How to Calculate General Lighting in Square Feet
The lighting in your room impacts not only the utility of the space, but also is a key design element. Most nondesigners do not realize how much difference good lighting can make--or how inconvenient and disruptive poor lighting can be. Before you start to think about what kinds of lighting to use--ceiling, floor lamps, table lamps--it is a good idea to find out just how much light the space will need to be properly illuminated. Performing a simple calculation can set you on your way to creating the perfect lighting scheme for your room.