Proper Lighting for an Art Studio
I recently renovated my art studio & I am seeking your advice on selecting some lighting. The studio is 100 sq. ft. (10' x 10') with 8' ceiling height. I have added an (L-shaped desk) with shelving above. The length of the desk is 6' x 4' & shelves are 24" above the top of the desk. Shelf brackets are made from black gas pipe & are 16" in the center.
I do have a window in the room with some natural light put is not north facing. I need your advice on (5000K or 6500K) for the linear light fixture above the desk area as I do some of my artwork on this desk as well as the drafting table. The linear fixture indicates that it has a 12" power cord that you can plug into a wall outlet. I do not have enough length to plug into the outlet, so could I use a small extension cord plugged into the 12 " power cord on the fixture then plugged into the wall outlet?
Generally speaking, in the event that you hope to match the available natural daylight, we would recommend the 6500K option. This option would likely assist in supplementing the moderate amount of light available from the studio window.
Please feel free to take advantage of our 30-day return policy as well, in the event that you would like to try both color options in your studio. Simply reach out, and we will gladly provide a prepaid return label for the unneeded items.
Though the pre-included power cable may not be long enough, we can confirm that third-party power cables or extension cords can also be used with the linear lights. These products can also be daisy-chained or connected together (up to ten units), if utilizing a single power source is preferable.
Based on my results from our Lumen Estimation Calculator, it appears that the 10x10x8’ space would be illuminated with roughly 7,963 lumens, though a lower amount of lumens may also be sufficient. For reference, the 2-ft linear lights offer 900 lumens, where the 4-ft linear lights offer 1800 lumens.
If that the linear light fixtures are to be used as the primary studio light source, you might benefit from additional lights. As such, we recommend one 4-Pack of the 6500K 4-ft NorthLux™ 95 CRI T5 LED Linear Light Fixtures.
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