Is there a way of working out the number and wattage of ceiling lights in a
Once they are in, I will be stuck with them so want to get it right. I will
be fitting lamps under the wall units so the worktops will be lit but want
to make sure that whole of the room is adequately illuminated. I am trying
to avoid fluorescent strips but not sure about sensible alternatives other
Advice would be appreciated.
I would recommend flourecent strips under the wall units. You will not see
them. This is your work surface and should be well lit.
If the work surfaces are well lit you can then fit whatever lights you want
to light the walk area.
Thought i'd point you to a webpage of a company that have just redone
my kitchen. Look for the 'How Much Light?' bit of this page - it lists
a formula you can use to roughly calculate the amoutn of light needed.
As with anything, if you want a dead-on answer, probably best to email
them and ask. They were really friendly and helpful with me.
Here's the page :-
and their kitchen range.
Hope this helped!
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