How do I know where to put recessed lighting?
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.
Does recessed lighting have to be symmetrical?
The General Lighting Layout
The recessed lights should be aligned and equally spaced across the ceiling. Resist the temptation to place the lights according to objects in the room (such as furniture).
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.
What size recessed light for 8ft ceiling?
When spacing recessed lights, use this general rule of thumb: divide the height of the ceiling by two to get the distance the lights should be from one another. For example, an 8-foot tall ceiling should have recessed lights spaced 4-feet apart.