Recessed Ceiling lights

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Old 08-06-03, 11:40 PM
parmandjack
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Question Recessed Ceiling lights

I am about to install recessed ceiling lights in my den.

I wanted to know if there were any code restrictions regarding the spacing between the recessed lights, and between the recessed lights and the walls?

ie(looking down on ceiling view):

starting from left corner of den:


.....................wall
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..................... 5'
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wall--->5'--->light--->5'--->light--->5'--->wall
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..................... 5'
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.....................light
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..................... 5'
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.....................light
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.....................wall

***please ignore the dots, they are used soley to keep the spacing of the diagram.

Any feedback is appreciated.

Thanks.

Jack
 
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Old 08-07-03, 06:24 AM
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No, there are no code issues.

However, there are some design issues. Normally you would better off to put the first light closer to the wall than the spacing between lights. So, for example, if the lights are in general 8 feet apart, the first light would only be 4 feet from the wall.

That's a lot of light, so you'll probably want these on a dimmer for times you don't need or want that much.
 
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Old 08-08-03, 02:22 AM
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Thanks a bunch John, thats a relief.

Yea, I had planned on putting in 3 rows of 3 lights, with each row on a separate dimmer to control them just as you had suggested.

The spacing of 5 feet was just picked outa the air as an example, the code issue was my main concern.

Thanks again, you've been a HUGE help John.

Jack
 
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