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Nerdy, perhaps... lazy, definitely.

Do you own damn index, slacker.

Can blame a guy for trying thougt you might get excited and run with it...
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I am double dog daring him to do it now!

Yea, that's right.. I said it...
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I would probably say an absolute minimum of 36" from the front edge of the bar to the wall. And even there, if you have more than 3 stools, and people sitting at the ends, the middle stools will probably be inaccessible.

That's exactly what I am doing.
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So a few thoughts and upcoming projects...


1. I am thinking about ditching the large DVD storage shelf in the back of the theater for a large binder to store the DVDs and Blurays.

2. Instead of the shelf in back as mentioned previously, I am thinking of a low console or end-table type piece and a couple of club chairs with small ottomans for foot rests/additional seating. Basically make a small lounge/seating area in the back of the room.

3. I will be looking into some desk/piano lamp options for the bar. Due to a lack of lights directly overhead, we have found a need for some additional lighting at times.

4. I am still eventually going to invest in a few more acoustic panels and possibly some additional sound treatments behind the screen (linacoustic, bass traps, etc).

5. Under cabinet lighting for the kitchenette.
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To my last post above, can anyone suggest some lighting ideas for the bar?

Some basic requirements:

1. Reasonable size for both height and the base. I don't want these to obstruct the view of the screen. If I did a more traditional lamp style, I'd probably put them on the ends of the bar.

2. A clip-on style would be nice though not required.

3. Preferably black, antique bronze, brushed nickel/steel.

4. I'd probably buy 2-4 lamps, depending on size and style.

5. LED lights are OK as long as they aren't that cold bluish light so often associated with cheap LED lighting.










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Any ideas out there?
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I can only recommend the lights that Greg used on his "Big Red Cinema Build"...here is a link to his pics and info on the lights themselves:
Big Red Cineme Build - Post showing his Littlite's
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I like the last light or something more of a banker style. It's probably too late at this point, but some pendant lighting would have been sweet.
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Looking awesome Jamis. I actually like the second to last one, and even better if you could get in black.
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I can only recommend the lights that Greg used on his "Big Red Cinema Build"...here is a link to his pics and info on the lights themselves:
Big Red Cineme Build - Post showing his Littlite's


Holy crap there are a lot of options on those lights. Unfortunately I wont have the finished look of the Big Red Cinema, but I can still mount them behind the counter and have the lights snake up from behind.
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I like the last light or something more of a banker style. It's probably too late at this point, but some pendant lighting would have been sweet.

Yeah... much too late. Plus the bay above the bar has the sewer pipes in there so my lighting options were (and are) VERY limited there.

We were saying how an extra set of can lights would have been perfect the other day.
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Looking awesome Jamis. I actually like the second to last one, and even better if you could get in black.

I'm thinking about going with the LittleLites that kezug linked to. Very similar.
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I'm thinking about going with the LittleLites that kezug linked to. Very similar.


If I'm looking at the LittleLites correctly it appears that Greg had mounted them directly to his counter top. I would think you could apply the same principal and mount them to either the side or the front (towards the screen side) of the bar and they would work better than the other lighting options. I would think you could purchase a length of the LittleLites that would fit your particular situation. I checked their site and there are several options you could work with. Check it out here. http://www.littlite.com/index.php

If you go with a more "traditional" option then I pick number two.

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I'm definitely thinking the Littlites...

I may go for the RWB (weighted base) and use them like desk lamps instead of mounting them to the bar (at least initially).

My biggest question is how to tie the Littlites into the outlet I use for my bar light which is on an incandescent dimmer (Grafik eye which can dim LV, though the rope light is incandescent). What kind of transformer(s) or other hardware would I need to let me use the same dimmer for the Littlites (of any type).

I sent the company an email, but haven't heard back yet.
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I can't wait! My projector (the AE3000) was supposed to be here on Friday, but it looks like today or tomorrow. The store here oversold by 10 units, but I am #4 on the list so I'm all good. I'll be doing the 2.37 ...this build helped, thanks.
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I can't wait! My projector (the AE3000) was supposed to be here on Friday, but it looks like today or tomorrow. The store here oversold by 10 units, but I am #4 on the list so I'm all good. I'll be doing the 2.37 ...this build helped, thanks.

I'm still loving my AE3000.... great picture and I absolutely love the zoom/focus memory feature.

Glad to be of service.
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So I went ahead and ordered four of these:

http://www.littlite.com/product.php?id=25


I will attempt to mount the base under the front lip of the bar and plug them into the same outlet as my under-bar rope light.

