Basic 'rules' for placement of lights?
This is my first post to the lighting forum.
I am the GC for my kitchen. It's a small galley-style without uppers. Interior townhome with southern windows only. Peninsula opens the kitchen to the dining room, which also has southern light and some from north (living room) as well.
The counter run along the West wall is 131" long, peninsula is 84" long on East side. Frig will be recessed to the North wall. Sink on West wall. Cooktop on peninsula. Both more or less centered.
I'm planning on recessed cans, 6" so I can someday upgrade to LED (is this a correct assumption?)
What is the convention for spacing of the lights? Distance from the wall = ? Distance from upper cabinets (were there to be any!) = ?
How bright should they be?
And I plan some simple, small pendants over the peninsula. I'd like three as I prefer an odd number.
Nothing fancy planned! Looking for simple, straightforward, with a result of few shadows and good lighting - hopefully with the option of having things be not too bright in the wee hours of the morning!
Thanks in advance,