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I'm slowly working on a dedicated theater in my basement and looking for a lighting scheme. There are no overhead lights in the room, and I don't have the money to rip up the ceiling to install them. Currently, I'm using a couple of floor lamps in the corners to light the room, but I'd much prefer overhead lighting. An idea I had was to use LED pucks attached to the ceiling. Does anyone know of some that are designed for this. Most I see are for under cabinets and wouldn't put out enough light. I'm also thinking of putting LED strips around the ceiling for ambient lighting. I was thinking I could use quarter round instead of crown molding to give it a lighter footprint. Thoughts?
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How would you power the pucks? If you're thinking of putting wires in the ceiling, cutting the hole for the can isn't a big deal. Drywall saws are CHEAP wink.gif

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Installing can lights in an existing ceiling is easy with remodel cans. All you need to teach yourself is how to drill a few holes, fish wires and patch the holes. That would be code legal. Pucks on the ceiling would not be.


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I was thinking there would be some solution for places where you can not modify ceilings, such as when renting. I'm not a renter, but the biggest electrical upgrade I've done is adding a single light in an unfinished room. There is one switched light in the hallway next to this room, but the rafters run against the direction I would need to wire, and there is an AC duct in the way too. I don't see how I could fish the wiring without cutting big holes to work around the rafters/duct. How much should I expect to pay a professional for such a job; say three recessed lights on each side?
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