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How many lumens per bulb in recessed lights on a porch?

7 years ago

I have 2 recessed lights in a 5.5’ x 16’ section of an old wraparound front porch. I plan on replacing the current CLFs (only one of which is working) with a pair of LED recessed retrofits. My question is: how bright (lumens) should each of the new LED lights be? I’m thinking of getting a 2700K color. The porch is occupied by a single row of 4 chairs, all facing forward. The lights are controlled by a LED-compatible (GE Z-Wave) dimmer switch.

I don’t know how to answer this question without either: 1) depending on the experience of others, or 2) doing some empirical testing.


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