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i'm putting in some recessed lighting on a sloped ceiling (not sure of pitch i have to check it)

at what slope do i need a sloped can housing?

i'm putting fan in middle of room and 8 recessed lights around it. i'm just wondering will it light up ok or will the slight angle not look right?

room size is 16x25
 

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i'm putting in some recessed lighting on a sloped ceiling (not sure of pitch i have to check it)

at what slope do i need a sloped can housing?

i'm putting fan in middle of room and 8 recessed lights around it. i'm just wondering will it light up ok or will the slight angle not look right?

room size is 16x25
The most common methold I know useally eyeball trim useally do the trick however there is a shallow recessed trim which it can offset some way.

But there is one major gotcha if you useing recessced slope ceiling luminaires you will need a bit of room due the houseing is pretty large to comperised the difference on the pitch.

Anything useally over 4:12 you will have to be little more carefull with setting of recessed cans and type of lamps you plan to use that will affect a bit.

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Marc
 

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The most common methold I know useally eyeball trim useally do the trick however there is a shallow recessed trim which it can offset some way.

But there is one major gotcha if you useing recessced slope ceiling luminaires you will need a bit of room due the houseing is pretty large to comperised the difference on the pitch.

Anything useally over 4:12 you will have to be little more carefull with setting of recessed cans and type of lamps you plan to use that will affect a bit.

Merci,
Marc
Yeah my wife doesn't like the eye ball ones. And I think the rafters are 10 inch so the larger housing will fit. I'll measure pitch tommorrow. Hope it's less than 4/12 would rather just put flush ones up. Thanks for input!
 

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Yeah my wife doesn't like the eye ball ones. And I think the rafters are 10 inch so the larger housing will fit. I'll measure pitch tommorrow. Hope it's less than 4/12 would rather just put flush ones up. Thanks for input!
I measure 12.5inch drop over 48 inch horizontal, that's a 3.84 slope I think. Am I going to be ok with flush or should I look for sloped can that works for 2-6 slopes?
 

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I'll check that out, so far my biggest prob is that I don't see brown trim offered which is what I need
Brown? Check out the black trim sometime they will look good as well.

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IF you want the lights to shine straight down, then you may need a sloped ceiling can and trim.

If you don't mind the lights shining perpendicular to the slope of the ceiling, then you can use the cheap down lights.
 

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IF you want the lights to shine straight down, then you may need a sloped ceiling can and trim.

If you don't mind the lights shining perpendicular to the slope of the ceiling, then you can use the cheap down lights.
I will expand Kbsparky's comment with that set up., There is one thing you will have to keep it in your mind when you used this type of recessed luminarie the best bulb it will work genrally BR or R bulbs ( either indentscent ou compat flourscent bulb but LED will work good as well but make sure they are rated to work in recessed luminaires )

For the sloped ceilings trims normally I used baffled verison they are pretty good with it unless you want to spread the light around little more then get one with reflective surface to spread out the light more.

But there one thing you will have to keep in your mind if you going to use the dimmer watch the wattage rating. I always go by max wattage of the luminarie / trim it will be used.

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Nothing wrong with them at an angle....my in-laws have a bunch of cans in their vaulted ceiling....all flush mount....not an issue.
I have done a few homes like this, lights up the room nicely.

With a fan in the peak, you don't want the recess cans too high in the vault, strobe effect can happen.
 
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