Recessed "can" light considerations

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Old 11-11-15, 04:46 AM
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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?

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I think LEDs are much better than cans. Home Depot has some. I installed a few for a customer. The lighting was excellent.
 
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Old 11-11-15, 07:53 AM
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Recessed lights only have a cone of light. This will leave the upper shelves in darker areas. A surface mount is a better choice.
 
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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!
 
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Old 11-11-15, 09:32 AM
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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.
 
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For a regular fixture:

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For a ceiling fan or heavy fixture.

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