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Need Kitchen Lighting Assistance

Posted by frink1234 (My Page) on
Wed, Jan 15, 14 at 8:45

I have fluorescent lighting installed in the soffit that lines the perimeter around my kitchen. It uses some 9 foot and also some 4 foot tubes with an ugly plexiglass diffuser. I have some hanging lighting over an island and a kitchen table that provides other lighting, but the perimeter lighting is the brightest. (Picture shown is dark becomes some of the bulbs are out). I am thinking of using sheet rock to close in the soffit and then install recessed lighting in the soffit. Does this sound like a good idea? What size recessed should I use and how far apart should I space them? Should I use LED recessed? Does anyone have any other ideas or suggestions? Thanks in advance!


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RE: Need Kitchen Lighting Assistance

you might get more responses by posting in the kitchen section. my situation was very similar to yours. I used WAC low voltage 3" recessed lights with stainless trim and blue glass trim. I would have used the blue glass trim on all of them, but there was not enough clearance to open the cabinet doors. that is something to keep in mind when choosing your trim.
I really like them, but there may be better options now. I remodeled 6 years ago. If I was doing it now, I would probably use led.
my lights are 46" above the counter. the distance between the lights varies between 23" and 32"". I placed one above the sink, two on the peninsula and fit the other three in for good coverage.
I have a pendant and also under cabinet lights.

my photo looks darker than it really is. I'm not a good photographer.

Here is a link that might be useful: wac recessed

This post was edited by jules8 on Fri, Jan 17, 14 at 8:14


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RE: Need Kitchen Lighting Assistance

Thanks for your response and the picture. I really like the stainless trim, it goes well with your appliances. I have white appliances so will probably just go with white trim. Thanks again!


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RE: Need Kitchen Lighting Assistance

Possible options
1. Fix the fluorescent lighting + the covering.
2. LED panel lighting could be substituted in place of the fluorescent lighting.
3. Linear recessed lighting. for example the Jake linear recessed lighting
http://www.prlog.org/11834903-birchwood-lighting-introduces-jake-recessed-linear-lighting-fixture.html
Or the
MarkLighting linear recessed lighting.
http://www.marklighting.com/Home.aspx
There are other vendors ...
4. 4" recessed lighting or smaller (2" - 3"). The CR4 4" is cheaper than either the 2" or 3" recessed lights. Besides WAC, there's twice bright and others.


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