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When to Use 'Slope' Housings and Trims

Posted by dabretty (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 20, 10 at 11:31

Hello -

I have a pretty basic question. I am going to be putting recessed lighting into our family room, which currently has no lighting at all.

Before I go buy housings and trim, however, I was wondering if someone could tell me whether or not I really need "slope" hardware. The room is 14 ft wide and has a 2.5 ft rise from one side to the other - exactly 10 degrees.

Basically, my question is simply whether or not this is "enough slope" that I need to use slope hardware. I see the range of slope on this hardware is typically given as 9 degrees to 27 degrees. Being that I am at one extreme (the low end), is this necessary?



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RE: When to Use 'Slope' Housings and Trims

Perhaps yes. If the ceiling slope is noticeable, standard housing and trim would not work too well. Alternatively, you could choose to level the ceiling.

Ultimately, it's a matter of personal taste.

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