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Old 21-07-2020, 11:02 PM   #1
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Hi,been reading thru and canít seem ti find the answer needed.Can someone show me guidance as i want to do LightTracks for Living Room for a 5rm Resale Flat 110sqm.What kind of TrackLight bulb is bright enough to lighten up the room.Thinking of using the GU10 Bulb 7w Tri-Tone,will it be bright enough?

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Old 24-07-2020, 03:58 PM   #2
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Multiply the area in square feet by foot candle needed.

e.g living room 300 sq feet x 15 foot candles -> 4500 lumens

Assuming ur GU10 7W LED outputs about 500 lumens , probably need around 9+ bulbs.

But track with spot lights can create harsh spots and dark and bright areas for living room erh. Unless ceiling very high.

My ID ran a track light with 5 bulbs along a corridor it was so bright until i usually just turned it off ( but there are many dimmeable GU10 options, Philips Hue is one, but Hue tends to be slightly dimmer than their non-smart counterparts so need to check up on the lumen output )
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Old 28-07-2020, 08:51 AM   #3
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The main advantage of track lighting is the flexibility to add or reduce bulbs to create that perfect ambience.

Everyone got different perception of how bright a living room shd be, thus no model answer. A cleaner would like it bright while a romantic couple prefers no glare.

If u are using smart colored bulbs, max is ard 8.5W, and colored light produce much less light than white bulbs. I prefer best benki level of lighting which will need 12w every 5 feet.

Also, i prefer use E27 holder, not GU10, as E27 gives more bulb options such as higher wattage up to 15watt.
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Hi,been reading thru and canít seem ti find the answer needed.Can someone show me guidance as i want to do LightTracks for Living Room for a 5rm Resale Flat 110sqm.What kind of TrackLight bulb is bright enough to lighten up the room.Thinking of using the GU10 Bulb 7w Tri-Tone,will it be bright enough?

Appreciate any advices🙏🏼🙏🏼
There are sites for calculating lumens:
https://ledstuff.co.nz/calculators

But more important, you will need to work out what the lights are for:
Task lighting
Ambience / accent
Rooming lighting in general
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