Wall Wash Recessed Lighting Layout

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Lighting walls can make The wall appears bright and draws attention to the architectural details, fireplaces, wall hangings, and more. By emphasizing the architecture, the lighting makes the room appear larger, Since emphasizing the vertical surfaces tends to create a visual expansion effect. Wall washing minimizes the wall texture due to the even light distribution, hiding any imperfections by eliminating their shadows. It’s an easy way to create a dramatic effect in almost any room.

wall wash recessed lighting layout


Wall washer recessed lighting layout aim to ensure lighting a wall uniformly in a smooth graded wash, since wall washing is done properly by spreading the light out evenly over the surface using a special wall wash trim. Creating a very soft, pleasing highlight to the eye.
Wall washers are special downlights that direct light up to the top of the wall.

Wall Washer Recessed Lighting spacing guidelines

When you attempt to design the recessed lighting layout, wall washing fixtures should be mounted at a specific distance from the wall to ensure a smooth graded wash, so focus the light on the wall at a wide angle. By moving the fixture closer or farther away from the wall, you can adjust the angle of  the fallen light.

First, you should get the distance between the wall and your recessed light on the ceiling, then you get the distance between each recessed light. You have to make the distance between lights equal to the distance between the wall and the lights. That distance depends on your ceiling height, equal to 0.33 of your ceiling height.

It is preferred to use awall wash recessed lighting trim, which have a directional reflector that focus the light only toward the wall. Some wall washing trims have are adjustable so you can control the light output even more closely and make it simple if you have a sloped ceiling. Don’t  mount  wall washers near doors where they can glare into the eyes of people entering the room.

Wall washing is different from wall grazing, wall grazing provides dramatic light that reveals the texture of a brick, stone, or stucco. Wall grazing is similar to wall washing in practice, but the fixtures are located closer to the wall. In this technique you focus the light on the wall or the target at a narrow angle, to produce shadowing that reveals texture. You can control the shadowing by adjusting the light angle.

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