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not enough lighting driving me crazy ... 45-50 watt bulbs?

Posted by rufinorox (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 4, 10 at 19:04

We have installed 35 watt halogen bulbs in our recessed lights. There are 6 and its driving me crazy there isn't enough light... well everyone else thinks there is but me. I guess I'm used to the big old fashion floursent lights. We have a light fixture over the penisula, but I don't think I need to have that on with the others to get more light .. or do I? Do they make these bulbs in 45-50 watt? However, ours are screw ons. I tried the doft bulbs in 45 watts, but they aren't as bright. I need some help... anyone?

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RE: not enough lighting driving me crazy ... 45-50 watt bulbs?

To help one would need to know the brand and model of the housing and trim to see what possible lamps may be used. Who designed the kitchen lighting? Wasn't there a plan? One needs to choose a lamp, then a housing and trim to hold it and the spacing at which to place them.


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RE: not enough lighting driving me crazy ... 45-50 watt bulbs?

My brother-in-law an electrician planned the lighting. I wanted enough lights, so he suggest 6 recessed in the space we have and used 35 watt hallogen. I just switched them out for 50 watt halogen 20 par lights. They look brighter, but I won't know until later this evening. Its quite sunny out I can't tell right now.

We have 4" hall houding and trim lighting.


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