When to Use 'Slope' Housings and Trims

dabrettyMarch 20, 2010

Hello -

I have a pretty basic question. I am going to be putting recessed lighting into our family room, which currently has no lighting at all.

Before I go buy housings and trim, however, I was wondering if someone could tell me whether or not I really need "slope" hardware. The room is 14 ft wide and has a 2.5 ft rise from one side to the other - exactly 10 degrees.

Basically, my question is simply whether or not this is "enough slope" that I need to use slope hardware. I see the range of slope on this hardware is typically given as 9 degrees to 27 degrees. Being that I am at one extreme (the low end), is this necessary?



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Perhaps yes. If the ceiling slope is noticeable, standard housing and trim would not work too well. Alternatively, you could choose to level the ceiling.

Ultimately, it's a matter of personal taste.

    Bookmark   March 22, 2010 at 11:56PM
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