Hi all -
I'm working on finishing an area of my basement... around 12' by 28' with
8' ceilings and need to decide on lighting.
Right now - while I'm framing - I have 3 outlets equally spaced with (2)
100w bulbs in a Y splitter. You can see, but it's kinda dim.
I figured I was going to go with recessed lighting... until the chart at
Lowes told me I needed like 27 of them.
So now I'm looking at putting 3 flourescent fixtures that take 2 4 foot
tubes each down there. I'm not sure if my understanding of this is correct
or not, so I wanted to check...
By counting lumens, the 6 100w incandescents I have are putting out 1500 *
6, or 9000 total lumens.
When I read about a G.E. T5 bulb (4 foot long) it puts out around 4000
lumens. If I have 2 of these per fixure, 3 fixtures total I'm looking a 6
bulbs * 4000 = 24000 lumens.
Is it really going to be almost 3 times brighter down there using the
flourescents v. the 100w incandescents?