Kitchen Light Spacing Best Practices, How to Properly Space Ceiling Lights

Kitchen Light Spacing Best Practices, How to Properly Space Ceiling Lights

Kitchen Light Spacing Best Practices, kitchen lighting tips
In this DIY video, we cover concepts of Kitchen lighting design ideas, can light spacing, proper placement of recessed lighting in kitchens. Follow our kitchen lighting tips in your kitchen design. Maybe you never considered kitchen recessed lighting spacing, but you should be asking what is the proper placement of recessed lighting in kitchens?

✅ Lithonia LED wafer lights we used for this kitchen lighting project:
✅ Klein Tools 53731 Adjustable Hole Saw cut ceiling holes for the LED wafer lights:

The LED wafer lights we used are Lithonia Lighting WF4 LED 30K MW M6 9.6W Ultra Thin 4″ Dimmable LED Recessed Ceiling Light.

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You don’t just throw a few kitchen lights up on the kitchen ceiling

We’ll show you sample kitchen lighting design, recessed lighting, and how we decide the proper placement of recessed lighting in kitchens. Our kitchen lighting tips here are better than the eHow video on this kitchen lighting design topic.

Kitchen lighting layout for our recessed lighting project

For this kitchen lighting remodel, we have a 1 1/2″ crawl space when we raised the kitchen ceiling, so this kitchen lighting remodel needed something different from standard recessed lighting layout. This is kitchen lighting design at its finest.

Kitchen lighting remodel involves new LED wafer lights

We needed new kitchen light ideas for this project so one idea we had in this kitchen lighting remodel was LED wafer lights. These LED wafer lights look similar to standard kitchen lighting involving traditional recessed lighting layouts.

Instead, this newer type of LED kitchen lighting consists of a surface mount LED wafer disk connected to a small square can. You no longer use kitchen recessed lighting cans, saving you the requirements of a lot of space over your kitchen ceiling, plus the cost of the can and installation.

So how does your recessed lighting layout get affected by the new LED lighting from LED wafer lights? What is the new required can light spacing from the wall for your kitchen lights?

It turns out that kitchen light spacing is the same whether you used recessed lighting cans or newer LED kitchen lighting wafer lights. Your kitchen lighting layout will be no different.

Kitchen lights and recessed lighting layout

We feel that for your kitchen lighting design, the can light spacing from walls should be about 36″, from the wall, so that the can light spacing will be 24″ inn front of the 12″ deep cabinet.

As you’ll see in our video with actual houses that have poor kitchen lighting designs, and poor kitchen light spacing, if the can light spacing is too close to the top of the kitchen cabinets, you will have harsh shadows below on the kitchen counter, and your kitchen counters will be dark underneath the cabinets.

Few builders know about proper can light spacing from walls, frustrating homeowners who live with poor kitchen lighting. Heed our kitchen lighting tips.

Remember with the above LED wafer Lights, there are no more giant recessed lighting cans to buy when installing your new LED kitchen lighting, but you do still have to design your can light spacing from the walls.

We hope you found our kitchen lighting ideas useful, and now you’ll be an expert on LED kitchen lighting design, and now you’ll be able to give kitchen lighting tips to your friends.

Other videos that cover proper placement of LED kitchen recessed lights, and under cabinet kitchen lighting designs:

Be sure to also check out House & Home channel, they have a good video with kitchen lighting layout tips, that covers under cabinet lighting, task lighting, and spacing of recessed lighting layouts, with kitchen recessed lighting spacing.

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