## How is warehouse lighting calculated?

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Use 100 watts High Bay lights and space them out every 8-14 feet (8 for high brightness, 14 for adequate). A 6×3 pattern for example is 18 lights for basic lighting, or go 7×3 (or 6×4/8×3 depending on wiring) for 21-24 lights to get a medium brightness level. 8×4 for 32 would be very high brightness.

**How do you calculate lighting needs?**

Multiply width of room x length of room x 1.5 = amount of total minimum wattage needed (assuming an eight foot ceiling). Divide by 60 to get the number of 60-watt equivalent bulbs required. Then, add up the wattage in each bulb in each fixture to figure out how many light fixtures are needed.

**How do you calculate lighting in a workshop?**

Workshop Lighting A general rule of thumb is to use 130 to 150 lumens per square foot of work space. For example, a 40-watt fluorescent bulb puts out about 2,200 lumens. A 60-watt incandescent bulb puts out about 800 lumens.

### What color light is best for a workshop?

Check the color temperature of your lighting. Color temperature is measured in Kelvins (K). Light bulbs over 5000K, known as daylight, are best suited for workshops and areas where detailed visibility is needed. Use the same color temperatures for all lighting in an area for uniformity.

**How many lumens of light do I need?**

To determine the needed lumens, you will need to multiply your room square footage by your room foot-candle requirement. For example, a 100 square foot living room, which needs 10-20 foot-candles, will need 1,000-2,000 lumens. A 100 square foot dining room, which needs 30-40 foot-candles, will need 3,000-4,000 lumens.

**How is high bay lighting calculated?**

As a yardstick, at a height of 15 feet, about 12 feet of space is ideal for a bright light. Normal light can be attained with a space of 15 feet instead of 12. Similarly, at a height of 20 feet, a spacing of 15 feet will give bright light and 18 feet will give normal light.

## How many LED light do I need?

**How do you calculate how many LED lights do I need?**

**How is light intensity calculated?**

Measure the distance between the light source and your point of interest. Use metric measurements. Convert the distance that you measured into meters. For example, if the point at which you want to calculate the light intensity is 81 cm away from the light source, report your answer as 0.81 meters.

### How high should shop lights be hung?

I call it the “Rule of 4” and it is good to use for ceiling heights from 8′ – 28′ (feet) high. To attain good lighting you will always want the height of the shop to at least be equal to the spread of your rows. If you have a 10′ ceiling, your rows must not exceed 10′ (foot).

**What is the best light for a workshop?**

Light bulbs over 5000K, known as daylight, are best suited for workshops and areas where detailed visibility is needed. Use the same color temperatures for all lighting in an area for uniformity.

**What is the led shop light fixture calculator?**

Our new and improved LED Shop Light Fixture Calculator makes it easier than ever to determine which LED shop light is best suited for your space. Simply input your space’s ceiling height, square footage, and then indicate whether the area is exposed to water or high levels of dust.

## How do I calculate the size of my workshop?

Start by measuring your space and multiply the length by the width to get your square footage. Then multiply your square footage by 70 to get the minimum lumen requirement for your workshop. For example, my shop is 12′ x 16′ = 192 square feet.

**How do I choose the right lighting for my shop?**

If you are over 55 or your shop has a lot of dark, nonreflective surfaces, opt for the higher value in each case. Note that illumination, the amount of light falling on a surface, is measured in lux (lx), defined as 1 lumen per square meter. A square meter equals 10.76 square feet.

**How many lumens do I need for my workshop?**

Start by measuring your space and multiply the length by the width to get your square footage. Then multiply your square footage by 70 to get the minimum lumen requirement for your workshop. For example, my shop is 12′ x 16′ = 192 square feet. I would require a minimum of 192 x 70 = 13,440 lumens.