is there a standard for recessed light placement in bathroom?
The bath is 8.5'x 12.5' and the ceiling slopes from 8' to 10'. The lower portion of the ceiling starts above the vanity. Four 60 w incandescent sconces on either sides of two mirrors for the vanity on the 12.5' wall. For general lighting and to avoid shadows at the vanity, I want recessed cans. Do I place in the center of the ceiling? Since the ceiling is sloped, I'm concerned about how to direct the light. I'm considering halogen or LED (CREE LR6 2700k?). I've read that cans should be placed about 24" from the wall, but my vanity depth is 23"--will this work? My electrician thinks they should be centered with scoops to direct the light, but then light will be behind me. Someone on the bathroom forum said to place them so that the light is centered on the edge of the counter which means more directly overhead (which sounds closer to the 24" idea). Are there any sound principles for placement? TIA