Size Matters When It Comes To Output
One thing most companies are likely not to tell you is the size, and/or power output of their fixtures. You might hear terms like watts, lumens, or beam angles when they talk about output. You might also hear things like “pucks”, “cans”, or “light-drops” when they talk about the style of fixture. You might even hear terms like “par” versus “bar”, when talking about the shape of the fixture. In our experience, what you really need to know is 10 watts of light output, is good for about 10 feet of height. 20 for 20, and so on. There is a direct relationship between the output of the fixture being used, and the height of the walls/ceilings that you’re trying to light. Nothing looks more silly than a beam of light shining half way up the wall. Don’t misunderstand, we’re not saying small lights are bad. Small lights actually serve a great purpose on mantels, underneath tables, on ledges, window sills, and all sorts of unique places bigger lights won’t fit. Know what to ask, and what to expect!