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Recessed lighting?

Posted by footwedge (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 10, 10 at 12:54

I'm planning to install LV halogen recessed lights as part of the kitchen redo upgrading to led fixtures in the future.

What size cans are recommended, 4" or 6"? I think I've read on here that most prefer the aesthetics of the 4"; and, I assume this will require additional cans.

Thanks


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RE: Recessed lighting?

4" cans could look better if there aren't too many/ too many more than 6" cans.

If you're doing low voltage lighting, it might be better to explore options (for example track/ cable) other than just recessed cans.


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RE: Recessed lighting?

I would recommend installing the 4" cans, with a good quality MR16 lamp.
More important than the size of the opening is the trim you use.
The trim is not primarily for asthetics, but rather glare control and light difussion.
I would suggest that you use a clear alsak or haze trim.
Gimbal rings and white baffles are, by far, the worst possible choice for trims as they are primarily "glare bombs"


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