Advise: Vaulted Kitchen ceiling and also 7' ceiling
We just finished remodel and now need to finalize lighting trim... (that is, rethinking original plan to just use halogen (PAR) lights for the entire area.
The original section of the kitchen has a 7' ceiling (with 4" Halo line-voltate cans).
The new section of the kitchen has vaulted ceiling from 11' up to 18' high (wtih 6" Halo IC cans). Unfortunatley, the contractor did not install sloped cans that are designed for vaulted ceilings.
1. For the low ceiling, should I consider CFL lamps? Are there quality LED lights that fit into a 4" trim fixuture (replace a PAR 30 bulb)? Or do I not need to worry about the heat from the lights that are so close overhead?
2. For the valuted ceiling, how important is it to use trim kits that will allow me to angle the light buld downward? Or, do I not really need to worry about the light coming off the ceiling at an angle?
3. For the vaulted ceiling, could I use the Cree LR6 LED bulbs? Or, is the 11' to 18' distance too far for LED to be effective?