Master Bedroom lighting-what to do to get enough light

samcain777November 12, 2010

Our MBR has old-fashioned downlights similar to the old-fashioned spotlights with big white trim. They do not give off good light to the whole room (14x18) and look ugly. Trying to figure out what to do. Have a ceiling fan (no light and do not want one. It was suggested that I just change out the old fashioned downlights with new style halogens. But that is really task lighting - have it in the kitchen.

I was thinking of sconces but am told they are for accent (not enough light) and won't light the room. Help! Does anyone have any ideas??

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DavidR

Yep. A good old fashioned, simple, surface-mount light in the center of the ceiling - like all houses used to have 40-50 years ago. It will provide both direct and indirect light, unlike recessed lights which provide only direct light and produce heavy shadows unless installed in great numbers.

    Bookmark   November 14, 2010 at 11:19AM
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captsmethwick

Our Master has only one smallish West-facing window and is naturally dimly illuminated. We have 2 switched bedside lamps and 2 dimmed sconces with no ceiling fixtures whatsoever and find it quite sufficient. I work with the guide of 1W per sq ft as starters and then think about where I want the light to be.

    Bookmark   November 18, 2010 at 6:25AM
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