Sorry, above I meant (would 30 degrees / 250 lumens be sufficient?) not 120 degrees. For some reason I've lost the ability to edit my post (I thought that was possible before). It may just be a temporary issue.
Halo H7 housings are rated for damp locations which is what under the eaves would be considered. They cost around 10 dollars at an electrical supply house. You can use LED bulbs in them. The H7RT are for remodel and the H7T are for new construction. You will need at least 8" of clearance behind.I've been trying to find out what products are often used to create a recessed downlight in eaves, and what the prices are. My inexperienced search only turned out a product which was about $70/light, which seems awfully expensive.
So, what do people use to create recessed downlights in eaves? Could anyone point me to some reasonably priced products, LED-based? Do these involve a can, or are they simply drill, pop-through, clip, and caulk?
My house is single floor, and I'm not sure how many lumens the light should be (would 120 degrees / 250 lumens be sufficient?). I noticed that the current (non-bleeding-edge) performance in LED bulb replacements for halogen is about 60 lumens per watt, which would give me close to 300 lumens at 5 watts per light.
I guess you haven't heard about global warming? It is Christmas Eve and 70 degrees. :biggrin2: Not much chance for snow or ice.If you are in a cold climate, undereave lighting could melt roof snow and cause ice dams.