buy Now
Bright Source Single 30w IP65 - 4000k 5ft Single Tube 3,600 50,000+ Hours 5 Years £31.79 Buy Now
Powermaster Twin 45w LED Batten Fitting 4000k 5ft Twin tubes 4,000 25,000+ hours 2 years £18.31 Buy Now
Bright Source 60w LED batten IP65 5ft Twin tubes 6,600 50,000+ hours 5 years £44.39 Buy Now
Bright Source 35w LED batten IP65 6ft Single tube 3,850 50,000+ hours 5 years £40.76 Buy Now

Frequently Asked Questions: Garage Lighting

How bright should garage lights be?

The brightness required in your garage will vary depending on how you use your garage. If you use it for storing you car, then you may only need dim, ambient lighting. However, if you use it as a workshop, you might prefer brighter lights. You can choose the correct wattage and lumens from a wide variety of options.

What colour temperature is best for garage lighting?

This will depend on your personal preference and the main function of your garage. For warmer lights, choose a colour temperature of around 3000k. This is perfect for domestic properties. If you’d prefer cooler lights, choose a temperature of 6000k. This is daylight white, great for attention to detail and increased focus, normally seen in retail and industrial properties.

In the middle of these two contrasting tones is 4000k, Cool White, which is great task lighting. Useful in working spaces that need improved focus but where people will be present for a significant amount of time. If you're going to be using  your garage as an office or workshop space, consider 4000K LED lighting.

Learn more about LED Colour Temperature.

How many lumens does a garage need?

As a general rule of thumb, 50 lumens per square feet of space is recommended as a minimum guideline. The average size of a garage tends to be around 8 by 16 feet, which means that a minimum of 6400 lumens will be required for the average one car garage, with around double that for a two-car garage.

What LED batten lights are best for a garage?

There is a varied selection of batten lights, so your choice should be based on the size of your garage, the level of brightness you require and the colour that you prefer.

For stylish and practical LED battens, take a look at our full product range.

If you’d like to find out more about LED battens and the options available to you, visit our advice centre or give our expert team a call on 0113 887 6270.

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