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Number of recessed lights in small bathroom

2 months ago

We are renovating our main bathroom which is about 5' x 8'. The door opens in on the short side, and we have a 30" vanity, toilet, then bathtub/shower. We are planning on a medicine cabinet with led lights in it instead of a light fixture over the vanity, and using recessed lights for the main lighting. I am not sure how many lights we need. Our contractor thinks 2 4" cans will be sufficient, but I have seen diagrams online where there are 6 4" lights (2 over tub, 1 over toilet, 1 over space in front of toilet, and 2 very close to each other over vanity). Are 2 lights sufficient for the space or do we need more? I want to be sure we have plenty of light in the space.

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