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halogen lights

how far apart do you place halogen recessed lights in the kitchen? My kitchen is 12 by 14 feet. On the one side it is 9 feet with double wall ovens, 12 inch counter top, cook top then counter space.The 12 foot section across the end has counters then a double sink then counter tops. The other side has counter tops along the wall to the refrig. Taking up the other 5 feet along each wall is a 32 inch door, then ceiling to floor cabinets across the back wall. There are 6 cabinets each 24 inches wide. The end of the kitchen is a u shape. I am placing the halogen lights from the wall ovens around the kitchen to the refrig. I don't know how far apart to place them.

sparky1
Re: halogen lights

the manufacture should have a standard how far apart its recomeneded. something like the height compared to distance. it also would depend on how bright you want it, are you putting undercabnet lights in??

ZZZ
Re: halogen lights

Are you sure you don't mean Halo? Halogen is almost extinct due to its high heat output and low efficiency. The method to determine the correct spacing to acheive the effects you desire is done with the Photometric charts for the specific fixtures. It is a complicated process, but usually if you contact the manufacturer's Rep and email them a floorplan, ceiling height, and the fixture and lamp information, they will do it for you. If you have Chinese fixtures you are out of luck, and will need to experiment with them.

Ernie_Fergler
Re: halogen lights
ZZZ wrote:

Are you sure you don't mean Halo? Halogen is almost extinct due to its high heat output and low efficiency. The method to determine the correct spacing to acheive the effects you desire is done with the Photometric charts for the specific fixtures. It is a complicated process, but usually if you contact the manufacturer's Rep and email them a floorplan, ceiling height, and the fixture and lamp information, they will do it for you. If you have Chinese fixtures you are out of luck, and will need to experiment with them.

Halo, is a recess light manufacturer, correct?
Halogen lites will burn the top of your dome if follicle challenged, for sure...
Or do what the rest of the would will be doing soon, learning Chinese !!!:eek:

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