Having recessed lighting is one of the most commonly used when you are designing and adding values to your kitchen, living room, or any other parts of your own house. When you are using this recessed lighting fixture, it is better for you to be familiar with some guidelines that you can use to have a better solution for your preferred results.
1) Floor space area, which gives many people reasonable doubts to decide how many fixtures that they will need to add in their rooms. A good baseline for this is that most of these recessed lights will cover the length of the same distance as your height, if measured from the floor to the ceiling where it is installed.
When you already know this, you can combine the possibilities of the placements with a better orientation to mix it with your task and accent oriented lights. These are quite different from the general diffuse lights, which has to be taken into consideration when you are making the design.
2) Sloped ceilings, which can be a big and confusing problem for many people. But there are several solutions to be applied with these to avoid these troubles. Architects or lighting specialists, for example, may ignore these sloped ceilings completely by just adding a light box or soffit to the room which has this kind of a problem.
There is a downside on this, though. You might lose that unique characteristic that your house possesses by just adding this light box or soffit. Another alternative is to have pendants or hang light fixtures to fit well with these sloped ceilings without losing the characteristics of your house.
3) Task and accent oriented lights: task oriented lights should be always placed between you and the object that you will be working on. On a kitchen for instance, a good guideline is to try to place your recessed lighting over the edge of the counter.
You will be sure that there are no cast shadows that stand in the middle of whatever you are working on by placing these lamps on the right position. In addition, you may also find no back light casting glares as well when you are working.
After you have read all of these small guidelines, you will have a better solution in designing your recessed light fixtures, as well as making the most out of them. You can also choose an option of hiring a professional to help you with these lighting placements, such as an architect or a lighting specialist in your area. You might have to spend extra money on this, but the result will be quite exceptional and satisfying for you.