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Old 07-21-2007, 11:12 PM   #1
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Recessed lights in a 35 degree sloped ceiling?


Hello,

I'm in the process of finishing my attic and I'd like to install a few 4" recessed lights. The ceiling I'd like to put them in has a 35 degree slope and goes from 67" on the short wall to 96", where it levels off. The sloped part of the ceiling is 56" and the length of the sloped area is about 10'. I'm planning on installing a retro diner booth and some counter space against the short wall, which is why we need the recessed lighting. Here are my questions.

1. Is a 35 degree slope too much of angle for recessed lighting?
2. If not, how much space should I allow from each end of the slope?
3. How far apart should I space the 4" lighting for task and table lighting?

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Old 07-22-2007, 04:10 AM   #2
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There is recessed light trim that is made for that application. The trim is angled. You could also use the eyeball style trim, but in my opinion it is ugly. I would look into the angled trim.

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Old 07-22-2007, 06:33 AM   #3
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All I could find were the eyeballs. Are you referring to this? http://www.lampsplus.com/Products/s_...ed-trim/87104/

If not, can you post a link to the item you're talking about?

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Any more ideas on this problem?
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I believe you want to ook at/for something like this. BTW--I bought all or our lights for our house from this company...and they ROCK! Highly recommend them...and all standard disclaimers apply.
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That'll probably work, but I need a 4" version. Also, is it a fixed slope trim ring or is it adjustable?
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I just noticed that the item you linked to has a maximum 30 degree slope. I need 35 degrees.
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I just noticed that the item you linked to has a maximum 30 degree slope. I need 35 degrees.

I linked as an idea that's not an eyeball...keep looking and I'm sure you'll find something that'll work. You could go to a electrical supply house and ask for a catalog and they may have additional options.
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Oh yeah...call their customer service...at (800) 457-2109 You get to talk to a live body the with out being in number hell. They no doubt have other brands styles etc.
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I actually like YOUR idea better than an eyeball. I'll keep looking. Thanks for your help.
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Here is a link to a 4" IC rated can for sloped ceilings. These things are huge though, so you need 2x10 framing minimum. They are also pricey.
http://www.pegasusassociates.com/4in...ped401-SAT.jsp
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I have the box already. What I need is the 4" angled trim.
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http://www.pegasusassociates.com/pro...imsSloped.html

Do you have the box that will accept an angled trim? Most will not fit a standard recessed fixture.
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I thought the box was generic. Here's what I purchased: http://www.haloltg.com/common/brands...escent&id=1328
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I see what you're talking about. It looks like I may have to use eyeball lights after all.

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