Proper spacing for recessed lights is a great way to maximize the amount of light in your home. With a wide range of lights (e.g., high hats, down-lights, cans, and pot lights) to choose from, you can easily illuminate any space. Here are a few tips on how to ensure recessed lights are used in the right space.
How to Space Recessed Lights
Create a simple blueprint. The first step in properly spacing recessed lights is to create a blueprint of each room. Identifying the height and length of furniture is a good way to determine the best location. This extra level of preparation will ensure you are satisfied with the final placement.
Identify your focal points. Recessed lights are a popular way to highlight a particular area of your home. For example, gaining extra lighting is beneficial above your sink or stove-top. Similarly, you may also benefit from additional lighting over a specific area in your living room or near the fireplace.
Reduce shadows. Failure to properly space your lights from the wall will create shadows. Typically, it is a good idea to always place recessed lighting at least three feet away from the wall. This simple tip is a great way to make your room feel bigger and much brighter.
Use the ceiling height rule. One of the easiest ways to properly space recessed lights is to divide the ceiling height by two. For example, you will want only 5 feet of space in between each fixture on a ten-foot ceiling. However, this rule is only a baseline, as you may need to make changes to find an optimal amount of brightness in your room.
Contact an Ellicott City Electrician
Tim Kyle Electric specializes in installing recessed lights for customers throughout the Baltimore area. Our number one goal is to ensure each client is satisfied with the installation process. Looking for an Ellicott City electrician? Give us a call today to learn more about our services.