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    Default Help on recessed lighting

    I am remodeling my upstairs back into an office space. I have the old style can recessed lights (see pic below). I want to do low voltage or led.

    Any suggestions on economical solutions that would put off a cool light?

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    Lutron is one system to consider...Lutron Electronics, Inc. - Dimmers And Lighting Controls Other control systems and low-voltage replacements are available to replace cans. Larger line voltage transformers should be installed somewhere rather than having built in transformers at each can-light [these are very affordable, nice and work similarly]. However, if numerous cans are replaced in the same room, you can hear a very slight buzzing sound with the built in transformer at each light.
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    I am looking for this effect

    Atomis architectual lighting:
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    Those look like R 20's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Club 411 View Post
    I am looking for this effect

    Atomis architectual lighting:
    That is sweet!

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    That would like grea Ray do this run each? I like the low voltage systems save on the electric bill also!
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    You've got a couple of options. Convert to low voltage/halogen as suggested above OR simply put in a dimmer, and 120V Halogens bulbs. OR hell just put in 120V Halogens.

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    I know of these- but do not know how bright or how well they work but I am willing to try them since I need some more lighting in the living room. If you are willing to wait about two months would have an answer for you on how well they work.
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    Are they on dimmer switches right now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CLS View Post
    That would like grea Ray do this run each? I like the low voltage systems save on the electric bill also!
    Low voltage doesn't save on the electric bill... Electric bill is based on how many watts you use, not volts. To be honest, I never understood the reason for low voltage.

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