Recessed Lighting Layout Guide

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To add recessed lighting to a room or an area of your home, you need to decide on the suitable recessed lighting layout. Recessed lighting layout should be based on the concept of lighting layering. There are three main lighting layers that represent three different needs for lighting in an area or a room, these lighting layers are General, Task, and Accent Lighting.

Recessed Lighting Layout

Recessed Lighting Spacing - Distance between the lights

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Recessed lighting spacing is an important step when planning recessed lighting. After calculating how many recessed lights you need and settle down on the suitable recessed lighting layout. Now it is the time to correctly space recessed lights to eliminate brighter spots and dark areas. The right recessed lighting spacing enhances the lighting distribution in a room or space and improves the final view of the ceiling.

General Recessed Lighting Spacing

Kitchen Recessed Lighting Layout, Spacing and Placement

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Recessed lighting became a popular lighting source for kitchens in most new homes. Kitchen recessed lighting offers sleek and minimalist appearance, besides it is ideal for kitchen lighting requirements. Choosing the ideal kitchen recessed lighting layout improves the function level of any kitchen and helps kitchen tasks done comfortably.

Kitchen Recessed Lighting layout

Color Temperature Chart - Pick Every Room Right Color

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Every room in your home has a different nature according to the tasks and activities that take place in a specific room. The color temperature chart can help you improve your lighting choices to make every room in your home ready to be used for its purposes, especially with the variety of LED lighting color temperatures available in the market.
color temperature chart

Bedroom Recessed Lighting Layout

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Recessed lighting is a modern lighting option, which looks nice when used to light the bedrooms in modern homes. Here we are going to give you some principles and ideas to get the right bedroom recessed lighting layout and to know how to layer recessed lighting with other lighting sources.

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Living Room Recessed Lighting Layout

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Recessed lighting is recommended for the living room in modern homes. The living room is the room where the family spends most of the time and is related to many activities such as watching TV, playing and conversations. Recessed lighting has the ability to provide a clean, modern look when installed in the living room ceiling. It hides within the ceiling except the trim, which can enhance the room  decor  if well chosen. A well-recessed lighting layout planning can make the living room more comfortable.

living room Recessed Lighting Layout

Where to Place Recessed Lighting?

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Unlike the other lighting options recessed lighting fixtures have the advantage to hide within the ceiling giving a modern, clean look for the room, but where to place recessed lights? Here we discuss where to use recessed lighting in your home.

where to place recessed lighting

Recessed Lighting Layout in Modern Homes

Recessed Lighting Placement

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Recessed lighting placement plays an important role to get an effective recessed lighting design. To correctly place recessed lights you should follow the recessed lighting spacing formula which simply says the space between can lights and the wall should be half the calculated distance between can lights. Let’s go to calculate the placement for general, task, accent lighting layers and tell you some useful tips for wall wash lighting. Recessed lighting placement calculations done after calculating how many recessed lights in the area or surface need, decide on a recessed lighting layout to know the number of recessed lights in each row of lights.