I recently started learning Blender and been following one of Blenderguru's tutorials on lighting (found here) but for some reason my lights, using the exact same scene, requires extreme values to give off any noticeable light. His light is around 50w but for me I need around 500w to achieve a similar effect. I tried applying the scale of everything in the scene but it didn't make a difference. I also checked to see the units were set up correctly (metric/meter) which they were as far as I can tell.
It feels like the range of the light is very short because if I move the light really close it does get much brighter. Maybe there's some falloff setting I need to adjust? .. Happy for any advice on what might be wrong!
And this is my settings:
The file I'm using is shared by Blenderguru with a link in the description of the video. Here's the file I used:
Could something like this be impacted by hardware or software related outside of blender? Like a scene should render the exact same end result on two different computers given all settings are equal right?!