Any lighting designers?


Old 12-06-11, 08:19 AM
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Any lighting designers?


I have a living room that is 14 by 24 or 336 square ft and I am having trouble figuring out how to use recessed lights. I would like to use about 6-8 4 inch low voltage MR16's for general purpose lighting - I have a friend who did it and it looks great. Any comments? I would be more than happy to forward to someone a sketch of my living room if you are willing to help - Thanks!!!

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Old 12-06-11, 09:44 AM
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anyone?? should I stay away from 4 inch mr16s? I like the look but most posts claim to only use them as accent lights. Thanks.
Old 12-06-11, 10:33 AM
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It's only been 1 1/2 hrs...most people have jobs they need to attend to. Check back in the evening.
Old 12-06-11, 02:55 PM
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Although I am not a big fan of low voltage Mr16's (cost) and where do you put the transformer, It would be up to you. 4" line voltage cans give off good lighting. I just finished a basement where the customer wanted his lighting 1' off the wall around the perimeter, and that's all. I questioned it, but did it anyway, since the customer was always right. Looked good. Had wall wash that really looked good. The main part of the room was entertainment area, anyway, so down lighting wasn't really needed.
Is your ceiling in place, or open? Will you sheetrock or drop ceiling?
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Old 12-07-11, 07:14 AM
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I think the 4" recessed make a better accent light than a source of general lighting. For general lighting I prefer a larger recessed like a 6".

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