Achieve better lighting by avoiding these common mistakes.
There are three basic questions to answer when designing a lighting layout, says Phil Richards, senior instructor for lighting manufacturer Juno Lighting Group:
• How much light do I need?
• What do I want to illuminate?
• What quality of light do I need—warm, cool, or neutral?
Wood—including cabinets, bookcases, and architectural details—looks best with warm-toned lighting. Crystal or glass should have cooler tones.
General layout guidelines suggest positioning cans 2 to 4 feet off the outside walls and dividing cans around the room evenly while leaving at least 2 feet between each fixture. These guidelines are a suggestion, and aren’t necessarily ideal for everyone.
Place kitchen ceiling cans 24 to 26 inches out from the wall, so the beam’s center is at the edge of the counter, not on the floor behind the cook’s back. With cans placed closer to the upper cabinets, not only is there more direct task light on the counter, but there’s less need for cans in the walkways because light bouncing from the work surfaces will be more than enough.
See the entire article at: Recessed Lighting Best Practices. Call Ray Floyd at Re-Builders, Inc. to help you with your home’s lighting and remodeling today.