Help!! New house is completely DARK!
We are nearing the end of construction and the electricians just put the bulbs in for our recessed lights about two weeks ago. Our house is soooo dark! Everything is on a dimmer but there is no way I'd ever be able to use one as I need every light on in the house to see anything at this point.
There are plenty of recessed fixtures: 8 in the great room (approx. 400 sq. ft.), 8-10 in the kitchen (approx. 185 sq. ft.), 4 in each bedroom (approx. 150 sq. ft.). Our old house had only 4 can lights in the great room (about the same size as our new one) and there was plenty of light.
Our kitchen is so dim that even with every light on I can't see what I'm doing at the counter. We paid more than $20,000 for our electrical. The lightbulbs are recessed VERY deeply into the housing (I'd say you can see 1 1/2 - 2 inches of trim inside). The can lights are 5" Juno IC20.
What can be done?? Do they make longer bulbs or can something inside the housing adjust so the bulb comes down more to allow for more light? Also, the bulbs are halogen, all SPOTlights (vs. flood), ceilings are 9' (great room is 14' sloped).
Please HELP! TIA...