Wet Bar Lighting Help!!!!

Texas_GemMarch 19, 2014

My wet bar is 8 feet long and its location gets minimal natural light.

We will be installing the recessed can lights on Thursday and I can't figure out if I should go with 2 cans or 3 cans.

Part of me doesn't want the area to be too bright, another part of me thinks I should go with more light and if I find it to be too much I can always put a dimmer switch on to tone it down.

I could really use some advice here.

8 foot solid run on interior wall, 2 or 3 cans? Also, should I go with 4 inch or 6 inch cans? 6 inch cans seem to have more options for decorative trim; something I want to add later.

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How high is the ceiling?

    Bookmark   March 19, 2014 at 9:06AM
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Ceiling is 8 ft and I have no upper cabinets there.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2014 at 9:37AM
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Does anyone have any suggestions on whether I should go with 2 or 3 cans?

    Bookmark   March 19, 2014 at 6:35PM
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I'd probably go 3 and put on a dimmer since you have no other lighting.

In our wetbar I think we have one can light, but then puck lighting (3) over the counter run and then some more puck over the island. There is a center open shelf that is wood with a glass insert so light will shine down through it, and the same for the glass cabinet shelves on each side of the sink area.

I was almost going to skip the can light altogether, but it continued down past the bar into a hallway towards the other rooms there, so at the last minute I added that can, on a separate switch than the other bar lighting, more as part of the hallway lighting than the bar lighting, if that makes sense.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2014 at 6:48PM
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Thanks, I will do 3.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2014 at 7:06PM
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I agree

    Bookmark   March 19, 2014 at 7:26PM
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You can put in "eyeball" cans. Then, you can direct the light exactly where you want it.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2014 at 12:33AM
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