no plans -- why start a project without plans
25" from the wall to the inside of the light. This will bring the shadow line of the upper cabinets to the back of the counter at the wall. Based on an 8' ceiling.
I'm thinking 24" off the wall to the center of a 6" can? Is that pretty standard? Thanks
Because you need the light on the work space.If the kitchen is wide then why put the lights so close to the cabinets and leave the center of the room dark?
I would never try to light a countertop with UC lights. UC lights alone are not nearly enough. If you need more light in the center of a bigger kitchen, add more cans.I would never try to light a countertop with recessed cans in the ceiling. Use those to light the floor. Use under-cab lights for the c'top.
they installed the lighting for practicle purpose, I like cosmetic appearance more.
20 to 24 is standard. You want the light shining right down on the workspace.
Watch out for crown moulding and deep cabinets (corner/oven/refer)
If your cabinets go all the way to the ceiling with no crown, the doors may come awfully close to the trim rings. I have missed them by 1/16" with some Ikea cabinets.
Because you need the light on the work space.
I would never try to light a countertop with UC lights. UC lights alone are not nearly enough. If you need more light in the center of a bigger kitchen, add more cans.
I have been using Counter Attacks halogen/zenon. They throw a lot of light but it is coming from 10" out from the wall, 20" above the top and I am working at about 20" from the wall.
There are 2 schools of thought on lighting design.
Some of my customers seem to think they will look up at the ceiling. For them, I will line everything up as proportionally as I can. For those who ask me to do what's best, I will put the light where it's needed. In an ideal world, the two methods will coincide.
Of course I have plans, I'm a cabinet maker not an electrician, I made plans for the cabinets.
The room is 11' x 15' with a 90" ceiling height, so I think if they are too far off the wall they will be too close to the middle of the room.
The upper cabinets end 6" below the ceiling, then there is a small soffit, and finally the crown tight to the ceiling, so there should be no interference between the doors and light trims.