We're restoring a 1950 rancher. The living room is about 19'x15' with a low ceiling (8'). It currently have a box for a center light. We want to have enough light in the room. Originally we wanted to add a bunch of recess lights in addition to the center light but that's too expensive. We will definitely be putting a new center light but the question is if it's going to be enough. So: 1. Is there a way to figure out if a center light would be enough for a room of this size, and if so, what sort of lumens/wattage/light type we need? 2. If it's not enough, is there a way to figure out the least number of lights we would need to add? Maybe a couple of recess lights? A track light on one side of the room (which has a fireplace so maybe above it?) 3. With a 8' ceiling, is it possible to find a compact ceiling fan for the center? Or is it just too low? If we do want to consider a ceiling fan then its light needs to be good enough for #1 above. P.S. I don't know if there is a engineering definition of "enough light". It's a dark house in part because of trees outside (that we're no cutting) and in part because of the low ceiling and mustard-color paint on the walls (which we will change to off-white). P.P.S. Sorry don't have photos of the room yet, maybe in a few days. Thanks much!