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Old 06-11-2008, 07:45 AM   #1
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Staircase Pot lights!!

Hello All,

My kitchen renovation is coming closer and closer to completion. Wooo hooo...

And now Im getting ready to rebuild my newly found staricase and soon to be ceiling for the stairs. Im thinking I would like to put pot lights on the ceiling for the stairs, but im unsure if this is the right thing? Ive heard of angled pot light housings but didnt see them at Lowes the other night. Do I need angled pot lights or would regular flat ceiling pot lights with angled eyebrows be ok?? Obviously I dont want to be blinded going down the stairs, so the pot lights just as they would be on a flat ceiling just wont work.

Pictures of your completed staircase lighting might be helpful...


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Old 06-11-2008, 09:17 AM   #2
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Take a look at fixtures. They make fixtures with adjustable cans, or pots as you say.


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Old 06-11-2008, 09:32 AM   #3
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I think what you're looking for is the recessed lighting with an angled or eyeball trim...kind like these.

Without trying to change your design, have you considered recessed wall lights? I have a couple of different styles in our house, this type (maybe 6"X10") in the bathroom connected to a motion switch

Another style I used for the stairs have a louvered facplate

I put them at a two step interval, and while you don't have the bright overhead light, you have very adequate stair lighting.

For what it's worth, one of the above links is for, which I would HIGHLY recommend...their customer service is outstanding, and their prices are very good. I've bought a couple of grand of lights through them...while I'm not affiliated with them, I will use them again in the future.
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Old 06-11-2008, 10:50 AM   #4
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Or, you could install cans at the upper/lower landings and then use a few wall sconces on the stairway walls.

BTW, I did some stair riser lighting using products similar to what Rippy is showing and really liked the results.

Also, I have to give thumbs up to CNS lighting as well. I've had great sucess with them not to mention Lighting Universe.

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