Sep 042013

You may have come across our most popular blog post of all time: “How To Layout Recessed Lighting in 4 Easy Steps.” It gives readers step-by-step instructions about how to create an ideal lighting scheme in any room by adding recessed cans. Recently, we were racking our brains about how to bring that information to you in an even more accessible way…

Then inspiration struck!

We’ll make an infographic about it. The business of mapping out your lights is so visual anyway, of course a solid visual aid would come in handy. Wouldn’t it be better if readers could see how to sketch out their rooms? If they could visualize how to space out their fixtures? Or observe different lighting configurations?

We thought so.

If you’re still in the dark about how to plan your recessed lights, get ready to learn. This infographic will teach you:

  • Where your lights should go on the ceiling.
  • How to create a focal point, or an even distribution of light.
  • The amount of space that should go between each light.
  • How to avoid unwanted, ugly shadows.

Recessed Lighting Layout Final Heres How To Map Out Your Recessed Lights (An Infographic)

Did you find this infographic helpful? You can share it on your own website or blog, just use this embed code:

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<br><br> <strong>How to Layout Recessed Lighting in 4 Simple Steps</strong> created by <a href=””>Pegasus Lighting</a>.


Annie JoseyAnnie was the E-Commerce Marketing Specialist at Pegasus Lighting from June 2012 to October 2013. She has a background in English literature, and loves using language to help illuminate the world. So covering lighting news and tips naturally fit her interests. In her personal time she enjoys painting, biking, and reading.

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 Posted by on September 4, 2013 at 10:17 am
  • http://google steve durso

    How far from the cabinets should you install ceiling cans ?

  • Jacob Swiger


    Our suggestion is to place the cans 3 feet from walls. This should give enough space so that cabinets are not cutting off task lighting for counter-tops.

  • Alan H

    When lights are above seating area (sofa) should they be directly above searing, slightly behind or slightly in front?

    • Jacob Swiger

      My suggestion is slightly behind, maybe a foot or two. If you put them slightly in front there is a potential for glare when looking toward a TV, for example. If you put them directly above, some light sources, e.g. PAR light bulbs, could be too intense or harsh for task lighting.

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