Can lights in kitchen


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Old 08-23-14, 08:41 AM
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Can lights in kitchen

I am looking to replace a 4ft 2 bulb fluorescent light fixture in my small kitchen. It is 11x11' with a single incandescent fixture over the sink. How many 6 inch cans should I use and can I run them all on one switch. I am going with 10 watt led inserts. There will also be under cabinet lights added. Thanks
 
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Old 08-23-14, 08:56 AM
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I would install at least 4 can lights, maybe more depending on how you want to space them.
This is not including light over sink.
Even only 4 can lights will put out a lot more light than your old fixture, you'll see a drastic difference. If it's too bright you can use a dimmer.
The sink light should be on it's own switch.
When adding the U/C lights, it would be nice to have them switched separately also.
You can get help here on how to add separate switches and so forth.
 
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Old 08-27-14, 04:51 PM
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It is 11x11' with a single incandescent fixture over the sink.
give us a floor plan.
How many 6 inch cans should I use and can I run them all on one switch.
i could probibly put in 6 or so.

I am going with 10 watt led inserts.
sounds good.......1 switch is fine. 14-2 from box to box.

There will also be under cabinet lights added. Thanks
 
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Old 08-28-14, 12:29 AM
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You are going to need to look at the light distribution cone to determine the spacing. You do not want light and dark areas, especially in a kitchen.
 
 

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