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post #1 of 18 Old 02-11-2013, 08:59 AM - Thread Starter
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Hey guys Im looking for black 8" ceiling lights

Im trying not to spray paint them like others I have seen on this website.

http://www.faucetdirect.com/progress-lighting-p8049-4-inch-incandescent-recessed-lighting-fixture/p359087?source=linkshare_q5QZHUbCIj8+_359087_15&siteID=q5QZHUbCIj8-Nz8QSBU3vbEe2Jq3oi8OhA


any help would be great!
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You'll probably find most spray paint them as you mentioned. You should be able to find black cans but they may still have white trim rings, that's what mine are.

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What do you have against a can of spray paint? I do it on just about every job. Usually I use the high temp black. This was the first coat of primer. Usually use 2-3 thin coats, don't try to get it perfect on the first or it will be too thick and run/puddle.

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I painted mine by hand with a brush and mouse ears black paint.
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I'm with Big. There's a lot of home improvement that can be done with a rattle can cool.gif
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+3. I did the spray paint thing 2 weeks ago on the supplies, returns, HDMI wall plates, screws...all turned out great. You name it, you can paint it!
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I've switched a lot of my recessed cans to LED, I spent between $10 and $20 per bulb, The trims were already painted grey to match the ceiling. I Can't see spending $80 a bulb no matter how long they claim to last.
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I went with these. The housing and trim came to $16 per fixture after volume pricing and a 10% off coupon. I threw in some $3 halogens and called it a day.

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I started out looking at LEDs as well but quickly realized I would never recover the initial cost of the bulbs, which were much cheaper than the one you linked to. Since the lights will typically only be on at the beginning and end of a movie, or slightly dimmed during sports, I couldn't bring myself to spend that much money on LEDs.
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Sounds good
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I've switched a lot of my recessed cans to LED, I spent between $10 and $20 per bulb, The trims were already painted grey to match the ceiling. I Can't see spending $80 a bulb no matter how long they claim to last.

Do you find that any of the LEDs are better for the theater than others? Are you using them on a dimmer switch?

Have you used LEDs in any of your recent builds?
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It seems that every time I visit the store the brands and design of LED bulbs changes. I look at the color temperature of the bulb and generally select ones that are under 3000K. The last batch I bought at my place were Ecosmart.

Yes they dim but not beyond a certain point.

Recent builds are mostly with the MR16 GU10 halogen bulbs in a 4 inch remodel can - Utilitech, I know there are LEDs in that size. but I haven't tried them, They currently cost more than the fixture which comes with a free bulb
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The dimming is the issue I have. I was very excited about them until I saw a display with dimmer at a home store. Soon as I saw how they really operated I knew it was a non starter. Too bad as I have no less than than 32 or so recessed fixtures in my house with a family that likes to leave them all on. At 40 some watts of saving per I was getting excited.
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My manual dimmers have off switches. problem solved.
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Hey Big...

Where did you get these HVAC grill covers from?
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Pretty sure most of Big's recent register purchases came from http://www.hvacquick.com/products.php
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Pretty sure most of Big's recent register purchases came from http://www.hvacquick.com/products.php

That is true but in that picture the homeowner bought them from a regional Nailor distributer
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