Recess Lighting 5" or 6"


Old 08-10-04, 09:40 AM
David J
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Recess Lighting 5" or 6"

I'm going to put in recess lighting in my son's bedroom. It is 13'X13'. I went to the hardware store and found that there is a number of different light that can be bought. I was wondering if the 5" will work as good as the 6" to light up this area? Also, I was planning on using 6 recess lights, but the display at the store recommanded 9. This seemed like over kill to me, or I'm I making a mistake by not putting enough in?

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Old 08-10-04, 06:43 PM
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The lightoutput really depends upon the type of trim & the wattage of the bulbs.Some trims have a polished finish to reflect light,others are flat white or flat black.Still others have a glass or plastic lens in which only regular bulbs can be used not floodbulbs.There will be a list of trims {in the packaging} that each different can will accept.I would go will the larger cans & a dimmer {also alot to choose from}.Good luck
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