Basement Lighting Question ?

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Basement Lighting Question ?

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I wasn't sure whether I should post this in the basement forum or here ... I'm in the process of finishing my basement and I'm running some new branch circuits for lighting and receptacles. At this time, I'm not certain about the ceiling material. In fact, I might leave it open for a while before I decide. The only thing that I've eliminated is drywall. Because of this, I'm not sure how I should mount the ceiling fixture boxes. So my question, is there a depth I can use that would accommodate most ceilings? Does anyone have any suggestions? I know there are extension boxes and stuff like that, so I was thinking about doing 1/2" depth off the wood. Would like to get others thoughts on this. Thanks in advance.
 
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If you are planning on can lights, the spanners can be tacked to the floor joists, with slack wiring, and repositioned to grids for a drop ceiling later.
 
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Home Depot has some great new LED lights. Some of them are the shape of the old 4' fluorescent fixtures but they provide better light than the flourescents & can lights. I installed a few of them for a customer. They also have circular style. You can mount the box almost flush to the joists & screw the LEDs to the joists. The installation is quick & easy.
 
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Thanks for the replies. If you have link to those lights at Home Depot I would be interested in looking at them. The stores by me have a poor selection. Thank you
 
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For the can lights themselves. Halo 6 in. Aluminum Recessed Lighting New Construction IC Housing-H7ICT - The Home Depot

For the LED trims. Halo 5 in. and 6 in. Matte White Recessed Retrofit Baffle-Trim LED Module 80 CRI, 3500K-RL560WH6835R - The Home Depot They will run from 2700 degrees Kelvin up to 3500 degrees, so you will need to pick the spectrum of light you want, with the higher number being brighter, whiter light.
 
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LED - Flushmount Lights - Recessed & Flushmount Lighting - The Home Depot

They look much better in real life
 
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