JC> I need some help/advice for installing general (not task) can lamps in a
JC> kitchen ceiling.
JC> This installation will be in the work, not eating area. They are 4",
JC> non-directional cans that will be above a U-shaped counter/work area. The
JC> dimensions of the U are 10' on the legs and 8' for the bottom of the U.
JC> The entire work area has upper cabinets above it as well. I don't feel the
JC> need for a central light in the middle of the U as the penumbras of the
JC> installed lights should be adequate, I think, for lighting this less-used
JC> space (no island). However, I would like to have good, relatively
JC> shadow-free lighting on the countertops.
JC> The countertops are a standard 24" deep and the upper cabinets are a
JC> standard 12" deep.
JC> How far back (or forward) of the countertop edge should these lights be
As Mark said, wire up one or two and test placement before installing.
Might be a good idea to have a second person standing as if doing
tasks: in front of the cooktop, at the sink, etc., to see how the
shadows fall. I know you indicated these lights were not for task
lighting but since you have a choice of light placement may as well
not have these drawbacks.
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