Can Lights

shortys7777

Burning Hunk
Nov 15, 2017
234
Smithfield, RI
Bumping this up. Cabinets have been ordered and I bought 4 inch LED low profile lights. I am attaching 2 pictures of the area. Any input on where to place them would be great. I'd rather have to many and put them on a dimmer then dark spots. There will be a light over the sink and on the island (wife hasn't decided that yet) I am going to run some low voltage under cabinet lighting. 20200407_092847.jpg 20200407_092839.jpg
 

AlbergSteve

Minister of Fire
Dec 11, 2017
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That island is almost 10 feet long, it needs three pendants to properly light it.
 

AlbergSteve

Minister of Fire
Dec 11, 2017
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This island is 10'6'' long. Lighting is Par16, 3000k 40 degree flood, 500 lumen LED.​
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If you put a light centered on the fridge, make sure it's a few inches in front of the face of the fridge(if it's not a counter depth fridge), not the upper cabinet - otherwise it will cast a short dark shadow in front of the fridge.​
 
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shortys7777

Burning Hunk
Nov 15, 2017
234
Smithfield, RI
Good to know. I'm still trying to decide to put a light in front of the fridge and stove or space everything evenly on the ceiling then have under cabinet lights, sink light, and island hanging lights. I'm seeing all kinds of different lay outs when I browse the web.
 

begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
82,437
South Puget Sound, WA
how big is kitchen? layout or pics would be helpful.
Our kitchen is about 10 x 15' U shaped, 114" ceiling. The can lights are 32" apart, every other joist bay. These are old school cans with FEIT, 60w LED retrofits (3200K). The lighting is quite good. My wife has very poor low light vision and this works well for her. The hanging light is also LED and is usually off when the can lights are on. We use that for general lighting. There used to be a circular fluorescent there.

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shortys7777

Burning Hunk
Nov 15, 2017
234
Smithfield, RI
Begreen. How far out are the ones over your cabinet? Any issues with shadows? I was doing some calculations and may put 8 in. 2 rows of 4. Just concerned with the counter shadows. Some of the prep will happen on the island. Not worried about that spot.
 

begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
82,437
South Puget Sound, WA
The lights are 21" in front of the cabinets. This casts about a 5" deep shadow. We have no need for under the cabinet lighting. There is 17" between the cabinet top and the ceiling. If your ceiling is lower then at that spacing the shadow would even be less.
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fbelec

Minister of Fire
Nov 23, 2005
2,696
Massachusetts
and don't forget when you are working on the counter you are working in front of you and not up against the wall