I have an old farm house that I am remodeling and I have a high traffic hallway leading to all the bedrooms. The hallway is 4 feet in width and approximately 20 feet long. I think I would like to place recessed lighting in the hallway to prevent a low hanging fixture, however, I do not know how well this will work, what type of recessed lighting would work best, and if I would create enough light for a hallway, how far to space the lights, . Do you have any suggestions???
For that installation where the lights may extend into insulation and attic space, the 'IC' (in contact with insulation) and 'Air Tight' will be best. The air tight will not allow heated/cooled air from your room/hallway to escape up into the attic and the IC will allow you to place insulation in direct contact with the fixture.
This is a little different, but why don't you put three sconces down the hallway and bounce light off the ceiling. Downlighting leaves the ceiling dark, and with a 7 foot ceiling, it may appear confining. Bouncing light off the ceiling will make the hall appear larger, if not brighter.