Basement Lighting

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Old 02-24-12, 10:05 AM
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Basement Lighting

I have a basement, 7 feet tall, 4.5 ft wide and 15 ft long, hallway. What kind of lighting do I need? I was thinking of recessed lighting, having three recessed lights down the middle. But I am worried that it might not be enough. Having 6 lights, might be an overkill.

What are the recommendation?
 
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Old 02-24-12, 02:40 PM
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Welcome to the forums! Recessed can lighting will allow full use of the low ceiling. Three lights would be sufficient. You are only transversing the hallway and don't need blinding light to see by.
 
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Old 02-24-12, 03:23 PM
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Three 6" cans is more then enough. Two 6" would like be enough too, but if you did 3 you could always install smaller wattage lamps if it was too bright.
 
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I did not install or make any cuts yet in the ceiling. I was wondering what is the best option.

If I go with two, in a 12 ft hall (the other 3ft are part of a other hallway which i just installed a light fixture) where would I put the holes?
4ft from both ends? 3 ft?
 
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I think either would work out fine.
 
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Old 02-26-12, 06:59 AM
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I like to split the space as even as I can. So if you use 3 cans, split the hall in 4ths. If you use 2 cans, split it in thirds. Of course framing and other obstructions will be in the way so some adjustments will likely be needed.
 
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