Can Lights in Vaulted Ceiling - Cree?

puppymomflJuly 17, 2011

I'm late in the game on my new construction and have been trying to absorb all the info in this forum, but I want to be sure I'm not making an irrevocable error.

My kitchen and great room have vaulted ceilings. I want to use can lights for general lighting in both areas. The ceiling height where the cans will go will be between 13' - 15'. Will the LR6/CR6 Cree fixtures spaced 6'-7' apart provide enough light?

I have to give the builder my decision by Wednesday, so any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated!

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nolerad

You might want to consider the Cree LR6-DR1000. These have greater brightness than the standard LR6 and are useful with high ceilings like yours. Quite costly, however.

I would call Cree and ask their suggestions. I did for my own kitchen project and received a lot of useful advice, including not only the specific fixture but also the best dimmer, etc. Good luck!

    Bookmark   July 17, 2011 at 10:07PM
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David

The lr6 should work fine. Lutron has a more comprehensive list of dimmers known to work with the Cree lights.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2011 at 5:30PM
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triphase

The LR-6 is a pretty good light soon to be replaced by Cree (shhush) It only dimms down to 25 percent. It is a good light though.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2011 at 9:31PM
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puppymomfl

Thanks so much. I am reassured that I'm on the right track and I'll call call Cree today.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2011 at 12:12PM
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triphase

Also, you may have to play with dimmers with the LR Cree lights. Very finicky. You may get some blinking and or humming.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2011 at 7:03PM
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nolerad

Cree's recommendation to me for dimmers with the 10 LR6's I will have on one switch (and the 3 on a 2nd switch and 2 on a 3rd switch) are the Lutron Skylark SF-10P (single pole) and Lutron Skylark SF-103P (3-way). Not as cosmetically sleek as some of Lutron's other dimmers, but I just want 'em to work w/o issues.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2011 at 9:06PM
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triphase

Those should work fine

    Bookmark   July 19, 2011 at 11:59PM
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    Bookmark   July 20, 2011 at 12:17AM
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triphase

We have had some issues with RA maestros with LR-6's as well as Radio RA. They work better with the CR-6. In fact all dimmers work better with the CR-6 other than the electronic ones.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2011 at 1:09AM
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puppymomfl

Thanks so much everyone. I really appreciate the help!

    Bookmark   July 23, 2011 at 8:05PM
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irishchain

It was recommended to me that I use 'Nora Lighting' for our vaulted ceilings (about 15-18 ft) instead of Cree. They are 4" cans and guaranteed to last 7 years. I absolutely REFUSE to use 6" cans! I haven't checked the cost as compared to Cree. Hopefully they will be competitively priced.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2011 at 8:30PM
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