recessed lights - How Many

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Old 07-31-02, 06:33 AM
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recessed lights - How Many

Remodling Kitchen, took off old plaster and installing new sheetrock. We also want to install recessed lights. Does anyone have an idea how we should figure out how close they should be installed? Also want to add them in a hall.

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Old 07-31-02, 07:38 AM
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Go to a lighting store or maybe even a website and look at what type of recessed fixture you are going to use and what trim will be used with it and what size lamp you are going to use. Once you have made those decisions you can ask for a cut sheet for that fixture and it will give you the photometrics that will tell you what the spread is at given distances and that should help you determine how far apart to place your fixtures to best suit your lighting needs.
 
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Juno has a lot of information on this subject in their catalogs (probably also on their website). Basically it has to do with (1) ceiling height, (2) usage of the area (task vs. ambient lighting), (3) the height of the worksurface (if any), (4) the photometric properties of the particular light fixture, and (5) personal taste.

In my house (9' ceilings) we used 6" cans with 65W floods. For ambient lighting, spacing is about 7-8' apart. In the kitchen spacing is more like 4'. Your mileage may vary.
 
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Old 08-05-02, 06:16 AM
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Thanks everyone for your help. John, the web site you gave me was super. Thanks
 
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