# How do I calculate garage lighting?

## How do I calculate garage lighting?

A good rule of thumb is to aim for 50 lumens per square foot for ambient lighting, 300 lumens per square foot in areas that require task lighting, and a moderate 75 lumens per square foot for accent lighting.Feb 10, 2021

## How many lumens do you need to light a garage?

The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Lighting Handbook recommends 50 lumens (a measure of light output) per square foot in residential garages and 300 lumens per square foot in workshop areas.Feb 10, 2021

## How do you calculate lighting requirements?

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.Oct 21, 2013

## How far apart should garage lights be?

6 to 12 inches above the garage door and centered, when above. (The distance is from the top of the garage door to the bottom of the light fixture). 8 to 10 feet apart from each other, when more than one. (The distance is between the centers of the light sources).

## How do you calculate garage lighting?

A good rule of thumb is to aim for 50 lumens per square foot for ambient lighting, 300 lumens per square foot in areas that require task lighting, and a moderate 75 lumens per square foot for accent lighting.Feb 10, 2021

## How many lights should be in a garage?

Having between 1 to 3 lights should be more than enough for the average residential garage. By using energy-efficient, high-lumen bulbs or fixtures, you'll get the most for your money without sacrificing the visual appearance and clarity of everything.Aug 11, 2020

## How many lumens does a 24x24 garage need?

This guide will help you determine how much lighting you need for your garage. Lighting experts recommend a residential garage to have anywhere from 80-100 lumens per square foot for general overhead, ambient lighting. For a 24'x24′ 2-car garage (576 square feet), a total of 46,000-57,600 lumens are recommended.May 20, 2020

## How many lumens do I need for a two car garage?

The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) guidelines recommend a minimum of 50 lumens per square feet of space. So the average one-car garage needs a minimum of 13,200 lumens while the a two-car garage requires a minimum of 20,000 lumens.Jul 27, 2020

## How many recessed lights do you need per square foot?

Measure your room to see how many fixtures you will need. A common rule of thumb is that you use one recessed light for every 4 to 6 square feet of ceiling space. Doing so provides even, overall illumination.