October 26, 2020
Have you been looking for a way to brighten up your shop, garage, or workspace? Of Course, a Standard 60-watt bulb just doesn't do the trick, and adding light fixtures can require extensive electrical installations. Fortunately, we have a solution that will not only provide you with the perfect amount of lighting but an easy install, and allows you to customize your lighting setup in any building.
The Multi-Point Illumination or MPI is a revolutionary full garage lighting system. It consists of one main LED light fixture that screws into a light socket, surrounded by four additional moveable lights. Equipped with motion sensors, security camera power supply, timers, and 7500 true lumens.
Throughout this article, you’ll also learn the following info about the MPI:
The MPI is the solution to widespread lighting problems. If you have a shop, garage, or another room that needs bright lights, then the MPI can illuminate the entire area.
It has five light sources, a built-in cord management system, and mounting brackets for optimal security purposes.
STKR Concepts has developed the Multi-Point Illumination with a motion sensor that can detect when you come near the room. To make it better than most other lights, this sensor can be adjusted using a simple dial.
There are all sorts of unique features that can be found in the MPI, so let’s dive into them below.
If you’re tired of paying a massive electric bill to light your shop, the MPI will be a breath of fresh air. Most modern bulbs cost hundreds of watts per hour, whereas this 7500 lumen light fixture only uses about 60 watts per hour. To put that into perspective, it puts out enough light to brighten up a whole shop for 0.6 cents an hour, according to Oasis Energy.
Whether you’re trying to save energy for a lower energy bill or keeping it in mind for the environment, you can feel good about the energy efficiency of the MPI. The lumen to watt ratio blows the doors off pretty much any other bulb, making this model a top choice for those who like to save money while getting loads of brightness. Speaking of which, that leads us to the next perk.
It’s recommended that shop lights and garage lights range between 3,000 to 8,000 lumens. The Multi-Point Illumination System has a high 7,500 lumens.
The daylight white bulbs put out 5400k which is a cool, revealing brightness that will cover an entire shop or garage. You’ll have no problem seeing the fine details, which are essential when you’re hard at work.
As you set up the bulbs throughout the room, you’ll be able to see how smooth the brightness is. Most other fixtures and traditional bulbs have a strong glow. The light concentrates on one area, casting a shadow in a halo-like shade. In contrast, since MPI has several points of concentration, it doesn’t leave shadows in the room.
Unlike almost any other light system on the market, the MPI has multiple points of light. As mentioned above, you won’t have to deal with ominous shadows that block your view.
The MPI has five total lights. One light screws into a light socket and acts as the main power source, whereas the other four lights can be placed throughout the ceiling (within 9.5’ of the light socket).
Rather than only having one light, multiple lights spending hundreds of watts, or cables throughout the building, you’ll have the best of all; Five lights, one energy-efficient power source, and four wrapped up-tidy cables that don’t take up any space on the ceiling.
Basic light bulbs are easy to install; All you have to do is twist them into a socket. However, most light fixtures require extensive rewiring from a professional electrician.
You won’t be able to do it on your own unless you have the necessary tools and experience. In some cases, you could void part of your home’s warranty if you do it by yourself.
However, the MPI only requires that there’s already a light socket in the room. Other than that, you’ll receive the screws and mounting brackets to hold the 4 light pods in place. It’s quite an easy setup, especially because it only requires 2 screws per mini light.
Another unique perk of this light is that it has a built-in motion sensor. When you walk into the shop, garage, or wherever else you decide to install the light, it can turn on automatically. You also have the option to hook it up to a light switch, but having the motion sensor can be a desirable feature if you get home late in the day.
You also can adjust the sensor to be more or less sensitive. This comes in handy so you can cater to the size of your room. Test it out to see how you like it, then set the timer. You can have the light come on for a couple of minutes or turn off when the motion in the garage stops.
As you can see, this light fixture has all sorts of excellent features that make it a top choice. When you’re ready to bring it home and start setting it up, follow the instructions in the next section.
As you probably read earlier in the article, the Multi-Point Illumination system is fairly easy to install. However, it’s highly recommended to break down its simple set-up instructions into a step-by-step process.
Below, you’ll find everything you need to know to get your lights ready to go right when you receive them in the mail.
Adjusting the length, location, and sensors on the MPI is as easy as it sounds. Although it was briefly covered above, you’ll learn more about the details in depth. If you’re not interested or you’re already knowledgeable about the installation process, then you can head onto the next section about why it’s better than any other ceiling light system on the market.
There are three adjustments you can make, none of which are too difficult. Here they are:
The various adjustments of the Multi-Point Illumination System are some of the biggest reasons that people choose this product. However, there are plenty of other factors that play a role.
To see why so many customers prefer our MPI, read on.
There are hundreds of ceiling light fixtures that can be found on the internet and in stores. What makes the MPI so special? In this section, we’ll discuss why STKR’s MPI is far better than any of its competitors.
Even the competitors that come close to the energy efficiency can’t manage the same ease of installation. There’s no need to call an electrician, hire a handyman, or ask a friend for help. It’s a one-person job since you’ll receive everything you need for the installation. Furthermore, the entire package weighs less than 3 pounds, so it’s super lightweight.
Another benefit is that in most other fixtures with multiple lights, you have to plug them all in. However, the MPI only needs one socket.
