Just recently I started thinking about how I could Green up my woodshop. We had installed CFLs (Compact Flourescent Lightbulbs) in most of the house and I thought I’d give them a try in the woodshop.
Prior to the conversion, I had 8 40watt 4′ flourescent fixtures that were consuming 320 watts of electric power and the way I had them wired they were all on whenever I was having fun (working?) in the woodshop. I was confident that I could nearly halve that conspicuous consumption.
And with some rework of the wiring and employment of some switches that I had from some previous remodeling I went to work. This would allow me to zone the woodshop in terms of lighting. This way I wouldn’t need all of them on all the time.
Because CFLs don’t give off as much light as the old fixtures I had to employ more fixtures but because I zoned work areas in the woodshop overall, I am using a lot less electricity.
So tell me, what have you done to Goreize your woodshop? No I don’t mean because you’re using less you can now consume more!
Bob @ Kidderville Acres
A Woodworkers mind should be the sharpest tool in the shop!