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Easy Basement/Attic Lighting Upgrade

Another Lighting video, Travis? Yes! This time I'm adding some serious lumens to my basement. Let's be honest this space really needed some attention in the lighting department. When we bought the house the entire unfinished part of our basement (~1,000 sq ft) was lit by a couple of sad incandescent bulbs and 2 haphazardly hung fluorescent fixtures.

With an upcoming project to transform part of that space into a gym coming up, I knew that now is the time to make the upgrade. There are lots of lighting choices out there, I could have used the screw in LED fixtures I recently put in my garage, but I opted to go with the Barrina 4' LED fixtures that I had previously put in my shop in Texas.

The biggest reason for doing this was to keep the light fixtures up as high as possible so they won't be in the way when we're doing gym things! Barrina fixtures are great because they are cheap, put off a ton of light, and are very easy to put up. It took me about 2 hours total to completely redo the lights in my basement and that was including hardwiring the lights into my existing junction boxes.

I've got to say that it's totally worth it and I couldn't be happier with the results! Don't let a project like this intimidate you, just go for it!

Links for this project:

Barrina 4' LED Fixtures (6-pack) -

Barrina 4" LED Fixtures (10-pack) -

Barrina 8' LED Fixtures (6-pack) -

Barrina 8' LED Fixtures (10-pack) -

Light Socket Outlet (2-pack) -

Light Socket Plug Adapter (3-prong) -

Cord Hiding Kit -

Cable Clips (100-pack) -


Fluke 1AC II VoltAlert Voltage Tester -

Klein Tools 11055 Wire Stripper -

Another Option: Super Easy Screw-in LED Fixtures:

1.) LZHOME 82W Fixtures (2-pack) 9000 lumens per fixture -

2.) ACI 80W Fixtures (2-pack) 8000 lumens per fixture -

3.) ZJOJO 100W Fixtures (2-pack) 12,500 lumens per fixture -

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