Recessed can light placement


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Old 01-26-16, 04:57 PM
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Recessed can light placement

We are working on our final touches of our floor plan. Where and what kind of can lights would you place in the family room below. We will have a nice fireplace on the right side, TV is in blue, and sectional couch will be approximately where i drew it in. The big area on the left side is a play area.

4" LED can is what we used in our living room upstairs and really like them. Would you use 4" or 5"? LED? How many circuits and where would you place switches.Name:  basement floor plan edit with TV furniture.jpg
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Old 01-26-16, 05:28 PM
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Can we assume all that is shown is in the basement ?

You'd need at least one switch at the bottom of the stairs and one at the top.....unless the stairway has its own light.

I don't like 4" cans. Very hard to work with. I'd recommend 5" cans and in the family room I'd use six of them.

Basement bedroom..... looks to have a large emergency egress type of window.
 
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Old 01-26-16, 05:36 PM
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Yes this is the basement.

Bedroom has large window in it. The basement is a walk out.

Good point on the 5" lights being easier to work with. Would you put them all on one run? How would I place them "around" the TV?
 
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Old 01-26-16, 06:10 PM
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I would install them based on the room... not the TV. I'd definitely install a dimmer in the system too.

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Generally the distance of a light to a wall should be half of the distance between two lights.

But I would keep the row of lights away from the stairway straight (or keep both rows straight) despite the presence of the stairway.

How long is the family room?
 
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Old 01-28-16, 05:50 AM
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The room is approximately 29' with a large brick fireplace on the right side of this picture. Ceiling will be just shy of 8'
 
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All on one circuit would be fine,probably not necessary though,placement will be determined by the floor joists.
 
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Old 01-28-16, 08:41 AM
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You could add 4" near the TV on a separate switch.
 
 

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