slightly vaulted ceiling - use standard recessed lighting?


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Old 03-24-13, 02:43 PM
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slightly vaulted ceiling - use standard recessed lighting?

Try to add lights to a living room with a vaulted ceiling and faux beams. I have measured the angle of the slant to be only 8.6 degrees (20 inch rise over 133 inches) Can I get away with installing standard cans and trim so the light are not perpendicular to the floor? I accept there will be some shadowing but it should not be too pronounced with such a shallow angle?



I found an example done like this

but they had two matching sides plus the large hanging light in the middle to balance it out. I'm not sure if my room will look right with only the one vaulted side. But the slant of the ceiling is not strong, so maybe I am over thinking this.

I know there is adjustable eyeball trim available, but it doesn't look as clean, and it's more expensive as well.
 
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Old 03-24-13, 04:46 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

You can use standard recessed lighting in your application with no problems.

Are you installing these in an existing ceiling or will you be opening or replacing the ceiling ?
They now make angled recessed fixtures for new or old work installations.
 
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Old 03-24-13, 05:40 PM
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It is a remodel but I have access above the ceiling via the attic for wiring and placement, so I will probably use new construction cans?

I know there are adjustable cans and trim but they are more expensive, and I wasn't sure if it was necessary to have adjustment for such a shallow slant. I am looking at using the Cree CR6 LED bulbs with integrated trim which would not work if the bulbs needed to be straight down.

The BR30 LED bulbs in eyeball trim would have worked but they are less efficient and I prefer the more integrated look of the CR6 over the eyeball trim. The adjustable LE6 LED light unit was surprisingly expensive - $100
 
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Old 03-24-13, 06:02 PM
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Sure.....new construction cans can be installed from above.

Since the fixtures are exposed to the attic and covered by insulation....use the Type-IC fixtures so that you can allow insulation to recover the fixture and cut down on heat loss.
 
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Old 03-24-13, 07:52 PM
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use the Type-IC fixtures so that you can allow insulation to recover the fixture and cut down on heat loss.
The new fixtures should be Air Tight (AT) as well as Insulation Compatible (IC). Look for both ratings.
 
 

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