Advice On Family Room Recessed Lighting Layout

speedytahitiFebruary 23, 2013


I am attempting to layout recessed lighting for my Family Room, but am running into problems because the room is not square/rectangular. The fireplace is on a diagonal in one "corner" of the room. There is a ceiling fan with light kit in the center(ish) of the room, so the recessed lights would presumably be around the perimeter to put more light on the sofas.

I plan on using Ecosmart CR6 LED bulbs.

Thanks in advance, any advice is appreciated!

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Probably no more than 6 will be necessary (if symmetry is necessary). The lighting requirement is less than a kitchen and the fireplace side could be left unlit.

There is quite a bit of information in the LED recessed can guide for the kitchen thread.

Here is a link that might be useful: LED recessed discussion

    Bookmark   February 23, 2013 at 8:06PM
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Thanks Davidtay!

I definitely would prefer if the layout was symmetrical, but that's the concept I'm having trouble grasping with the diagonal wall (fireplace). I would also, if possible, like to incorporate a 4" gimbal spot over the fireplace to accentuate a framed picture.

I have read through a majority of your LED recessed lighting discussion, and have found it quite helpful in determining my lighting requirements for our kitchen.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2013 at 1:36PM
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A picture light might provide better and more uniform lighting for the picture than a 4" gimbal.

You could treat the space like a 13' x 11' 7" area to be lit and place the lights accordingly.
In that scenario, the nearest downlight will be ~ 5'+ away from the TV.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2013 at 8:42PM
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The ceiling fan isn't centered in the room??

    Bookmark   March 1, 2013 at 1:08AM
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