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How to measure the distance between ceiling lights?

While designing a home, owners often wonder how to measure the distance between false ceiling lights. As a rule of thumb, you should position your recessed lights about 2 feet away from the walls onto your ceilings. Also, while placing lights, you should try to avoid creating any shadows. The location of recessed lighting in the ceiling is determined using this formula along with the number of lights, the layout, and the size of the space. Experts suggest dividing your false ceiling height by 2 gives you the space needed between each light. For example, if your false ceiling is approximately 8 feet in height, the space between the lights should be 4 feet.

 

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Ideal distance between false ceiling lights

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For detailed information, read our ultimate guide to false ceiling lighting here!

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