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Old 07-27-2013, 04:42 PM   #1
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14 - 6" HALO cans too much?


I am hanging recessed lights throughout the basement.

I plan on having theses 14 cans on 3 zones with dimmers. Is this too much?

Ceilings are 7.5 ft.

Here a pic I made of the layout.


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I kind of thought so... can you recommend a layout for this room size?
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Take out the middle row of cans.

Move the two remaining rows off the walls 4'.

Put the two lights in front of the TV on their own switch/dimmer.
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Take out the middle row of cans.

Move the two remaining rows off the walls 4'.

Put the two lights in front of the TV on their own switch/dimmer.
Sounds like a plan! Thanks for the guidance.
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Put the two lights in front of the TV on their own switch/dimmer.
Put them ALL on a dimmer/s.
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Put LED trims in all of `em ....
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6" cans are so 80's by the way, go with 5" cans and you can still install the same wattage lamp, but eliminate the meteor look alike in the ceiling.
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FOURTEEN OF THEM? What're you trying to set up, a warming station like for sandwiches at an Arby's? That's way too much lighting. Especially with ceilings that low. What leads you to think you want THAT MUCH lighting?

That and you'll have to check whether your circuits AND the dimmers would even support that many lights.
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Take the centre row out that is too much for this purpose.

By the way becarefull with circuit sizing on this one we always size it by max wattage of the luminaire not the actual bulb at all. You may end up have two circuits for sure no question asked if you use common 5 or 6 inch non IC cans but max wattage will depending on the trim useage.

Most case I know useally either 75 or 120 or 150 ( watts ) depending on the set up of the can et trims.

Keep the two cans on it own dimmer front of the TV centre ( you may end up use deep baffled verison to keep the glare down ) But for the rest the BR30 useally work pretty well in most case.

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What type of lamps are you thinking of using ?
Incandesant ? Halogen ? CFL ? LED ?
If there all incandesant or halogen then it's gunna get awefull hot !
Then your A/ C works double time tryng to dissapate the heat load !

How many lights you use depends on the beam width of the luminare
and your required light levels ?
What will be the main uses of the space ?
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Thanks for all the replies. I ended up taking out the middle row and spacing the other two rows 3.5 ft off the walls front and back walls and 25" from the sides. I'll be wiring them up in 3 zones tomorrow. We'll see how it goes.


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Put them ALL on a dimmer/s.
I was planning to do that.


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I was going with HALO one piece LED/trim/baffles.


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6" cans are so 80's by the way, go with 5" cans and you can still install the same wattage lamp, but eliminate the meteor look alike in the ceiling.
I bought the 6" ones already. They were on sale. H7ICT model.


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FOURTEEN OF THEM? What're you trying to set up, a warming station like for sandwiches at an Arby's? That's way too much lighting. Especially with ceilings that low. What leads you to think you want THAT MUCH lighting?

That and you'll have to check whether your circuits AND the dimmers would even support that many lights.
LOL
I am using a dedicated 20A circuit for the lighting in the TV and Poker/Game room. Would be 5 lights max on a dimmer. Using all 12/3 (for 3 ways), and 12/2 wired.


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Take the centre row out that is too much for this purpose.

By the way becarefull with circuit sizing on this one we always size it by max wattage of the luminaire not the actual bulb at all. You may end up have two circuits for sure no question asked if you use common 5 or 6 inch non IC cans but max wattage will depending on the trim useage.

Most case I know useally either 75 or 120 or 150 ( watts ) depending on the set up of the can et trims.

Keep the two cans on it own dimmer front of the TV centre ( you may end up use deep baffled verison to keep the glare down ) But for the rest the BR30 useally work pretty well in most case.

Merci,
Marc

These are IC cans. I took into account that each fixture is rated for 75 watts max. I was going to stay under 1920 total watts (80% load) on this dedicated 20A lighting circuit based on the possibility of a 75w bulb in each can.


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What type of lamps are you thinking of using ?
Incandesant ? Halogen ? CFL ? LED ?
If there all incandesant or halogen then it's gunna get awefull hot !
Then your A/ C works double time tryng to dissapate the heat load !

How many lights you use depends on the beam width of the luminare
and your required light levels ?
What will be the main uses of the space ?
The space is a TV/Family room. Using LEDs for sure. 3500k in the office and 2700k every where else.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Halo-6-in...9#.UfdI743VCBI
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A tv / family room does not need high levels of light !
So I would go for a lot less lights.
Leds would be good !
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