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Old 04-24-2013, 10:05 AM   #1
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cathedral cieling recessed light layout?


so i am trying to layout my 6" recessed lights in my cieling and cant seem to find any information on this for cathedral cielings. i did find some that say layout is the same as in a flat cieling but that calculator wanted cieling height to compute.... do i average the 2 heights?
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so i am trying to layout my 6" recessed lights in my cieling and cant seem to find any information on this for cathedral cielings. i did find some that say layout is the same as in a flat cieling but that calculator wanted cieling height to compute.... do i average the 2 heights?

Which 2 heights are you referring to? The low point and the high point?
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use LEDs .... "bulb life" ...

know matter what for me the question would be 1 first WHAT is the purpose of the lights ??

what is the layout of the space ... couches etc .. fireplace etc..

then what are you trying to light ?? the walls ?? the walkway ?? or to read a book ??
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sorry- yes the two different heights of the cieling-low and high
general lighting.
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so i went with 2 rows of 4 properley spaced- installed them and put cheater cords on- bulbed them with regular 65w bulbs not the br30 as recommended and couldnt see any real light with the sunlight and lights. once dark the light was even but on the dim side. i am hoping the right bulbs and finishes only improve the light? thoughts? more needed?
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what is the EXACT model # of the cans ??

and of the TRIMS ...

that will tell you what bulbs u can use ...

you will need "spot" lights not floods


try one of these ..

http://www.homedepot.com/p/EcoSmart-...k#.UXpwxoWha1A


http://www.homedepot.com/p/Philips-1...y#.UXpxW4Wha1A
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can model c71ca(h3)
depending on trims lamps=
max 40w A19
max 65w BR30
75w R30/ PAR30 PAR30L
max 120w BR30
150w R40/ PAR38




my real question is the calculator for placement uses a flat cieling. i have cathedral. i used the overall dimmensions on the calculator and layed out on the floor and plumbed up into the cathedral for layout- is this right or wrong? now i am wondering if i should treat the cieling in 2 parts(sides) instead of as 1 flat ofor the calculator. i would then layout on the cieling itself instead of the floor- this would double the number of lights....
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There's no definitive answer here. Aside from the rule of thumb regarding lumens per sq ft (which unless this room is huge you more than exceed w 8 lights) It's all personal design preference. I think 2 rows of 4 lights @ 800 lumens each is going to give you plenty of light and would be a nice living room configuration.

Our LR has onlyl 2 can lights. Because we have two main beams, if I had it to do myself, I'd do 6, only to have 1 light in the center of each beam channel on each side. If your layout suits having 4 lights per row, then that's totally fine! Be sure they're on a dimmer... Would suck to have to watch TV w the lights either fully on or fully off. It's rare that you'll want all 6400 lumens lighting up your living room like a kitchen or shop.

I would definitely not do 16 lights, per your suggestion about doubling them.
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thanks- the room is 21 x 20 with a 13' ridge. i will get the right bulbs and try that also-
it makes me wonder since i have read to not exceed 6' betweenlights for the optimal cone... and i have 10' between them.
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ok- current layout has a 20x21 room with 8 lights. the spacing between lights is 5'-5" and btween roow is 10' IF i layout using 2 seperate cielings it gives me 12 lights spaced 6'-6" apart and the rows are 6'-8" apart......
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If that is the ONLY light in the room .....


usually people have end talbes with lamps ,,, and the cans are NOT the normal lighing for the room ....most of the time ...
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there will be a corner lamp and possible end table lamp but the majority of the light will be the recessed lights....
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Costco has these lights for 24.99 each. That's including trim. You can return your trim and get these and end up saving almost $20 per bulb! They are quite bright though... Would probably definitely want a dimmer.

http://www.amazon.com/Luminus-Led-Re.../dp/B00AWU0HM4
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