Tips for Doing your Lighting the Right Way
Lighting is one of the most important factors to making a living space look comfortable and attractive. If you know nothing about lighting and want to use it to your advantage, below are some tips to get you started.
Find your Wattage Needs A good way of finding out your wattage needs is to take your room’s entire square footage and multiple it by 1.5—the total number represents the total wattage needed in a room.
If you want to illuminate your kitchen or home office, you’ll need more light as these are crucial spaces where work takes place; you can multiple the room’s square footage by 2.5 to get your total wattage.
Find the Right Height for your Lights If you want to use a chandelier, consider the height of your ceiling. For instance, if your dining room has an 8-foot ceiling and you want to use a chandelier, be sure the bottom-most section of your fixture is at least 30 to 34 inches above the table.
About your Shades Lampshades offer the simplest way to complement your overhead lighting with beautiful fixtures that not only look attractive, but also serve as task lights. When positioning your beside lamp be sure they site beneath eye level, or at least 16 inches above the mattress.
Sconces If you have a standard 8-foot ceiling, install your sconces at least 60 inches above the floor. For higher ceilings above 12 feet, keep at least 7 feet of space between your sconces and the floor. For more basic tips on proper lighting, check out this Pottery Barn article.
You can also call the LiquidLEDs team for more ideas and guides on how best to proceed with your home LED lighting project.