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lighting for screened in ipe porch

Posted by mikebdeck (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 5, 10 at 23:13

14 x 30 ft screened in porch with tongue in groove ceiling and faux beams (maybe ipe to match the decking, but probably just pine). Ceiling will also have multiple skylights. I don't really want recessed lighting. Anyone have any ideas that will make the ipe and ceiling look good? Little spot lights along the beams? No idea. thanks

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RE: lighting for screened in ipe porch

We used 75W PAR 30 track lights, without canisters, with dimmer switches to control the amount of light. Some of the bulbs wash the T & G ceiling and the rest strategically light the room. If you find the bulb size too large for your taste you could also get the same effect with smaller low voltage halogen bulbs.


RE: lighting for screened in ipe porch

I have two sky lights, and a minka aire outdoor fan/light
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RE: lighting for screened in ipe porch

I will have 3 skylights, and 2 fans w/lights. But, I did have them put 3 can lights directly in front of the windows/door. Basically, I wanted additional brighter light for security purposes.

RE: lighting for screened in ipe porch

Thanks - just saw the responses as my computer crapped out a few weeks ago. Much appreciated. Has anyone used sconce lighting around the outside? Not sure Ipe deck posts allow for that sort of thing very easily. I guess track lighitng is much easier to install

RE: skylights in Screened porch

I am building a 32 x 21 screened porch with a fully shingled roof. I was considering adding two 30x40 skylights. I am now thinking that when the sun is strong in the summer, it will heat up the porch. I live in SC where I get full sun in the am until 3:30 pm. I do not want to sit in the screen room with the sun blasting in from the skylights. This could be pretty hot. On the other hand, will the screened room as well as my adjacent living room be too dark without the skylights? Confused...please help with suggestions on which way to go. Thanks

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