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  • What is the Best Light Bulb for Your Garage?

    October 05, 2022 5 min read

    sports car garage illuminated by an MPI system from STKR Concepts

    The convenience, storage space, and safety that a garage can provide add tremendous value to your house. Of course, this is dependent on the space being appropriately lighted for use. Purchasing the best light bulb for your garage is an investment for your everyday life, your safety, and your enjoyment.

    Here at STKR Concepts, we offer the best light bulb replacements on the market for garages and any other workspace areas. Having been in the business of lighting since 2005, we have completed the research and tested the products, affording us the knowledge it takes to create state-of-the-art lighting for all indoor and outdoor needs while also catering to unique and innovative designs.

    Finding a reliable and durable garage light source will allow you to fully enjoy and make use of your garage space.  The goal of this article is to help you learn about the various options available and offer insight into this important decision. Keep reading to learn more about the best light bulbs for your garage.


    What Light Bulb Should I Use in my Garage?

    There are various important considerations when purchasing a garage light bulb. Many of the decisions you will need to make will be based on how you plan to utilize your garage. For instance, will the garage only be used to store vehicles and other items, or will this count as an additional workspace for you? Deciding on the use of this area is your first step. The following questions will help you in the purchase of the best light bulb for your space:

    • Do I need a motion-sensing light?
    • How large is the space I need to illuminate? Do I need one light or multiple?
    • Am I concerned with efficiency and the monthly cost on my electric bill?
    • Do I want a timer, so I don’t have to worry about turning the light off?
    • Does appearance matter to me?
    • Does the temperature of the bulb concern me?
    • Do I want easy installation?

    Once you have answered these questions, it’s time to start your search for the best light bulb for your garage.

    Here are the Best Light Bulbs for Your Garage


    close up of a Trilight screwed into a standard light bulb socket with a white studio background

    TRiLIGHT Motion Activated Ceiling Light

    If your goal is to quickly and easily upgrade your garage lighting with no tools required, the TRiLIGHT Motion Activated Ceiling Light is a wonderful option. This product is highly unique and allows you to simply screw it into your existing light socket, as you would a normal light bulb. No installation tools required! 

    Once the light is applied, you will see a drastic difference in your illumination, with 4000 lumens of light outpouring into your space gaining 5 times the brightness of your average light bulb. (For more information on lumens, review the following helpful article: Lumens). In addition, this product uses LED lighting, reducing the overall environmental impact while also decreasing your energy bill.

    Boasting a motion activated sensor, the TRiLIGHT Ceiling Light is also great for those areas that are particularly dark, that you might be going in and out of regularly with items in hand or where a light switch might be hard to reach.

    Trilight garage use poster featuring a car just barely peeking into a garage lit by two Trilight motion sensing deformable light bulbs

    Its great for pulling in with a car and having the lights come on by themselves so you can easily go from the car to the house.

    Since garages are notoriously full of storage and hold little to no windows, you will find that the motion sensor function will come in handy. With 50,000 hours of life, this product is sure to light your garage longer than you’d expect with a standard light bulb.

    Benefits of the TRiLIGHT Motion Activated Ceiling Light:

    • 360-degree motion sensor
    • Off-Timer
    • LED
    • 4000 lumens
    • Easy to install
    • High quality
    • Durable 
    • 3 adjustable light panels
    • Innovative look




    Multi-Point Illumination

    For a more innovative and unique solution to your lighting needs, the Multi-Point Illumination can light up a large area with great ease. Hosting 5 individual points of light in total, the MPI can output light in every corner of a large area while using only a single existing bulb fixture. This system creates lighting that reaches an impressive total of 7500 True Lumens. You can choose where to locate each light, allowing the focus to be put where you need it most.

    Like the TRi-LIGHT Motion Activated Ceiling Light, the Multi-Point Illumination can be motion sensor activated, deterring intruders and providing a quick, safe light when needed. This product can even provide power to a  security camera through a USB port, aiding in the protection of your home. (Security camera not included).


    Installation is as easy as screwing in a normal light bulb and requires no electrician or tools. The typical Multi-Point Illumination lasts 50,000 plus hours and will guarantee that you can apply these unique lights to your garage and leave the worry behind.

    Benefits of the Multi-Point Illumination:

    • 360-degree motion sensor ability
    • 5 points of light
    • 7500 True lumens
    • Easy to install
    • USB port for security camera connection
    • High quality
    • Innovative technique


    Trilight Shoplight V2 shown in hand and sitting on the floor - Work light by STKR Concepts

    TRi-LIGHT ShopLight Series

    Perfect for garages being used as workspaces, the TRi-LIGHT ShopLights offers a highly mobile yet sturdy option for your lighting. Unlike the options already discussed, these light introduce the versatility of being able to move around the garage and be hung from different points, allowing for brighter illumination on your specific work location. The use of 3 aluminum LED heads ensures that the brightness is a main feature, illuminating at 3000 True Lumens, but remaining at a cool temperature for safety as this light can also be used as a hand held trouble light with it's built-in handle design.

    The robust nature of the TRi-LIGHT ShopLIGHT has been drop-tested and approved as a great option for those areas that see a lot of movement. With 50,000 plus hours of life in the product, this is a great lighting choice for the hard-working individual who needs more illumination in their garage but doesn’t want to worry about frequently changing light bulbs. Imagine working under a light that you can rely on to provide the brightest light while also proving to be safe around other items in your garage. The TRi-LIGHT ShopLight can help you achieve this experience in your garage.

    Benefits of the TRi-LIGHT ShopLight:

    • Versatile mobility
    • 3 adjustable light heads
    • 3000 True Lumens
    • Durable construction
    • High quality
    • Adjustable heads
    • Cool to the touch
    • Hanging hook
    • 6-foot power cord




    Your Typical Garage Light Bulb

    You might be wondering how these lighting options differ to your typical garage light bulb. The standard bulb you might find in a garage only illuminates about 800 lumens, far less than the STKR Concepts options. Additionally, power consumption is around 60 watts for these regular bulbs, which equals more money owed to your electric company and greater harm to the environment than the TRi-LIGHT Motion Activated Ceiling Light of Multi-Point Illumination.

    For design, the results are far sleeker and innovative with the products highlighted above, giving a lasting impression on anyone who walks into your garage. Lastly, the lifespan of a typical garage light bulb is only 1000 hours, 50 times less than lights produced by STKR Concepts. This means you’ll need to buy more light bulbs regularly with a traditional bulb. With electricity and replacement costs in mind, the standard light bulb will cost far more in the grand scheme of things.


    the back of a very clean garage lined with storage solutions illuminated by a Trilight motion sensing bulb by STKR Concepts

    Final Thoughts

    Whether your garage is used simply for parking your car or it’s a multi-functional workspace, STKR Concepts has a light for you. With the main focus of the company being lighting solutions, you can feel both heard and safe with any purchase you make for your illumination needs. The double benefit of viewing an innovative design and having a reliable light source will surely allow you to enjoy your garage to a greater extent than ever before. For the best garage light bulbs available, rely on STKR Concepts.

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