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1-piece pot lights or 2-piece?

would a 1-piece pot light or a 2 piece pot light be better for a dedicated home theater room. is there any difference to be concerned about ?
I am doing 4 LED pot lights total which will be on dimmers. Any problem doing LEDS?
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Not sure I know what you consider a one piece versus two piece. I use LED bulbs all the time, you need to pick the temperature bulb that suits you. I like 3000K as they resemble halogen bulbs, others prefer whiter/blueish 5000K. Most do not dim all the way down but they do turn off.
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it just dawned on me that you may be calling new work cans one piece, and remodel cans two piece. Either would work in a theater, remodel cans are a lot easier to contain in a sound isolation backer box.
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The new flat LED lights are pretty cool. You can select the color temp and they have a few designs. Separate power supply so they should last longer than a medium base conversion LED as well as it is the J box too! I found 4 packs at Home Depot for under $100. You can even paint the trim to match your decor. They are about 3/4" deep!

They are also IC rated!!

Everything you always wanted in a can light without the hassle.

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The new flat LED lights are pretty cool. You can select the color temp and they have a few designs. Separate power supply so they should last longer than a medium base conversion LED as well as it is the J box too! I found 4 packs at Home Depot for under $100. You can even paint the trim to match your decor. They are about 3/4" deep!

They are also IC rated!!

Everything you always wanted in a can light without the hassle.
do you have the link ? i will check the out
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not a fan of car dome lights in a theater, I liked recessed light sources. Just a personal thing.
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I have 18 RGBW (red green blue white) recessed in-ceiling "cans", each of the 18 lamps are individually addressable, individually settable for any of millions of colors, and individually settable intensity. There are many low cost DMX controllers that can individually address each of my 18 in-ceiling LED fixtures. Here are the lights I have:

www aspectled com/collections/led-recessed-ceiling-lights/products/3-5-rgb-white-led-recessed-light-for-slope-ceilings-ultra-bright-24w#tab-1[/url]

There is much free software where you can have presets. My presets are all-off, all-on, viewing movie, viewing TV while reading, these presets adjust all 18 lamps. I also have a preset that turns on only the lamp above me, or only above other viewers. All lights are 15 degree beam angle. This allows me to view a movie, but with a low amount of light scatter, allowing me to look at a magazine while watching a movie, while not filling room with more light than needed by movie viewers.
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I have eyed those lights for my new theater as well. They are very cool! 35 years of being an electrician and dealing with can lights, the new tech is a welcome change IMO!

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Rgbw dmx 24vdc recessed cans

Here is a pic of my media room under construction. You can see the mass loaded vinyl and the hat track that will accept two sheets of drywall glued together with green glue. You can see the 18 (or so) 12/2 wires popping out from the ceiling, along with the DMX from previous light and DMX to next light ethernet cable (which carries DMX signal on one pair). I put up the drywall to the hat track. Then I chalk lines east-west and north-south. Then I drill 3" hole at intersection of chalk lines. This makes the holes perfectly aligned. Then I reach into the hole, pull the 12/2's and DMX's out, hook these wires to the can. Then I pop the can into the hole. Done. The 12/2's carry 24 VDC. You can also see 12/2 stranded loudspeaker wires that go to ceiling recessed loudspeakers for ATMOS etc. By the way, I ordered a large quantity of the RGBW DMX recessed lights direct from China.

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