I’ve been struggling with how to light my great room now for awhile. It is a cathedral ceiling, 12/12 pitch with TIG pine. My wife doesnt want to mount any fixtures on it, as it would ruin the cabin look of it. Problem is, the room needs lighting. I thought of mounting single fixtures along the edge of the roofline, using MR16 Halogen bulbs, but they are only 50W and rather dim. I know there are codes for lumen amounts in living spaces, this is no kitchen, but you have to be able to see. Any rule of thumb for fixturing lamps? We’ll use floor and end table mounted lamps, but I’d like a general washing light that I can switch at the wall.
I dont know what the lumen code should be, is there a general wattage bulb at a certain spacing that would be a rule to follow?
I’m making this post sound pretty ignorant…