I have a lake home that has a very small bedroom we are remodeling. Because of the room size the bed actually is located in one corner of the room. Currently have purchased four 4 inch recessed lights. As you might guess there is a recessed light right over the top of the bed close to the Head. Wondering if I should just use three lights in each of the other corners or would I be smart to try to use a wall washer or eyeball in the can over the bed? We do have a table lamp next to the bed so it's not like we would be without reading light. Other three cans I roughly 30in off each corner

  • why use overhead lighting at all? ..... indirect lighting is much more pleasant in a bedroom
    – jsotola
    Apr 16, 2019 at 2:42
  • @jsotola 100% disagree. Apr 16, 2019 at 5:56
  • @Sickest, interesting .... i did not think that anyone would like an overhead glare in a bedroom .... i am soooo wrong .... lol
    – jsotola
    Apr 17, 2019 at 1:07

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Put a dimmer on the room and put a lower wattage over the bed if it is bothering you. Trying out a few bulbs with a dimmer you should be able to find something that dims pretty low compared to the others. I would not be moving electrical and lights based on current room configuration unless you are going to be there a long long time.

  • Agreed, it makes zero sense not to install a dimmer switch + dimmable LEDS with recessed lighting, that way you can control how much light you want in the room. I would use all 4 units, not 3. And if you want to go the extra mile, get bulbs that can be control from your phone. Apr 16, 2019 at 5:59

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