How many 6 inch recessed light needed for a 12x11 room?

Old 06-18-20, 01:01 AM
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How many 6 inch recessed light needed for a 12x11 room?

I have a 12x11 bedroom with 8 ft ceiling and already have a ceiling fan in the middle. I want to install 6-inch recessed lights. Each of the lights is around 800 lumens. How many lights do I need?

If I only install 4 at the 4 corners, would it be bright enough?

Also, how far should the lights be away from the wall?

Old 06-18-20, 02:20 AM
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There is no right or wrong number and it depends on what the use will be. direct, like in a kitchen, or indirect (decorative) for most other rooms.

For a room that size I'd be looking at 6 lights, but probably the smaller 4" size, mounted 24" from the wall!

The newer LED set ups are easy to install and fully adjustable.
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Is there a light kit on the fan?
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I agree with Marq, for a bedroom, 4 seems to be a good number. I'd definitely put them on a dimmer.

If it were more of a rec room, I might go with 6, but I think that would be excessive in a bedroom. You'll also want to make sure to keep them away from the ceiling fan so you don't get a strobe effect.

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