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Lighting a room with a post and beam ceiling

Posted by localeater (My Page) on
Tue, Sep 11, 12 at 16:36

My kitchen ceiling is open beams with sheetrock in the bays that is screwed to the floor above. If I use flushmount ceiling lights on the sheetrock, will the light get 'trapped' in the beams? I need a solution that creates diffuse/ambient light in the space.
Would I be better off using semiflushmount lights on rods that put the fixtures themselves below the beams?
Or should I use a monorail system mounted to the bottom of the beams with some pendants and some directional heads?
Any other ideas?

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RE: Lighting a room with a post and beam ceiling

For diffuse ambient light solutions you are looking at cove lighting ( light bars hidden by crown molding or other architectural structures). Examples include cabin lighting in jet liners (eg - 777, 787) and places with perimeter lighting around vaulted ceilings ( eg - some churches, malls, ...)

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