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Cree LR6 in a 7' kitchen ceiling - anyone with experience?

14 years ago

I posted this as a followup question in the lighting forum but have not gotten any responses. I thought that I was set on using the Cree LR6 recessed lights in our kitchen (10' by 12' with a 7' ceiling). However, we visited a local lighting store (that consistently wins 'Best of Boston') and the lighting designer there strongly discouraged 6" cans given the height of our ceilings. She said the cans would look like 'big holes in the ceiling' and draw too much attention.

The cost difference between the Cree LR6 and their 4" and 5" versions is prohibitively large. If 6" is too large an opening, will likely have to change the plan to 5" halogen cans with the hope of replacing them in a few years time. Hoping someone out there with 7' ceilings can comment on having used these lights in that environment.



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