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Will I get less light by using 4' LED vs 6'?

Posted by zztt (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 8, 11 at 1:50

I am new to lighting and need help. My contractor suggested 6" LED recessed light in the kitchen and there are eleven of them. Kitchen size is 14'3" X 11' 3". I want to use 4" because it may look better. However, will I get less light if using 4" instead of 6"?

For the bedroom, my contractor called for 6" Halo RL7 recessed lights. Yet I like the warm light of halogen. Can I replace it with 4" low voltage halogen and get the same amount of light? Any suggestion for which halogen brand I should choose? Thanks.

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RE: Will I get less light by using 4' LED vs 6'?

The short answer is most likely yes.

Low voltage lighting would be more directional if the bulbs are MR16.
4" cans, low voltage lights also cost more.

I would not pick Halo LED lights because of the glare from the exposed LED element unlike the CREE and Sylvania lights.

RE: Will I get less light by using 4' LED vs 6'?

I concur, the Halo LED is garbage. Just another company trying to rush an inferior product out there before it's ready. The Cree, Bruck, and a few other LED lights are far better than the 4 inch low voltage halogen, and I like the 4 inch halogens. The biggest beam spread you can get is a 60 degree bulb, but with the Cree, you can get a LR-6 to spread 150 degrees.

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