You don’t need to spend tons of electricity, nor do you have to worry about following the sockets and outlets. This placement allows you to get the perfect level of brightness in every room.
The LED bulbs in these fixtures are designed to last up to 50,000 hours, which is more than any incandescent or fluorescent bulb in the world. It’s enough to keep your fixture going for several years before you have to get a replacement. You’ll also love the fact that it only uses 60 watts per hour.
Even though they’re super-efficient and long-lasting, these bulbs are also very bright. Producing a whopping 7,500 lumens per MPI set-up.
You’ll easily brighten up your entire mid-sized garage or workshop. In comparison, most incandescent lightbulbs only offer about 800 lumens at 60 watts, so you’d need just over 9 bulbs to reach the same level of brightness. At that point, you would be spending 540 watts per hour which is around the kind of power a refrigerator or clothes washer uses.
Just before the turn of the century, incandescent light bulbs were still the goto bulb so at that time it was much easier to overgeneralize and say that outdoor lighting had more of a blue color and indoor lighting had more of a yellow color.
As we figured out more about lighting and how it affects us, the lighting industry started to push for more of a white light to more accurately represent sunlight.
As the name insinuates, the MPI daylight white bulbs are designed to mimic the color of daylight. They’re not supposed to be yellow as if you’re looking at the sun. Instead, they’re the color of the light made by the sunshine. In other words, they’re mostly white.
The issue with most other light sources is that they are either too blue or too yellow. Too much blue light is known to cause headaches and on the other hand, yellow lights cause sleepiness and they don’t brighten up the room enough.
Another benefit of the MPI over other light systems is that it can be synced with a light switch or not. You typically can attach a bulb to a socket powered by a switch, but in most cases, it can’t connect with the sensor. If you want it to set up with the switch, then you can set it to override the system.
If you plug a traditional bulb or fixture into a socket or outlet, it’s only adjustable via the light switch. However, this one has the aforementioned adjustment, so the control is in your hands. Use it as a motion light or as a typical light switch-powered fixture.
Since the MPI comes with everything included, the total price is all you have to pay. You won’t have to go out for additional parts, services, or anything else. It’s an all-inclusive kit that makes it easy to install in less than an hour of receiving it.
For a DIY project like adding a bunch of 4’ shop light ballasts, you would need to figure out how you will hang them, how you will keep the wiring looking professional, and most importantly where you will get power for them. You would have to have specialized skills or a budget for someone who does.
That is one of the biggest features is the MPIs ability to just screw into a bulb socket and share that power with all 5 points of light.
You’ve already read most of the reasons why the Multi-Point Illumination system is a top choice, but there are a few other hidden features. Aside from the bright lights and fancy cords, this light fixture has quite a few extra bits and pieces to check out.
As you can see, these systems are loaded with countless features to brighten up your building. From the multiple lighting arrangements to the USB port for security cameras, you’ll have everything you need to get started.
There’s no denying the effectiveness of the MPI, but where are you supposed to use it? It’s easy to define this light setup as a Garage Lighting System but that just boxes it into only being able to help in the garage. There are dozens of other applications in which it would come in handy.
Here are a few places and scenarios that you could use the Multi-Point Illumination system:
If you own a workshop or have one by your house, then the MPI will be a perfect fit. It has more than enough lumens, which is why so many people use it for their shops. If you’re working on vehicles, you’ll need to see all the fine details. These five lights will brighten up every project you get your hands on.
If you’re tired of driving into the back of your garage or losing tools, then the MPI will be a fantastic solution. You can use it to illuminate the whole garage or one specific tight workspace within. Since the pod light positions are adjustable, you can configure the setup in any way that works for your needs.
Owning a decent sized shed and illuminating it by the MPI could be ideal for those who have intricate small tools, backpacking gear, camping gear, and other miscellaneous items. Or maybe you’ve converted a shed into an office or a She-shed then full bright lighting would really impact the space.
Another place that you could use these lights is in a large motorhome or toyhauler if you are already running a power inverter. It can be super frustrating to use the dim lights that come stock with the vehicle. However, if you replace one of the lights with the MPI, you can brighten up the entire space. Just keep in mind that you would have to have 110v power in the RV for this idea.
If you’re renting an office or you own a small business, then the MPI will undoubtedly be the cheap, most effective solution to your lighting troubles and somewhat temporary for when you need it. It brightens up the building with daylight white illumination, which is perfect for long working hours.
Although these are some of the best places to use the MPI, there are dozens of other areas. You could try it in attics, basements, home gyms, and many other areas. The MPI can screw into any E26/E27 lightbulb socket. As long as you have one installed, this light fixture can go just about anywhere that you desire.
When you get the MPI, you can rest assured that it has everything you need. As mentioned throughout the article, you won’t have to go to the local hardware store or shop online to get all of the mounting hardware.The tools you’ll need are a drill, screwdriver, and pen/pencil, and a ladder to get the job done.
Here’s a list of what’s included when you purchase the MPI:
You won’t be left empty-handed when you get the Multi-Point Illumination bundle. Get your tools ready and start drilling!
The MPI is a top-of-the-line lighting system with features that you won’t find anywhere else. Despite its complexity and variety of uses, it’s one of the easiest light fixtures to install. Better yet, it doesn’t require special wiring or professional help, and it only consumes 60 watts per hour.
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