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Best Rule for Light Spacing for Recessed Lights in basement

Posted by the-tech-guy (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 18, 13 at 14:15

What is the best rule to use for spacing LED recessed cans in a basement? I heard a 6" can should be 6' feet apart. I also heard to divided the length of the wall by the number of direct light in feet the bulb gives out. My ceiling is ranges from 7-8 feet and I plan on using 6" cans with LEDs lights.


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RE: Best Rule for Light Spacing for Recessed Lights in basement

You really need to look at the photometric data for the LED you're planning to use. And then adjust placement based on your lighting needs/desires. Frankly, I'm of the opinion that too many cans can always be dimmed while maintaining placement. Realizing you don't have enough life after the fact makes for lousy can placement or a lot of work/expense rearranging things.


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RE: Best Rule for Light Spacing for Recessed Lights in basement

It depends on the spread of the fixtures you choose and the height from the floor more then anything else.


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RE: Best Rule for Light Spacing for Recessed Lights in basement

If I plan to use halogen br30s now due to price but in the future plan on using LEDs, will the spacing might not work out that well when I eventually put the LEDs in? Or will it be pretty easy to find the equivalent light spread in LEDs? I am putting up a drywall ceiling so changing the cans around will not be an option.


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