Dining Room Design

How to design recessed dining lighting

Designing recessed lighting for a room requires a close look at how work environment and the type of lighting you want to accomplish with your combination of lights. Most kitchens have a central chandelier as the main light source. The task lighting is used to highlight artwork or the top of a dresser, curtains or other items. The Recessed ceiling lights can shine light down to give directly or can be placed at an angle to highlight special features. This makes them an excellent choice for a dining room lighting.


Measure the dimensions of your room. Transferring the measurements to graph paper 1/4 inch (0.63 cm). Be sure to include the location of windows, doors, niches, fireplaces, closets, columns, and any other characteristic. Recessed lights must always have a purpose in the room, such as task lighting, wall lighting, accent or decorate. They are always going to contribute to general lighting.


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Please note the ceiling height and the location of any central lamp (as one or more chandeliers). Each lamp projects a light range. The manufacturer of light can provide the amount or radius of the light that your accessory will provide based on the height of the room. Use a template circle to indicate the main bright area existing lights.
Design your recessed lights into two groups. The first group of lights will shine directly on the table surface. Overall, four recessed lights illuminate a table for 8 people if there is no central light apparatus. Keeping your recessed lights on a separate circuit will give a secondary form of light the room. The four recessed lights should be in the approximate corners of the table.

Design a second row of recessed for small lamps that are directional. These lights should highlight artwork, curtains, or characteristics of the room. They can also illuminate a dresser or other furniture in larger rooms. You may want to have this second row of lights over a circuit to allow the use of two or three at a time instead of all lights. This second line should be placed near the walls and objects that are illuminating. Optimal distance based on the recommendations of the manufacturer of the lamp for better illumination of your subject. In general, the outer ring want the lamps are at the same distance from the wall, although the distance between the light varies from individual lights.

Choose a switch for each light or smart light panel that lets you control the amount of lighting and accessories that will be illuminated at any time or event. Large rooms with many options may require a computerized panel to run the system. This panel can be linked to other machined features as hidden bars, mobile curtains and control of heating and air conditioning.