Bulbs 101: Part 3

How much lighting do I need?
WATTS HERE

Bulbs 101 Part 3
WATTS NEXT

Lumens and Color Temperature -
Picking the Right Bulb -
How Much Lighting do I need? -

HOW MUCH LIGHTING DO I NEED?

IT'S EASY TO CALCULATE



You can easily pick the right amount of light for each room in your home. Certain rooms require more light than others, so pay attention and take notes: 


Lumens and Room Size

 



Here is a simple calculation to see how much lighting you need:



 

Calculate Total Sqf of Space & Multiply by 14.5. Always Remember Dark Surfaces & Tall Ceilings Reduce Lighting Output.

 

Living Room:  10-20 Lumens Per/Sqf

Kitchen (General):  30-40 Lumens Per/Sqf 

Kitchen (Task):  70-80 Lumens Per/Sqf 

Dining Room:  30-40 Lumens Per/Sqf 

Bedroom:  10-20 Lumens Per/Sqf

Hallway:  5-10 Lumens Per/Sqf

Bathroom:  5-10 Lumens Per/Sqf


PRIMARY
vs. SECONDARY LIGHTING?

HAVING ONE OR BOTH WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE


 

 1. Primary Lighting

Primary lighting provides the overall ambient light for a given space.
These are usually can or flush mounted overhead lights.

2. Secondary Lighting

Secondary lightings provides character to the given space.
Usually placed near a photo, plant, or as a decorative piece.


Primary vs Secondary light 

 


BULB-INSPIRATION

THIS IS HOW OUR INSTAGRAM FRIENDS LIGHT UP THEIR ROOMS. WATTS GOING ON HERE?

 

Livingroom and Diningroom


@graceship!

By @graceship!

By @a.broussard

By @a.broussard

@designsponge!

By @designsponge!

Bedroom and Bathroom


By uniquely_yours_or_mine

By @uniquelyyoursormine

By @elle_badger

By @elle_badger

By @kaliochic

By @kaliochic

In Business and the Office


By @jess.jahnle.

By @jess.jahnle.

By @localculturejonesboro

By @localculturejonesboro

By @colorcord

By @colorcord

For even more inspiration, follow @colorcord on Instagram


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