Recessed lighting?

footwedgeJuly 10, 2010

I'm planning to install LV halogen recessed lights as part of the kitchen redo upgrading to led fixtures in the future.

What size cans are recommended, 4" or 6"? I think I've read on here that most prefer the aesthetics of the 4"; and, I assume this will require additional cans.


Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

4" cans could look better if there aren't too many/ too many more than 6" cans.

If you're doing low voltage lighting, it might be better to explore options (for example track/ cable) other than just recessed cans.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2010 at 5:16PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I would recommend installing the 4" cans, with a good quality MR16 lamp.
More important than the size of the opening is the trim you use.
The trim is not primarily for asthetics, but rather glare control and light difussion.
I would suggest that you use a clear alsak or haze trim.
Gimbal rings and white baffles are, by far, the worst possible choice for trims as they are primarily "glare bombs"

    Bookmark   July 15, 2010 at 1:35AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Disappointed with my LED recessed lights ... what now?
My LED recessed lights (Cree 6'' 2700K) were installed...
Is it ok to install ceiling lights in the slab itself?
I'm getting a new house built and trying to figure...
Need help with recessed lighting placement
We're working on a total remodel of our kitchen. The...
Buzzing LEDs
I'm exploring LEDs for a new build, and so far, not...
Need help finding black lantern sconces
I am trying to find black lantern lights like this....
Sponsored Products
Harper Pendant by Currey & Company
$470.00 | Lumens
Italian Bathroom Sink
Aztec Lighting Cosmopolitan 5-light Chandelier
Lithonia Lighting Outdoor Lighting. Flush-Mount Vapor Tight Incandescent Light F
$29.97 | Home Depot
Semi Waist Drum Plywood Pendant Light
Flat Sheer Shading. Free Samples and Shipping!
Aquatica Coasters 4-Piece Set - MULTI COLORS
$78.00 | Horchow
Crystorama Vanderbilt Chandelier - 44W in. English Bronze - 5169-EB-CL-MWP
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™