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Old 03-26-2010, 06:12 PM   #1
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Halogen Pot light covers?


Hi All.

Well, we moved into a house with finished basement, but my wife 'had' given me full jurisdiction over the basement. So, I decided to install nice, recessed lighting into the basement recreation room.

I put in the halogen potlights (50W) with dimmers, so that they can be adjusted.

However, my wife can't stand the intensity of the lights but this is how they are.

Do they sell covers for these so that I can cover it up to cut off the intensity (similar to camera flashes)? Please let me know if you have a recommendation.

Thanks!!
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Old 03-26-2010, 06:38 PM   #2
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So much for full jurisdiction.
What size fixtures 6",4"?

What type lamps PAR, R ?

could try lower lamp wattage.
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Bulb size and type


HI There

I believe this is the type...

It's a GU10 bulb and the size of the fixture itself is 4"

I hope that helps...

THanks.
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Look inside the can (pot), there should be a sticker. That sticker will give you an idea of the options you have when it comes to lamps. As far as diffusing the light, again, you have many different options but it depends on the cans you have. Different manufactures have different compatible trims. So you need to look into that. Your electrical or lighting supply house should be able to answer these questions and give you options.
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Most of the MR16's typically come in clear lens however if my memory serve me right some do come in frosted lens I know it can be pain in butt to find them but they will do the wonders to keep the glare down.

For some reason if you can't find it let us know one of us will steer ya the right directions to find the correct bulbs as you needed it.

Merci,Marc
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One reason I opted for 6" cans w/screw in bulbs
You can select any bulb you want - reg, CFL or LED

Seems weird that dimmed they are still too intense
I've only had halogens as under cabinet lights



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