cove lighting

Old 03-29-04, 09:28 PM
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Question cove lighting

Hi there! Just finishing our lower level...above the bar area, the ceiling is bumped up 8 inches.(bump up area is 5'x9'). Cove molding is attached around the perimeter, creating a recess for accent lighting. (attached to bottom of 8" vertical sides). The entire bump up is finished in wood(sides, top, trim) to match cabinets with a ceiling fixture in the center.
Problem: Just tried 1/2" rope light...recesses perfectly into the cove molding, but too much glare onto the wood ceiling....every little light in the rope is reflected onto the ceiling. Any way to filter this? Is there something other than rope light?
Hope someone has some idea!
Old 04-02-04, 05:39 AM
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Go to a theater supply company and ask about lighting gels. There are many hundreds to choose from. They can give you samples to try. It comes in plastic sheets and easy to cut. This should cut out the glare.
Old 04-02-04, 07:15 AM
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Go to the home center and buy replacement lens material for a flour fixture. Cut this to lay ontop of the rope lights. The job of the flour fixture lens is to distribute the light of the flour tube lamp so that it is even and you can't differentiate where the actual bulb is.

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