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Old 10-13-2010, 09:19 PM   #1
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I will be remodelling my kitchen/living room area..(open floor plan). The room is 26'L x 18'W. I also have a sloped ceiling. It is 8' at one end and 11' at the other. I am wanting to put in recessed pot lights. What size lighting should i put in? I think about 18 lights would be needed but i am not sure what size to put in? 4,5 or 6 inch? How do i get the light to point downwards if the ceiling is sloped? Any ideas or help, thanks!
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Old 10-20-2010, 11:15 AM   #2
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They have special cans made for sloped ceilings. Check the box to see if they will work in your particular slope as they are limited in range.
Decide first how much light you will need. Then,based on that decide on the can width. The larger the can, the bigger the bulb you can use. Generally the 4" can is limited to about 50 watts. Even the 6" cans have been reduced in wattage. You used to be able to put in 150 watts. Now the limit is more like 95. You can use florescents, but many are not dimmable.
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i looked and the price of the sloped ceiling cans and trim is just way too much. I will buy the normal box and the eyeball trims. The manufacturer doesn't have the gimbal trim in the size that i am looking for.
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i looked and the price of the sloped ceiling cans and trim is just way too much. I will buy the normal box and the eyeball trims. The manufacturer doesn't have the gimbal trim in the size that i am looking for.
Using the eyeball trims will reduce the wattage you can use in the can. Take that into consideration when you plan the number of cans used.
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