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Old 04-02-2014, 01:15 PM   #1
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I am looking for a trim ring that will block the glare from the bulb of a recessed light (pot light). I have seen what looks like a cone shaped shade that extends about 2 inches from the ceiling in some restaurants but I can't tell if they are part of the trim ring or an add on. I have recessed lighting in my home theater room and it doesn't glare on the screen but it is uncomfortable when looking at the bulb... I know and I'll say it before someone else does - "don't look at the bulb".

I tried a wall washer but it directs it to much in one direction. A local electrical supply house didn't seem to know what I was talking about so I am hoping someone knows or has an idea for something that will work.

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Old 04-02-2014, 01:58 PM   #2
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What sized cans?
There called trim rings.

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Old 04-02-2014, 02:33 PM   #3
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The cans are Halo IC 6" and I know they are trim rings... But is there a name for the trim rings I am looking for. For example "wall washer" is the one that looks like it is half covered or the "coilex baffle" is the one that is the ribbed and cone shaped or the "spector" is cone shaped and mirrored on the inside. Some other examples are the "eyeball", "shower light" and "open trim".
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Old 04-02-2014, 02:47 PM   #4
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Something like this?
http://www.100sets.com/lamps-and-lig...ng-p-5493.html
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Have you tried something like this?

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This is the picture I get
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Why not ask the manager or the maintenance manager at the restaurant? Or go to a dedicated lighting shop and ask them?
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Old 04-03-2014, 07:23 AM   #8
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Dan - didn't see anything that I thought would work.

Spaceman - Love those reflector bulbs above the poker table, no glare and they reflect most of the light into the shade that casts an even light on the table. But I need to light the floor directly under the fixture for this one.

Robpo - I have those in my living room, it called a "wall washer" and it directs the light to the open side. I did try it but it glares off the screen or when turned around makes the glare on your eyes worse.

gmaint - I did ask, they had no clue, said it was like that when they rented the building.

Thanks for all the information. I think at this point I need to get a couple of standard trim rings and try to make something...
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Other options:
Try a baffle combo that puts the bulb higher up in the can.
Using a black baffle may cut the glare but it will narrow the light beam.
Use lower wattage bulbs in your IC cans.
Do you need to relocate the light(?)
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DIYRemodeler - I am using a standard black baffle trim and the socket is as high as it will go in the can. I would use a lower what bulb but I feel I need the brightness of the 65 watt flood when we are not using the room to watch movies or TV. I would move it but it really is in the best place or at least moving it would make it worse. It's hard to explain but when you are standing its fine when setting and looking screen the glare is bothersome. If I lower the screen the rear row can see the bottom 1/4 of the screen.

Is a baffle combo different then the Halo 310P I am using?
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RegeSullivan--By "baffle combo" I was just referring to any baffle that might give you the flexibility of putting that bulb higher. I thought that maybe that bulb was low and that's what contributed to your glare. I've used the 310P in my home so I know what you've got. As I look at my HALO catalog that trim can take also take a 50WPar30 bulb. Another option to try. Also, they make short-neck and long-neck bulbs. If you have a long-neck bulb in there now, then try a short-neck bulb.
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Maybe the manufacturer (Cooper) makes a diffuser or fresnel lens that will fit your light.

Would a dimmer switch help? Turn it up when you're not watching a movie and dim it down when it's showtime?

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