I have read many threads on this subject, but no one (that I can find) has touched on this topic. A lot of light topics but what is the lighting really like? I'm curently in the process of updating a room that has been setup for entertainment by the previous owner. The room is 12'x18' and currently has no lights except a floor and table lamp. The room is painted a dark maroon color with is actually pretty nice. This room is used for watching tv, movies, reading, etc. It's basically an entertainment room (allabit small) but good enough for us. I am considering placing 8-4" recessed eyeball lights with dimmer switches that would control 2 lights per switch from home depot. These light are basically lights that call be rotated or positioned to fit various functions. They take up to 50W halogen lights. The lights will be installed by me but wiring done by someone that can do it. I am thinking that the placement will be 4 feet from sides across the width and every 4.5 feet legthwise. So, My questions are: 1) Will this be enough light? I don't want a room that looks like the sun sitting in it, but I also don't want to have to grab a flashlight to look for something I dropped on the floor. 2) If not bright enough, what do people recommend? 3) should I get 5" lights and have only 6 not 8? 4) Would stationary lights with covers be better then the more direct light of the eyeball lights? 5) Does the lighting placement/positioning sound ok? I know there there are a million configurations and everyone's tastes are different, but for those of you who have recessed lights are you happy with them? If not what would you do different? Thanks in advance for all the input.