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How far apart do you put recessed lighting?

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Spacing for recessed lighting varies according to space and need, but a standard rule is to place 4-inch fixtures a minimum of 4 feet apart and 6-inch fixtures approximately 6 feet apart. When using recessed lights to highlight objects such as paintings or photographs, place the fixtures from 12 to 18 inches in front of the object.

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Choose adjustable recessed lights to control the direction of the beam, and opt for recessed reflectors for maximum light coverage in a room. Check local building codes for potential permit requirements when installing or updating recessed lighting. Hire a qualified electrician if the job requires special wiring, bulbs, housings or transformers.

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