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Lights and Lifestyle

Whether you’re in your office getting work done or resting on a couch, the lighting of the room greatly contributes to the atmosphere and your ability to be efficient in whatever your task is. In this article, we’ll discuss lighting and what’s recommended for each specific room!



Lighting can be measured in what's called lumens or lux. To give some examples, a sunny day can have a lux level of 10,000 while a 60-watt bulb produces around 800. This of course changes based on how far away you are from the source of light so all lux levels given have taken this into account. Generally, you should have an ambient light of all rooms from 100-300 lux, with the higher end for kitchens/living rooms and lower ends for bedrooms.


For more active spaces like the kitchen or office, when doing tasks a lux level of 800-1100 would be recommended to keep you alert and attentive. This would mean multiple sources of light in the room if using bulbs. If reading in the living room or other similar activities, a lux level of 500 would work. These are all recommended to optimize efficiency and reduce eye strain, though it is always good to take a break in a darker area every once in a while!


We hope you found this information about lighting helpful in evaluating your home! At AJS, we are committed to serving the Gulf Coast and beyond in moving, building, and leveling and we are here to help you and your properties. For lifting, construction, or moving, give us a call today to schedule a free consultation!

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