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How do I know how many bulbs I need for my space?
One of the most fundamental questions before embarking on a residential or studio lighting project is knowing how much light is enough? We've all had experiences where it's just too dim to see properly, so under-estimating the amount of light needed is an obvious concern. Installing too much light, on the other hand, can also be problematic, as this can lead to uncomfortably bright spaces and unnecessary expense.
One resource we offer at Waveform Lighting is the Lumen Estimation Calculator. This calculator will ask some basic questions about your space, such as the physical dimensions as well as the brightness needs (e.g. residential space or an art studio, or something in between?)
Based on these inputs, the calculator will provide an estimated "lumens" recommendation. This is the total amount of brightness that would be appropriate for a particular space, given the details inputted. From there, various lighting options can be explored, given the total amount of brightness required.
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