watts? foot-candles? Or simply: bright enough pendant?
I've picked out a set of 3 pendants that will be spaced about 30" apart (from center) over my island, probably at about 36" over the surface, which is reflective quartz. I want as little visual obstruction here as possible, so have picked a clear glass shade, thus they are essentially omnidirectional. Each pendant takes one 60w A19 bulb. My architect says I need about 50-70 foot-candles for effective task lighting. The other task lighting will be cr4s, about 4ft behind me as I prep. The specs on my pendants say nothing about foot-candles. I just want to know if 3 essentially exposed 60w bulbs will give me good task lighting. (Also note that I don't want to be blinded by the reflection off the quartz.) TIA for any advice!