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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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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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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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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.

well, since P=VA: Power (watts) = volts x amps

if your voltage goes down, the usage of power (watts) goes down too. this assumes that the current (amps) stays the same, or decreases with the reduction of voltage.

hopefully your bills will be lower now!!

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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.
+2nd Lutron lighting systems. Here is a project in Beverly Hills that I've been working on and the Lutron system allows me to control lighting to my likings. It allows you to custom set dimming modes for atmosphere control (sleeping, party time, away, etc.)

Any other questions, don't hesitate to ask.


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The lighting controls do that, not the lights themselves. You can mix and match the two. I'm looking to get the lights that I linked above and use Crestron lighting control.

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