How many recessed lights needed for 19ft x 15ft living room?

Old 11-08-20, 11:41 PM
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How many recessed lights needed for 19ft x 15ft living room?

My living room is 19ft x 15ft and 8ft ceiling. How many recessed light do I need?

Also, should I use 6 inch light or 4 inch recessed lights?

Old 11-09-20, 02:53 AM
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Depends on what your trying to achieve!

Indirect lighting around the perimeter for accent or direct lighting across the entire area. There is no one answer!

4 or 6 is personal preference, the amount of light from each can be the same!
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Pssst! This is not an electrical question!

For a rec' room or a family room, a simple grid pattern of can lights is common. For example twelve lights in a 4 x 3 grid. I am thinking of roughly 2 -3 feet between the first light / last light and the wall and roughly 5 -6 feet between any two lights.

For a living room you might want to first plan out the locations of furniture notably sofas, televisions, and easy chairs, and also pictures, mirrors, and other hung objects..
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Many people consider the 4" trim more modern looking. The 6" spreads the light a bit more, and looks a bit more 'traditional'.

For what it's worth, I've been using only 4" recessed lights over the past few years.

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