Recessed "can" light considerations


  #1  
Old 11-11-15, 04:46 AM
P
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 239
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Recessed "can" light considerations

I am planning to install recessed can lights in a basement walk-in closet and laundry room. These rooms are 8x9 and 10x10, respectively. I was planning on two lights in each room. There will not be any insulation in the joist spaces above the lights and they will be installed in a drop ceiling approx 6'9" from the floor.

Are there any special considerations when purchasing lights for these rooms? Any special type of light, particular size light for these small rooms, etc?

Thanks!
 

Last edited by psustang89; 11-11-15 at 07:16 AM.
  #2  
Old 11-11-15, 07:03 AM
P
Temporarily Suspended
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NY
Posts: 10,982
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
I think LEDs are much better than cans. Home Depot has some. I installed a few for a customer. The lighting was excellent.
 
  #3  
Old 11-11-15, 07:53 AM
pcboss's Avatar
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Maryland
Posts: 15,389
Received 148 Votes on 131 Posts
Recessed lights only have a cone of light. This will leave the upper shelves in darker areas. A surface mount is a better choice.
 
  #4  
Old 11-11-15, 08:11 AM
P
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 239
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Thanks pcboss. Would a surface mount still be considered a can light? Would it work with a suspended ceiling? Can you recommend a type and size?

Thanks again for the help!
 
  #5  
Old 11-11-15, 09:32 AM
pcboss's Avatar
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Maryland
Posts: 15,389
Received 148 Votes on 131 Posts
Surface and recessed are two different styles.

You can get a ceiling box with a spreader bar that will work with the ceiling. Secure the bar to the grid.
 
  #6  
Old 11-11-15, 10:41 AM
ray2047's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 33,575
Received 15 Votes on 13 Posts
For a regular fixture:

Name:  512hd.jpg
Views: 150
Size:  10.4 KB

For a ceiling fan or heavy fixture.

Name:  51Hr4OH5x9L.jpg
Views: 195
Size:  37.2 KB
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: