How to Layout Recessed Lighting in Your Space

Jan / 25 / 2022

A light fixture installed into the hollow part of the ceiling is called recessed lighting. To make the most of what recessed lighting has to offer in terms of its functionality and design, it’s essential that the layout makes sense for your room. Finding the perfect recessed layout for your home or place of business is all about understanding how recessed lights work.

There are many different types of recessed led light fixtures, so it can be hard to know which one will work best for you. The perfect balance between form and function does involve a bit of research and some simple calculation.

How-to-Layout-Recessed-Lighting-in-Your-SpaceHow do you calculate how many recessed lights are needed?

Among the many things that make a home renovation or a new construction successful, lighting design is one of the most important aspects. Ideally, lighting should be both functional and stylish at the same time. But how do you install the correct number of lights you need in a space without disrupting the room’s overall feel? A general rule of thumb is to measure the height of the ceiling and divide it by two. If you plan on using strictly recessed lighting, it’s essential that the calculation for your space is correct.

Should recessed lights be wired in series or parallel?

The LED rating will determine if you can wire the lighting in series. Wiring in series reduces the voltage of each light. For example, if you have four lights rated for 12 volts, they will need to be wired in parallel to receive the full 12 volts. But, if you have four lights rated for 3 volts, you can wire them in series and connect them to a 12-volt source. Most recessed LED lighting combines a series-parallel circuit.

How far apart should recessed lights be placed?

The purpose of your installation will determine the distance between your recessed lights. For example, if you’re choosing lighting for a room in your home, the ideal distance calculation is simple and is the same as the one you would use to work out the number of lights you’ll need.

By dividing the total height of your ceiling in half, you get the amount of space you should leave between each light. For example, recessed lighting spacing for a 16-foot-high ceiling would be 8 feet between each light. This will provide good spacing for the overall illumination of the room.

How-far-apart-should-recessed-lights-be-placedWho manufactures elegant high performing recessed LED lighting? 

LF Illumination is your go-to manufacturer of an array of efficient and modern LED lighting systems and fixtures fit for a variety of commercial and industrial uses. We offer an extensive selection of different recessed LED slot lighting systems that will serve your specific needs.

We can also customize your choice of our slot lighting systems by choosing your own configuration and the type of fixtures and lights you want our experts to install. This is how we ensure your satisfaction with our solutions.

All our products have extended warranty periods that enable you to have absolute peace of mind when you make your purchase. If you’re unable to choose the lighting for you, you can rely on our customer support team to help you choose among some of our extensive selection. Reach out to us today and we will illuminate your commercial or industrial area.