Recessed lighting with Ceiling Joist

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Old 07-21-18, 02:09 PM
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Recessed lighting with Ceiling Joist

We're adding recessed lighting in the kitchen and have discovered a ceiling joist where we wanted to place a light. I've attached a picture of it. The idea came up to use a flat panel LED light? One like this https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01ND1KCGP/.

Is it safe to install that directly under a ceiling joist? It might need a small notch cut out of the joist. Would that be safe?

Has anyone put flat panel LED lights in their kitchen? How's the light coverage and how do they look?
 
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Old 07-21-18, 03:46 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

Are you sure that is a ceiling joist. It's not running parallel to either wall. It may be a roof rafter.
 
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Old 07-21-18, 08:30 PM
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I have used those LED lights with good results. Brightness was similar to an incandescent of similar size. I do not recall exactly how thin they are but I purchased mine from the big orange store. You may want to check them out in person before buying them.
 
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After a closer look. It looks like may be a roof rafter. Any suggestions on a solution?
 
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I wouldn't cut or notch it. Move the light or use on of those shallow LED types.
 
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