How you light your interior spaces can make or break your log home’s overall feel. But with so many options to choose from, finding the right light can be an overwhelming task, leaving home owners in the dark when it comes to choosing the right fixture, selecting the level of illumination and knowing how to install it. Don’t worry—we’re here to shed some light on the subject. Check out our five easy tips for finding the perfect lighting.
Achieving “just right” illumination in a room doesn’t need to be a guessing game. There’s actually a proven formula for calculating the proper amount of light you’ll need:
Room Length x Room Width x 1.5 = Amount of Watts Needed to Light a Room
(But remember, dark logs tend to absorb light, so you’ll probably want to amp up this number by a few watts.) For more concentrated lighting over a task or work area (think kitchen island or an office desk), simply multiply the dimensions of the work space by 2.5.
The best way to light a hallway is to include a fixture every 8 to 10 feet. Either flush mounts of semi-flush fixtures can be used depending on ceiling height. Recessed light will let you brighten a hall without worrying about fixtures.