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Old 01-20-2012, 07:59 PM   #1
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Basement Window Light Boxes


I am renovating my 1960's era basement. The knotty pine will be cleaned and BIN shelac primed. The 9"x9" green asbestos tiles are gone though I still have to get rid of the black asbestos "glue".

What I need is a "window treatment" for those awful metal basement windows high up in the walls. I was thinking of light boxes of some kind. They would cover the windows and come down the walls to the height of normal windows. I would put a light source behind them.

Any experience? Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

I have photos on my desktop but I don't seem to be able to add them. Help please.

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Old 02-01-2012, 02:36 AM   #2
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Not sure it is the easiest way to post pics but you need to put them somewhere where they can be tapped. I use my free Photobucket account.

I am thinking some sort of oversized "sconce" type things might work. I would use daylight full spectrum flourescent tubes behind some nice, simple framed translucent panels. Color temp should be 6500 with a color rendering index of 95 or higher. This would match the light coming in the windows. Skylights in my California home were equipped this way so that when the sun went down, you could flip the lights on and the light color and rendering remained the same. It was a pleasant transition.

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