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My room is 17 x 20 and on the end with the racks and screen I want to use receccess lighting to wash the wall with light. I was either planning on 9 lights or 7 in the following configuration. I know I want the front lights ~ 3 ft apart but how far from the screen wall do I want them?


Wall

3.5ft

O O O

5ft

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5ft

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3.5ft

Wall


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Wall

6"

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3'000000

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5'

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5'

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3.5'

Wall


So the question is how far away from the screen wall are you putting your lights to wash the screen? I know I probably want them three ft apart just not sure how far away from the screen wall.


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Here is a pretty detailed on-line layout guide from one of the manufactures of recessed lighting.

http://www.lithonia.com/ResidentialL...ayoutGuide.pdf


For wall wash they say 3 ft, for wall graze they say 9 inches.


Also food for thought. I discovered this when planning lights for an "art studio". If you want even light distribution in a room at floor level. The cans on the perimeter should be about 1/2 the distance from the wall as they are spaced apart. This avoids relatively darker areas around the perimeter.
 
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