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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