We received a question on Twitter recently about how to layout recessed lighting and I realized we don’t have any blog posts on that topic!
If you’re using recessed lights (aka cans, high hats, pot lights, or downlights) to provide the general lighting in a room, follow these tips to create the ideal level of brightness:
1. Ready your sketchbook.
Use a blueprint of the room to pencil in exactly where you want the recessed lights to go. Before you start, take measurements of any furniture in the room and create paper shapes that are correctly scaled for the blueprint. This way, you’ll be able to see where the light will fall.