+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    1

    Angry Kitchen Lighting Layout - HELP!

    I'm trying to plan my kitchen layout for lighting and am getting overwhelmed. The kitchen is an eat in style and 13' x 14' with 7' ceilings. The kitchen is gutted, and we are putting in recessed lighting. We are putting 5" cans along the counter line (25" on center spaced 4' apart.) 2 pendant lights over the sink in front of a double window. Those are each on their own switches and on dimmers. We will also have under cabinet lighting as well. As far as general lighting, how many cans should we install? We read they should be spaced 4' apart. Is that the case for general lighting in the room? We have put them in a staggered pattern and have come up with 9 cans. Is that too many?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    6,741

    Default Re: Kitchen Lighting Layout - HELP!

    9 is not too many, IMO.

    Suggestions: - bring an additional 20A circuit to countertop small appliances.
    - the GD and DW should be on dedicated circuits.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Columbiana, Alabama
    Posts
    738

    Default Re: Kitchen Lighting Layout - HELP!

    Quote Originally Posted by dj1 View Post
    9 is not too many, IMO.

    Suggestions: - bring an additional 20A circuit to countertop small appliances.
    - the GD and DW should be on dedicated circuits.
    Ditto that DJ1. Although not yet Code, if the DW is used to dry it can used an large amount of power.
    Good Luck from Columbiana, Alabama
    Maurice Turgeon, Hidden Content

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •