My wife and I are in the process of remodeling a building for a restaurant. The dining area will be 25 by 50 with a 16 foot ceiling. We want to use pendant lighting that will hang down 5 to 6 feet. Can some one give me and idea of the number of watts that we will need to cover the entire 1250 square feet?
Before you can get to watts, don't you need to better define the light *level* you want to achieve, in foot-candles or lumens or some handy standard, figure out what one light pulls to get that level locally, then multiply? With a fudge factor reducing it a little bit for the fact the lights when all together, mix together. That was assuming fixed-wattage bulbs... Or are they all going to be on dimmers? This may be more a question for an interior designer.