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Advice On Family Room Recessed Lighting Layout

Posted by speedytahiti (My Page) on
Sat, Feb 23, 13 at 16:52


I am attempting to layout recessed lighting for my Family Room, but am running into problems because the room is not square/rectangular. The fireplace is on a diagonal in one "corner" of the room. There is a ceiling fan with light kit in the center(ish) of the room, so the recessed lights would presumably be around the perimeter to put more light on the sofas.

I plan on using Ecosmart CR6 LED bulbs.

Thanks in advance, any advice is appreciated!

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RE: Advice On Family Room Recessed Lighting Layout

Probably no more than 6 will be necessary (if symmetry is necessary). The lighting requirement is less than a kitchen and the fireplace side could be left unlit.

There is quite a bit of information in the LED recessed can guide for the kitchen thread.

Here is a link that might be useful: LED recessed discussion

RE: Advice On Family Room Recessed Lighting Layout

Thanks Davidtay!

I definitely would prefer if the layout was symmetrical, but that's the concept I'm having trouble grasping with the diagonal wall (fireplace). I would also, if possible, like to incorporate a 4" gimbal spot over the fireplace to accentuate a framed picture.

I have read through a majority of your LED recessed lighting discussion, and have found it quite helpful in determining my lighting requirements for our kitchen.

RE: Advice On Family Room Recessed Lighting Layout

A picture light might provide better and more uniform lighting for the picture than a 4" gimbal.

You could treat the space like a 13' x 11' 7" area to be lit and place the lights accordingly.
In that scenario, the nearest downlight will be ~ 5'+ away from the TV.

RE: Advice On Family Room Recessed Lighting Layout

The ceiling fan isn't centered in the room??

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