Recessed Lights/Shadows in Kitchen
Background: I had 6" recessed cans with IC bulbs (65W) in my last kitchen with a 9' ceiling. Thought they provided great light. In my current kitchen, which has a 10' ceiling, I replaced the fluorescent lights with 6" recessed halogens (PAR 38 bulbs). I love how bright and warm they are, but they tend to cast some shadows on my cabinets, which I never noticed in my old kitchen. So, my question is: what is causing the shadows?
Ceiling height -- is there a recommended size of can or type of bulb for 10' ceilings or will recessed lights in a 10' ceiling cast more shadows than a 9' ceiling?
Halogen v. IC bulbs?
Placement of lights in the ceiling as related to the cabinets?
Any help would be appreciated as we're considering buying a new house next year with 10' ceilings in the kitchen. Thanks.