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Basement Lighting: CFL or Halogen ??

Posted by the-tech-guy (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 19, 13 at 12:04

There are way too many options here for lighting a basement. I plan on using 6" recessed cans for my 8 foot ceilings. I dont want to use LED yet due to price. So CFL and Halogen are left. I dont have enough lighting knowledge to decide which is the most beneficial bulb to use. Any help would be much appreciated? thx


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RE: Basement Lighting: CFL or Halogen ??

CFL will use less energy and emit less heat. You need to choose lamps carefully if you need good color rendering. I am not a fan of dimming fluorescents. It is trying to fit a square peg into a round hole.

Halogens will always have good color rendering. They will cost more in the long run due to higher use of power.


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