Pot Lights on a Vaulted Ceiling
Want to add recessed lighting to your living space but not sure how to achieve the same amazing look as a flat ceiling? Sloped ceiling pot lights can be customized to fit the specific angles and layout of a room so you can have ample lighting to suit your needs. Pot lights in a vaulted ceiling can actually take advantage of the angles of your space and help you better fill dark areas and enhance overall lighting. Let’s take a look at how you can beautify your favourite room with vaulted ceiling pot lights.
Types Of LED Pot Lights For Sloped Ceilings
Choosing the right lights for your living space often depends on what kind of vaulted ceiling you have and the degree of the angles. The most popular choices for this type of ceiling include:
- Adjustable Recessed Light Fixtures – these lights pivot to allow you to angle them down so you can focus the light where you want it to go. These are the most cost-effective pot light options.
- Angle-Cut Recessed Light Fixtures – these lights are cut to be flush with the slope of your ceiling allowing you to direct light as you need it.
What Size Pot Lights For A Sloped Ceiling?
Choosing the right sized pot lights should be based on the scale of your room and the amount of ceiling you have available. Use 6-inch LED lights in a larger room, while 4-inch LED lights are more suitable for smaller rooms. Another great design option is to use the 4-inch lights no matter what size of room because they blend into the ceiling better than larger sizes.
How to Install Pot Lights on a Vaulted Ceiling
Pot Lights have become so popular because of the easy installation process paired with stunning visual results. But there are a few things to consider before you take on the challenge of installing pot lights in a vaulted ceiling yourself.
- Working Height – Remember a vaulted ceiling is much higher than a traditional ceiling. You will need ladders and scaffolding to do the job safely and correctly.
- Attic Access – Vaulted ceilings reduce the amount of space you can access from above as there is a very small gap between joists and the ceiling. This may require you to cut holes in the ceiling to run wiring and access switches.
- Insulation – It’s important to have a warm home, but this also presents challenges to pot light installation. Similar to limited attic access, you will likely be working directly below insulation which can make wiring more tricky.
- Wood Ceiling – Depending on your home’s construction, you may run up against wood boards that have been integrated into your ceiling.
Pot Lighting Placement For Sloped Ceilings
Pot lights should be placed with space usage in mind. There are three common design approaches to vaulted ceiling pot light installation.
- General Ambient – This layout is recommended for additional lighting and to improve visibility in a room.
- Task Lighting – This style of lighting is perfect for enhancing specific areas of your living space for work, reading or entertaining. Angle the lighting to get the perfect amount of light where you need it most.
- Accent Lighting – This can be a challenge with sloped ceilings as it can be difficult to direct lighting on areas such as art work. Your lighting expert will be able to provide the best solution for this type of lighting challenge.
Install Pot Lights in Vaulted Ceilings
Let the team at Mr. Potlight help you find the right lighting options for your vaulted ceiling. We can help you discover the benefits of pot lights and create a space that reflects your personality and design goals.