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Old 12-30-2002, 12:49 PM   #15
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Updating ceiling lights

Thanks for your thoughts ....

I was thinking of updating some of the lights in my 25'.

I am convinced that the florescent would be best above the sink area. Thought about putting a two halogen spots on each side of the front sofa for reading and similar ones at the back above the beds.

I have two small table lamps the the PO had pushed onto some sticky clay to keep them in place while traveling. Seems to work fine. (Does someone know the brand name from CW?). Or is there a better way to hold lamps in place?

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Old 12-30-2002, 02:04 PM   #16
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I have a double-bulb incandescent over the dinette table flanked by a halogen spotlight on each side.

I'm seriously thinking of replacing the incandescent with a recessed flourescent. The fixture would be recessed into the double-bottom cabinet.

The flourescent will give more general light at the same current draw and the halogens are really great for reading and can be swivelled to match the seating position.

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Question Alternative to Flourescent ThinLite?

Wondering if anyone has replaced their Flourescent fixtures with anything like LED's or something else? I know flourescent lights are cheap and they have a low power draw, but LED's have an even lower draw (if what I read is correct.)

Personally I just don't like Flourescent light. Never have, never will.

I would love to know if anyone has had any success repurposing the built in fixtures...

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You probably won't like LED light either. The technology is in it's infancy and there is a lot of difference in color from LED to LED. It is not a warm light like incandescent, which I assume is what you don't like about flourescent.

On the plus side they do have very low current draw for the light produced. They make replacement LED brake/tail light bulbs, try one and see how it fits your taste.

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Thanks John! I'll do that! I just removed a skylight to put in a sat dish so I'll probably try that as a test location for some LEDs. I'll post photos.


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