Pot lights in basement
sara169
January 23, 2014 in Design Dilemma
a little help please. we are finishing the basement and we are going to have white built in bookcases with cupboards underneath with polished silver hardware and the same hardware on doors and closets and a built in fireplace with the same around- the electrician is suggesting white rimmed pot lights I was thinking brushed silver? any suggestions please
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Shuler Architecture
I usually use wheat haze of clear alzak. Just like the color rendition off these trims.
January 23, 2014 at 8:33am      Thanked by sara169
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sara169
sorry all new to this and not sure what you mean? thanks
January 23, 2014 at 8:43am   
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Shuler Architecture
Ah - those are colors of the trims. I made an assumption that may have been wrong so let me make sure what you mean by 'pot light.' Most of the time, that is simply a recessed can buried in the ceiling. If this is what you are talking about, then depending where you are in the country, you are using either Halo or Juno. You typically install a housing and then finish it out with a trim. The color of the trim is what I was referring to in my last post.
January 23, 2014 at 8:46am        Thanked by sara169
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Lesley Delle_Grazie
The great thing about pot-lights is that they disappear into the ceiling when they're not on. That way, if they don't line up perfectly because of changes in the ceiling (especially in a basement where you've got bulkheads to deal with) it's not really noticeable. If you trim them in silver however, they will stand out. Depends if you want to make a statement with them.
January 23, 2014 at 8:48am        Thanked by sara169
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bichonbabe
Normally you don't' want to draw attention to pot lights so I'd suggest white
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sara169
white it is , thank you
January 23, 2014 at 10:45am     
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