Recessed light spacing in a vaulted ceiling

MiElectrician

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mi
I'm doing the lighting for a friend and have never done anything like this ( I normally just do what the prints say). How do you space them, we're planning on doing the tilt-able ones. If some one has a site or book to recommend I'd appreciate it.
 

brantmacga

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Location
Georgia
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Electrical contractor
Can you tell me the room dimensions? Also, what is the low wall height and peak ceiling height ?


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LarryFine

Master Electrician Electric Contractor Richmond VA
Location
Henrico County, VA
Occupation
Electrical Contractor
The really-right way to do this is determine how many lumens per square foot you want, and then determine how many of what kind of light fixture it would take to provide it.

Beyond that, you have to take into account aesthetics and customer preferences, room or room section usage, etc. Better too much light than too little; you can always dim.

And, it's really hard to do this without being there, especially my second point. I have used only four 8" slope recessed lights in a large room, and ten 6" lights in a kitchen.
 

McLintock

Senior Member
Location
USA
Occupation
Electrician
Seams like in every house I do at lease one room as a pitched ceiling, I lay out some measurements, usually mark on the floor and laser up, and I have the GC tell me which is best

But go off the floor and laser up trying to measure off the ceiling you’ll be a little off, you also have to consider if the room gets a fan.


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