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Old 02-11-2011, 10:32 PM   #1
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Recess lighting

We are putting in 6 inch recess lights in our basement. Not sure how many to put? The area is about 20' by 24'? It is all one open area but we are putting a tv area in one part which is about 10' by 14' and the other area is just a game room. Any advice will help?


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Old 02-11-2011, 10:39 PM   #2
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If our going to feed them off a new circuit from the panel (20amp ) you can run as many as 12-15 safely , you can put them on dimmers also to get the mood right . If an existing circuit is feeding them you better use an amp probe to find the load on it and go from there.


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Old 02-12-2011, 01:35 AM   #3
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How high this basement ceiling will be at ?

Typically for that size room useally 12 to 18* with BR65 bulbs for other size bulb it may change a bit.

And if you are plan to use the dimmer make sure you have proper sized dimmer to handle the load of the luminaires { I always go with max wattage it listed the luminaire }


* all it depending on bulb , trim both will affect in some degree and the surface reflectiotive is.
The answer will be based on NEC ( National Electrical code ) or CEC ( Cananda Electrical code ) or ECF ( Electrique Code France )
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