According to Littlite, you can't dim these as they use a switching power supply. They are checking to see if the 'fading' that I currently do with my rope light with the Grafik Eye will be a problem. If it is, I will change that zone to be off/on only which isn't a big deal since I always keep the bar/riser rope lights on high. I'll just lose out on the nifty fade on/off.
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Jamis, just a note.
We have a dozen or so of those around where I work, a few rack mount versions, a few custom setups, etc.. Just a word of caution, the aluminum around the bulb is a giant heat sink, have burned myself a few times on it.. So if kids are going to be sitting at the bar area I would think about getting something different...
They are great little lights though. And they do have dimable versions. One of the recent ones we got that has dimmer looks like the one you posted, not sure on model # though..
I wish California had more basements, seeing your theatre, and others on here, is making me want to do that so bad!
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So I went ahead and ordered four of these:

http://www.littlite.com/product.php?id=25


I will attempt to mount the base under the front lip of the bar and plug them into the same outlet as my under-bar rope light.

According to Littlite, you can't dim these as they use a switching power supply. They are checking to see if the 'fading' that I currently do with my rope light with the Grafik Eye will be a problem. If it is, I will change that zone to be off/on only which isn't a big deal since I always keep the bar/riser rope lights on high. I'll just lose out on the nifty fade on/off.

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Jamis, just a note.
We have a dozen or so of those around where I work, a few rack mount versions, a few custom setups, etc.. Just a word of caution, the aluminum around the bulb is a giant heat sink, have burned myself a few times on it.. So if kids are going to be sitting at the bar area I would think about getting something different...
They are great little lights though. And they do have dimable versions. One of the recent ones we got that has dimmer looks like the one you posted, not sure on model # though..
I wish California had more basements, seeing your theatre, and others on here, is making me want to do that so bad!
Matt


Thanks for the heads up...

Thankfully no kids around here, though is worst comes to worst, I can dim them to try and cut down on the heat. This probably would have been a good reason to go with the low intensity ones though I was worried that they wouldn't be bright enough.
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Talk about fast shipping!

I got my 12" Littlites today and had a chance to install them! They are currently hooked into the riser rope light circuit, though if we decide to turn them off unless they are being used, I may put them on the same circuit as the Berklines since I had to do some creative work with the extension cord.

We decided we liked them best mounted under the lip of the counter. In retrospect, I kind of wish I got the 18" lamps but it's not worth changing at this point.

You can really see the browns in the bar counter with some direct light. Without the lights, it looks near black.













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Wow, YOU are fast! Nice work. Looking great and yes, the lights really do bring out the color in the granite, which looked black in the previous pics.
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Wow, YOU are fast!

"That's what she said"
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jamis,

I heard a sonic boom today and looked up but there was not anything there. Guess I should have looked East to see what had made the boom. It was you installing your LittleLites! Slow down Man! Your killing me!

Actually I wanted to comment on how beautiful your counter top is absolutely awesome! The LittleLites were a great addition. Kudos.

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He told me he was jogging through the canyon with his top down.. hmmmmmmmmmmm
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Nice! Looks good. I gotta check out where you got those bar stools. They look real comfy.
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I suppose I walked right into that one!
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I suppose I walked right into that one!

That's what she said!


DUDe?????? TWICE?!?!?!?!?!!?
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I give credit to the seller of the Littlites... shipped same day and from NY which is 1 day to MA for UPS ground. I was not expecting to get the lights until later in the week, in all honesty.

I couldn't let such fast shipping go to waste. They were also very easy to install.
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Nice! Looks good. I gotta check out where you got those bar stools. They look real comfy.


http://www.allbarstools.com/Alston-4214-XV1103.html
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Jamis,

I am so glad those littllites worked out for you...I cant believe from my posting on 12/1 that you had them installed yesterday....Wow.

They sure do look nice. If I ever plan on doing a back bar like yours, I am definetely referencing your build.

Job well done!

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Jamis,

I am so glad those littllites worked out for you...I cant believe from my posting on 12/1 that you had them installed yesterday....Wow.

They sure do look nice. If I ever plan on doing a back bar like yours, I am definetely referencing your build.

Job well done!

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And thanks for the link! I knew I had seen something like it before.. I just couldn't remember where.




On a side note... when the lights are dimmed, the hoods are only warm to the touch. On high, they do get very hot.
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