4 Inch Halogen or Incandescent lights for Home Theater

hehatemeMay 10, 2011

I am building a home theater in the basement. Almost 70% of time I will used to watch movies and the rest for sports or parties.

I want to use 4 inch recessed lights. I will have Lutron Graffik eye controlling the lights. I want smooth dimming. Led is not an option because of price and dimming issues.

The only other options I am considering are:

1. Incandescent bulbs

2. Halogen bulbs

Halogen looks nice but generates a lot of heat. They are also more expensive. These lights will be dimmed or turn off most of the time.

Can you tell me if Incandescent or Halogen will work better in my situation.

Here is a link to my lighting plan.

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m546/hehatem/Lighting-2.jpg

I have 4 lighting zones.

Zone 1: Rope lighting

Zone 2: 6 Lights in the soffit

Zone 3: 4 lights in the ceiling above the couches

Zone 4: Wash lights in front of the screen.

Zone 1: Rope lighting

Zone 2: 6 Lights in the soffit

Zone 3: 4 lights in the ceiling above the couches

Zone 4: Wash lights in front of the screen.

Thanks

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DavidR

Halogen IS incandescent.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2011 at 12:34AM
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hehateme

I meant to say that I am trying to choos between Line Voltage or Low Voltage 4 Inch recessed lights.

Line voltage is free from my builder and low voltage halogen will cost extra. I have 13 lights so I am trying to determine if extra cost of Halogen is worht it.

Thanks

    Bookmark   May 12, 2011 at 2:51PM
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