PostHeaderIcon How to Layout Recessed Lighting

Recessed lighting needs to be laid out in a very specific way depending upon various factors. These include the size of the cans or hats, the beam angle, the purpose for which the room is to be used, the rating of the bulb used and the intensity of lighting required.

Another factor that needs to be kept in mind is the circle of light. The light is most intense at the centre and the intensity reduces as you move outwards. This factor combined with the work plane, which is located at a height of about 30 inches from the floor, determines the basic layout of recessed lighting.

The pattern of the light can also be varied by changing the finish trim. Wall washers are a popular example of creating half cones which are used to highlight a wall or a fireplace. Pin spot trims are used for focusing on objects.

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