The living room is perhaps the most important room in the house, because it’s usually the place the family spends the most time. There are many different uses for the room, from home theater to game room, so it’s important to make sure you have the appropriate living room lighting. Accent Lighting in Wichita can help you find the ideal fixtures for your home.
There’s actually a proven formula for calculating the proper amount of general light (usually expressed as the number of watts) you should have in each room or area of your home, and it’s not a difficult formula; it just takes some basic arithmetic.
First, multiply the length times the width of the room, then, multiply that number times 1.5. That gives you the amount of wattage you need to light the room properly for general illumination. For example, a room is 12 feet long by 16 feet wide (12 x 16 = 192). You would then multiply 192 x 1.5, which equals 288 watts. That means an eight-light chandelier using 40-watt bulbs would give 320 watts, which is even more light than needed. We can help you choose chandeliers, flush mount fixtures, and other ceiling fixtures for your living room.
For specific task lighting in areas where stronger light is needed, multiply the area’s square footage by 2.5 rather than 1.5 to find the needed wattage. A section of your living room where you like to sit and read, or where a game table sits can greatly benefit from task lighting. We also carry several accent fixture options that are ideal for the living room.
When you’re shopping for new living room lights, visit Accent right away!