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(I am not sure what section to post this in and this looked like the best fit)


Hi, will someone be able to help me?


I want to buy Fluorescent Lighting Fixtures that look modern and upto date to go in a HC room i will be making in the summer. I wish to buy the ones which would take tube lighting or the Fluorescent light bulbs as they are energy efficiant and produce alot of natural looking light.


I know what you are thinking, why would you want light in a HC room, the reason is that it will be both a HC room, Chill out room, socialising area and study area (Alot i know)


Please could someone tell me of any websies that have these or any places would sell them.


Thanks in advance.
 

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Wagas,


Please explain what an "HC" room is? That'll help!!


You can use any available light fixture sold in the big box stores that take regular light bulbs and put in compact flourescent bulbs. This way you can get fixtures that will meet you decorating needs and get the energy savings.



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I thought everyone one would knw what one means when they say HC Room, "Home Cinema"


thanks for the reply but what is Big Box Stores? sorry if its a stuid question but i have never herd of that term or place before.


Thanks


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Home Cinema? (edit: didn't see your post)


I have a problem with CF (and fluorescents in general) with noise, lack of dimmability and light quality. LED lights will be on the market in the US shortly.


For websites, there's Home Depot , Lowes , Elite Fixtures , Lamps Plus and a bunch more. I've only purchased online from HD, though; I have no experience with the others.
 

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Thanks Greg for the reply.


I have not yet posted a home cinema thread, will do when i begin to get the work started.


As far as i am aware LED lighting do not produce much light, can i ask how you got your information that they will be out this year? i have herd of the philips LED Light bulb in production but that is it.


thanks for the websites.
 

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, can i ask how you got your information that they will be out this year? i have herd of the philips LED Light bulb in production but that is it.

It was from a website (that I didn't bookmark) from the Netherlands (IIRC) of company that's shipping a high-lumen E27 lamp in Europe (not Philips). They didn't have an English page, so I had to read it in German (my German is terrible, BTW). They claimed Q3 shipping to North America. That may have just been corporate fluff, but if they're already shipping in Europe, I only see the Philips/Epistar lawsuit as a barrier here, and I don't know if that'd even effect this particular company. That is, I haven't really been following it other than to believe that a relatively moderate cost LED product should be on the market this year in the US.
 

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These guys make tons of LED lights, including recessed lights:

http://www.permlight.com/


However, they're too expensive in my opinion. For instance, a 6 inch fixed trim downlight is over $150. They save about 50 watts over an incandescent, but even with the extremely expensive electricity in CT, there's too long of a time for return on investment.
 

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I have a problem with CF (and fluorescents in general) with noise, lack of dimmability and light quality

Noise, dimmability, and light quality are a function of cheap fixtures and cheap ballasts. These fixtures can be easily dimmed (Lutron makes some very nice dimming ballasts) and architectural grade fixtures have none of the problems noted. D6500 high CSI luminaries are available from many source.


LED will be the future but still have light color matters to be resolved.
 

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Around here it would be HOME THEATER not HOME CINEMA not that one is better than the other, just the way it is used here.
 

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Around here it would be HOME THEATER not HOME CINEMA not that one is better than the other, just the way it is used here.

Don't be so xenophobic. It is whatever the man wants it to be. You're in no position to dictate vocabulary.
 

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Don't be so xenophobic. It is whatever the man wants it to be. You're in no position to dictate vocabulary.

Don't be so damned offensive. McCall has almost 1200 posts to her name and is very highly respected here. You're a new arrival with four posts. You're not going to make many friends here by starting out on the wrong foot.


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Don't be so xenophobic. It is whatever the man wants it to be. You're in no position to dictate vocabulary.

McCall was just stating the facts


Here are some of our secret codes for this section of the forum:


HT = Home theater

GOM= Guilford of Maine wall fabrics

RSIC = isolation clips used in construction of ceilings and walls

WAF = wife acceptance factor
 

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Noise, dimmability, and light quality are a function of cheap fixtures and cheap ballasts. These fixtures can be easily dimmed (Lutron makes some very nice dimming ballasts) and architectural grade fixtures have none of the problems noted. D6500 high CSI luminaries are available from many source.


LED will be the future but still have light color matters to be resolved.

Dennis-- have you seen any dimmable E27 fluorescent lamps? I've looked retail sans success, but if there's something that's available to the trade, I'd still be able to get ahold of them.


And are there any fluorescents that won't mess with my Strat?
 
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