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7echo 08-29-2009 05:25 PM

can location
I am going to install can lights in the den. 5", IC rated, Halo brand.
I need some suggestions on layout-

Any general rules of thumb?

Any where to look on the web for sample layout?

The room is approx 11' by 18'.

Comments appreciated!

7echo 09-01-2009 06:23 AM


How far from the wall are the usually set?

Scuba_Dave 09-01-2009 06:47 AM

Are you looking to wash the walls with light
Or just light up the room?

7echo 09-01-2009 07:36 AM

Just want to have general lighting. I can center them at 25.5" inches or 37" inches off the walls. I don't want to change framing so I need to work with one of those 2 locations. I am thinking 4 lights in 2 rows at one of those distances from the wall, then maybe 3 more down the middle, off set from the 4 against the wall. Might put them on 2 switches, but more likely a dimmer.

Scuba_Dave 09-01-2009 07:49 AM

I think I'd go with the 37"
That would give you 3' from the walls & 5' between the cans
That puts the light approx over anyone sitting on a couch/chair if they are reading

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