How many recessed lights do you need for your finished basement? That's what you're wondering. Right?
I thought about scouring the internet for that perfect illumination calculator that GE probably built. I'm sure it has some crazy complicated math that hinges on the light spectrum, what phase the moon is in and the color your eyes… but then I thought, "F" that.
I'm going to shoot a video of me, walking around my basement, showing you how many recessed lights I put in and where I put them and then I'm going to give you 5 awesome tips to help you finish your basement with recessed lighting.
Here's the video
The truth is that there is no universal basement lighting truth. Everybody has an opinion and to a degree they're all kind of right.
So please allow me to sprinkle some of my insights into your basement dreams and desires (in regards to lighting). These aren't the end all be all - these are just 5 rules of thumb to consider when designing your lighting. If you follow these, you'll be pretty happy with how things turn out. [Read more...]