designing lighting plan

Old 08-04-02, 01:49 PM
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Question designing lighting plan

I am searching for info on how to redesign new lighting for my to be renovated basement. How many lights per sq foot. How many circuits? Basic stuff but I need help! Know a website or reference that can help? Thanx.
Old 08-04-02, 06:11 PM
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It's not everything you want, but try this. As to how many circuits, once you plan the lighting, divide the total wattage by 1440 to figure how many 15-amp circuits you need or by 1920 if using 20-amp circuits.

I like can lights -- they produce very pleasing lighting and can be easily dimmed. But fluorescent fixtures give you more lumens for the watt.

You're going to want a mixture of general lighting, accent lighting, as task lighting. Some of your lighting needs can be satisfied by floor lamps plugged into receptacles, but I prefer ceiling lighting and wall lighting if you already have a good idea of exactly what activities will be where.

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