2 questions on bulbs for recessed cans
Essentially, in our basement, we will have a set of cans that we would want to be able to dim. I have decided against cfls in this case. I know I need PAR30 bulbs but should I choose regular or Halogen. I have read Halogen will last longer and are more efficient and brighter (when not dimmed). My concern is I thought Halogen got waaaaaay hotter and I am concerned about the extra heat sitting under them as well as any fire issues. The cans are IC remodel and I have fiberglass in the rafters and a dropped ceiling. Thoughts...?
Second, there will be a series of cans that I don't want to dim. They will light the way from the steps to the washer and dyer. These will be the ones the kids forget to turn off! I was going to use PAR30 cfls here. I see they sell PAR40 cfls that are brighter. It looks like they fit in the 6" can however PAR40 is not listed as an optional bulb for the can...then again, no cfls are. Again, I don't want to start a fire or anything...thoughts....?