I have a path hugging the front of the house, and I'm trying to decide on the best way to light it. The path is concrete, sloped and includes two minor flights of stairs (as indicated in red below).
- As an experiment, I tried putting a spot where the last light was positioned (as indicated by 'A'), but the angle was blinding to anyone coming up the path, and both the stairs were cast into darkness.
- I've considered low wall mounted lights, but wiring would be impossible and I don't want to make holes in the brickwork.
- I've considered low voltage bollards and underground wiring on the far side of the path, but that would be very expensive, and there is no convenient exit point to run wires out of the house.
Now I'm thinking the best (and cleanest looking) approach would be recessed cans in the eaves. The eaves are large, and I can run all the wiring through the ceiling cavity. What are my chances of getting away with just three recessed fittings ('B')? It needs to be something that wont set fire to the wooden soffit.