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How to properly light and install the T5 LED Linear Fixture for the art studio?
I have one waveform lamp and would like to discuss how to properly light the space and eventually hardwire the lamps.
I would like to light an artist studio approx 300 sq ft. I work/paint against 3 walls ( the 4th wall has a poorly lit window with air shaft views) 2 walls of 10 ft each x 1 wall of 12 ft and a 9' ceiling ht
I do not want to cast shadows of myself onto the canvas, the room should diffuse light. I cannot look at the bulb that I have bought it is way too bright to be low in space. I thought I might be able to hardwire them (Is that possible?) and place them in a decorative molding high on the wall but I fear it will just light the ceiling.
My other option was your suspension lights. I have no idea how to calculate what I would need for the space I have described to be lit homogenously.
As a primary starting point, we hope that it is helpful to know that the T5 Linear Light Fixtures are designed for DC power only, and cannot be directly wired to line voltage. We do apologize for any impact this may have on your installation timeline.
For the planning of the light source in your studio space, we have attached a link to our Lumen Estimation Calculator. This tool will recommend a lumen target based on both the dimensions of the space and the purpose of the room.
Based on our use, it appears that your studio would be evenly illuminated by 24,060 lumens. This target could be met by using 41 feet of LED Strip Lights, such as our 5000K or 6500K CENTRIC DAYLIGHT™ LED Strip Lights for Commercial & Retail, which are the color temperatures most often recommended for artwork creation.
We can imagine an installation in which the three reels of LED Strip Lights are connected to the three dedicated 24V power supplies to the same in-wall dimmer for control, and installed on the decorative molding within our cornered aluminum channels. We have attached two LayoutMap links below for a similar installation, in the hopes that it proves to be useful.
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