I'm just starting the electrical on my basement re-model... I have chosen 6" recessed lights for my family room and office areas. The cans will be about 5-6 feet apart.. the ceilings are 8 feet high.
In the 17x19 family room, I have 3 rows of 3 cans (9 total) with one extra over a small countertop/bar area. The office is about 14x16 and will have 5 total cans. I'm thinking 65-75w incandescant floods are the most cost effective way to go...
My dilemma seems to be what size bulbs to use, BR30 floods or BR40 size floods... The size will determine which trim I buy... If I buy the BR40 rated trim, the BR30 bulbs will look stupid in them since I can then see around the bulb into the can... If I buy the BR30 rated trims, I can't safely use a BR40 size bulb?
Any idea which size bulb would be better used in a basement application the BR30 or BR40? Is it just personal preference? Any one know what the more standardized size would be for basement can lights? Once I decide on a bulb type, I can decide on the trim I need...
Any comments appreciated!