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Telescopist 11-12-2013 07:20 AM

Track Lighting
 
This house project involves a nearly complete rewire. The 60's drop ceiling has been removed to expose the original plaster and furring strips in the 30' x 18' LR. In time, I'll hang sheet rock. Since the ceiling is wide open now is a great opportunity to run some track lighting and run the 14.2 wire. I'd like to illuminate active areas with down lighting. I have finished the task of mapping these areas. I have a couple of questions. 1. Does anyone have a preference for a particular track standard? 2. Is anyone using LED bulbs for accent lighting? 3. Is is possible to use a 'standard' light dimmer switch in conjunction with LED bulbs. Thanks!

jaydevries 11-17-2013 01:41 PM

lot of personal preferences going on
1 for down lighting i prefer can lights cleaner look.
spacing varies due to height of room and how bright you want it.
2 track lighting is great for accent lighting. (art work, mantles, etc.)
3 led is not the greatest for ambient lighting
led are dim-able but not sure what "standard" dim-able switch will work.

these are my personal opinions

gregzoll 11-17-2013 02:53 PM

Why not go with cans vs. Track lighting. There are of course different styles of track lighting. What is the brand & model that you plan on using.

Telescopist 11-25-2013 07:37 AM

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Originally Posted by gregzoll (Post 1267785)
Why not go with cans vs. Track lighting. There are of course different styles of track lighting. What is the brand & model that you plan on using.

Sorry for the delay in responding back. I have been away from my PC and studying on the issue of Cans. The problem with Cans is that I am dealing with a plaster ceiling. If there is one thing I can't stand it is rehabbing old houses that have crumbling plaster and furring strips! I hate the smell, dust, and mess. Even if I indulged in the torture of tearing out even more plaster then I already have (I've eradicated all of the knob & tube & run a bunch of 14-2 through the ceiling), I don't have the depth to mount cans. Hope I'm making sense. I haven't decided on what type of track lighting other than the fact that I would like to be able to use pendants as well as spots.


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