Lighting options for 7' ceilings

chips4000March 19, 2011

Am remodeling and want to remove the center lights to complete a nice straight ceiling line - was thinking of putting high hats alongs the perimeter - but someone pointed out that it would be to hot that low - what kind of lighting options are there for recessed low voltage lights.

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Funny you should ask this. As you'll see from other posts I'm adamantly opposed to recessed lights. The only time I ever installed them was in a room with very low ceilings - I figured it felt closed in enough already. Even there it was a huge mistake. The shadows were even worse than they would have been with a higher ceiling.

I'd suggest a bright white ceiling and cove lighting. T8 or T5 fluorescent strips are good for this. Supplement with table and floor lamps.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2011 at 7:12PM
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Is this a kitchen, bath, bedroom or?

With a 7 foot ceiling your choices are limited. Six foot adults are close to any surface mount. For other than a bath I would recommend spots using cfl's.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2011 at 8:45PM
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Ooops... To be clear I should have said dimmable cfl floods in cans.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2011 at 8:22AM
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