How many LED light bars in the sump area of your stand?

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  1. Lylelovett

    Lylelovett Active Member

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    Hi all,

    My stand is 5'Lx2'D. I'm trying to figure out how much LED lighting I'll need to light up the interior of the stand.

    I'm looking at:
    https://smile.amazon.com/AIBOO-Counter-Cabinet-Kitchen-Linkable/dp/B073J4MFPX
    - 3W, equal to 30W halogen (each bar)
    - 300 lumen per panel

    ... wondering if 3 light bars (900 lumens) will do it or if I should up it to 6 (1800 lumens)?

    What sort of sump area lighting do you have?

    Thanks for any insight,
    J

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  2. dbl

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    I would think there would be plenty. My stand is 6' in length and use four 'hockey puck' style under cabinet lights. It's plenty of light and I probably only needed 3.
     
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