Techniques to Ensure a Room is Properly Lit
Most people don’t really think hard about a room’s lighting. Simply install a lone light bulb, and you’re good to go, right? Not so fast. The right lighting has the ability to light up an entire area in a flattering manner, allowing you to make the most out of the space. With light, you can make a room appear larger and leaner. You can even improve productivity (if work happens in the room). Here are some techniques on how to ensure a room is lit properly.
Do the Math The fastest way to figure out a room’s required lighting is with math. First, you need to get the room’s floor area. For instance, if you have a room with 10 feet by 15 feet of space, you have an area of 150 square-feet. Next, get your required level of lighting by multiplying the total area by 1.5. In this case, that’s:
150 x 1.5 = 225 This number is equal to the number of watts needed to sufficiently light the room. However, there’s a catch, as this formula works best for old incandescent bulbs. With newer bulbs like LEDs, which use very little electricity but generate even more light than traditional bulbs, you need to check their incandescent light bulb equivalent to get your calculations right. Most LED products will have information on what wattage rating on old bulbs it’s equal to.
Layer your Lighting Table lamps, floor lamps, and accent lighting are just a few of the lighting solutions you can use to layer your lighting. Besides your main source of light, usually in the form of recessed lighting or center lighting, you want to install additional light sources that serve to complement the main lighting, while also able to function on their own for dimmer, more relaxed lighting. For further comments and questions, feel free to contact the LiquidLEDs customer support hotline.