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homira 11-21-2012 02:23 PM

soffit lighting
 
can anyone recommend a lighting type and wattage for soffit lights. The exterior of the house is ceder siding and sand stone.

tylernt 11-21-2012 02:41 PM

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Originally Posted by homira (Post 1057780)
can anyone recommend a lighting type and wattage for soffit lights. The exterior of the house is ceder siding and sand stone.

If they are there just to show off the pretty house rather than illuminate sidewalks for people, low wattage LED. No need to be wasting electricity just for looks.

homira 11-21-2012 02:53 PM

so would u recommend 65 watts on dimmer switches?

tylernt 11-21-2012 02:54 PM

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Originally Posted by homira (Post 1057788)
so would u recommend 65 watts on dimmer switches?

65 watts of LED? That would be a retina-burner. ;)

1 to 3W of LED should be plenty for accent lighting. No need for a dimmer, in fact some LEDs aren't dimmable.


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