How many LR6 recessed lights?

tirednsoreFebruary 2, 2010

I am trying to decide how many recessed lights to use for lighting my dinette area. This is a 10' x 13' area just off the kitchen that is open to the kitchen and an adjacent family room. We have a 3.5' diameter dinette table with four chairs near the middle of the room. This is the area we want to have good light. We also have cabinets and a counter lining one side.

We were thinking of using the Cree LR6 LEDs. How many 6" cans do you think will light the place adequately? I thought perhaps 3 but my wife says 4 because "even numbers look better". I just don't want the room to be too bright. We do plan on using a dimmer.

Any thoughts are much appreciated!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I think 4 for the room would be best, but if you have a dinette table you may want a light over the table. If the counter is on the long side, 3 lights in a line might work.

If the room except the counter is square, I'd say 4 lights with a hanging fixture over the table.

    Bookmark   February 6, 2010 at 11:39AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Do LED lights put out enough light
I am looking at Moooi Raimond chandeliers. According...
What should be dimmable in my kitchen?
We are doing a kitchen renovation, and like most new...
Dining Room Lighting - Pendant too large?
I would like to remove my 6-globe chandelier and replace...
Hubbardton Forge
Does anyone by chance have their Icarus and/or Mobius...
Any opinions on "all-in-one" housing/trim/bulb LED combo kits?
There are a couple "all-in-one" recessed...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™