Closet lights - fluorescent, halogen or LED??
My husband and I are doing a major remodel of our new house and since he's away from home, I get the job of managing it all. It's been a great learning experience, but right now the lighting is making me crazy. I've got a couple of questions, but will break them down by topics.
I want to put lights inside our closets (96" x 24", with sliding doors)...attached to the header above the door, hardwired, with a switch outside the closet. Everything I see online is either battery operated or fluorescent. I'm not opposed to fluorescent, we have CFL's in all our lamps, but it doesn't seem like the best application for fluorescent lights. I want something that will be happy running for five to ten minutes at a time, a couple times a day.
Halogen lights seem like a good alternative. I like the idea of using a two or three bulb direction spotlight or short track light, so that I can aim the lights into different areas of the closet.
Has anyone done this or seen it done? Do you know if halogen lights fall under incandescent or fluorescent when it comes to code? And what does it mean when the say that an incandescant light must have a "closed lens"? The halogen light I am looking at does not protrude at all from the shade. Does that count?
Finally, does anyone have experience with LED lights in closets? Seen any that aren't battery operated?
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Thanks, in advance, for your help!