the difference between damp and wet location rated light
The difference between damp and wet locations is:
Damp locations: fixtures that may be used outside provided
that they will not get rained on directly.
Wet locations: fixtures that may take direct rain are rated
for wet locations.
Example: Our ceiling mount fixture is rated for damp locations
and if being used outside needs to be mounted under something
protective from direct rain such as a porch overhang so
water will not enter the top.
How much light do I need for a room? (bulbs, wattage)
For general lighting levels using incandescent bulbs here's
a easy to use rule of thumb...
1. Get the square footage of your room (length x width
= total square footage)
2. Take the total square footage and multiply it by 2 watts
per square foot for most rooms and 4 watts for kitchens
This will give you the approximate total incandescent wattage
needed to illuminate your room adequately.
1. A 10 x 10 room = 100 square feet
2. Times 2 watts per square foot = 200 watts needed to
illuminate an average room (400 watts if the room is a kitchen
Please note: A light bulb's light output or lumens vary
from manufacturer to manufacturer for a given wattage and
more light may be needed for some tasks and individuals.
How can I save on my electric bill ?
With the way utilities have doubled in California, many
have been switching to compact fluorescent bulbs. They give
you 4 times the light output or lumens per watt as regular
incandescent bulbs, last about 4 times longer and the reduced
heat prolongs the life of the light fixture socket and wiring
etc. In other words you can use a lower wattage bulb to
get the same light output.