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Old 09-28-2012, 03:22 PM - Thread Starter
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Hey guys, need some expert advice. I have a VERY SMALL home theater setup slowly coming together in my basement. by very small, I mean the room is 10'11" wide, 15'6" long, and 7' high. Yep, small lol. OK, so, I need some advice on lighting. I want to be able to have 2 lighting zones, both dimmable. I also may need to use LED lights because of heat issues. The current layout I am considering is below, but it may be overkill.




What do you think? Is this complete overkill for lighting? What brands, types, etc should I be looking at? The 2x8 joists are 16" on center, and I am framing up between the joists with 2x6s. Roxul Safe'n'Sound insulation and 5/8 Sheetrock will be installed between the joists to create kind of a baffled ceiling, and then painted black.

Bolow is a shot of the ceiling. Sorry about the extreme fish-eye view, but its a small room.



Yes, that is the doorway to the right. As you can see, still a LOT of work to do, so very flexible at this point smile.gif

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Old 09-28-2012, 03:42 PM - Thread Starter
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I would consider wall light suggestions as well...

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Wouldn't 4" spots fit the scale of the room better?

I'd recommend some wall sconces for mixed lighting, over the small spots.
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:56 AM - Thread Starter
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I ended up going with 6" recessed LED lights from LightSky china here:. They are dimmable, and I ordered 3000K color temp. FYI, incandescent is 2800K, and daylight is around 5000K. They can customize to just about anything you would want.



There is still some work to do, and eventually I really need to get a bigger TV. The 40" just does not cut it lol.

I can fit up to an 85" display in that space, so someday...

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Mind telling what those LEDs cost? I'm interested if they beat the HD ecosmart line.
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I paid $12 bucks each for the whole unit, x8. Wire the external driver, pop it in the ceiling. Spring loaded clips hold it in place.

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