Frequent question: How do you plan recessed lighting in a living room?

How do you design a recessed lighting layout?

To determine how far apart to space your recessed lights, divide the height of the ceiling by two. If a room has an 8 foot ceiling, you should space your recessed lights approximately 4 feet apart. If the ceiling is 10 feet, you’ll want to put about 5 feet of space in between each fixture.

How do you stagger recessed lighting?

The typical rule is to place the lights the same number of feet apart as the bulb’s diameter, in inches. So a bulb with a four-inch diameter should be four feet away from the next light.

Can you have too many recessed lights?

It often seems that installing recessed lights is a cure all, but they cannot properly wash light upon walls and all dark corners, which would bounce reflective light into the room. In fact, using too many recessed light may leave areas of your room dark and may even cost you more on your electric bill.

How far apart do you space 6 inch recessed lights?

The common rule is that 4-inch fixtures should generally be placed at least 4 feet apart and 6-inch fixtures about 6 feet apart.

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