# Question: How Many Lumens Do I Need To Light A Kitchen??

To determine the needed lumens, you will need to multiply your room square footage by your room foot-candle requirement.

For example, a 100 square foot living room, which needs 10-20 foot-candles, will need 1,000-2,000 lumens.

A 100 square foot dining room, which needs 30-40 foot-candles, will need 3,000-4,000 lumens.

## How bright should a kitchen light be?

When it comes to installing your pendants, as a general rule of thumb, a set of two pendant lights installed over a kitchen island should be at least 30 inches from the center of the island and have 30-32 inches between the countertop and the bottom of the pendant.

## What type of lighting is best for kitchen?

Incandescent light provides soft, warm yellowish light, usually used for recessed cans or downlights. Halogen lights produce a crisp white light that is appropriate for task lighting; fluorescent lights, which have a long life and low energy use, now come in many different shades from warm to cool.

## How do I calculate lumens for a room?

To estimate the number of lumens your space will need, just multiply the square footage of your room by the number of foot-candles required for the space. For example, for a bathroom that is 64 square feet with a foot-candles range of 70-80, you’ll need from 70×64 to 80×64 lumens, or 4480 – 5120 lumens.

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