Quote:Originally Posted by wjr858
First off, I have been following your theater build from the beginning.
There is life and, for you, there will be theater building after meniscus surgery! Best of luck to you.
Thanks for the support (and I thought there were only 6 people and my mum following this build!). I passed through El Cajon in February on my Paramotoring trip..
Quote:Originally Posted by Brad Horstkotte
What size & model of lights are those? Non-IC? I've been looking for some 2" or 3" incandescent lights for my soffit, so far came up empty, everything I find is LED. And where did you get them? I like the way you mounted them too, I've been wondering how to go about it, since I've been planning on leaving the bottom of my soffit open for fiberglass / bass trapping, and cover with cloth. I think I could something similar.
Hi Brad, the lights are from Home Depot. They are very cheap and decent quality (I needed 20!). Check this link
. They are 3" halogens and NOT IC rated but do come with a can with spring clips that lock it into the cutout. I think they are available in white, silver and bronze but I've seen other people take them apart and spray paint them. I mounted mine in the light tray that extends from the "open" soffit. There is no insulation in the tray and I was careful to keep them at least 3/4" from any vertical surfaces. Fitting is simple but requires a precise cutout -- I used a router and template.
Oh, one other thing to note is that if you mount them in a tray you will get some light spill through the holes in the can. I'm making sure the lips on the tray are tall enough to hide them.