Old 05-21-2014, 08:44 PM
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Overhead Can lights on stucco- watt/spread/color recommendation?

Hey Guys,

A client wants to replace the overhead light bulbs. Wondering what you guys think would be the best look as far as the watt/spread/color? The surrounding palms and landscape were illuminated with 3000k. On the back picture, the blue dot is a downlight for the steps from the tree in 3000k. The red dots are the light locations. In the back, the upper balconies are switched separately than the ones about 24' high.

In the front, there is a separately switched group of 4 lights "behind" the front arches. (green dots)

So far, I've illuminated the grounds (somewhat) and put astro timers in place of the switches. Next steps will be to do phase 2 in the landscape and switch to a UPB system. But for now I need to figure out what bulbs to use!

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Old 05-21-2014, 11:18 PM
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Hey Scott, What type of lamp is being used for the recessed cans currently? Par20, BR30, BR40?

Personally, on light tan stucco, I like 2700k. I prefer to warm up the home a bit and make it look a bit more inviting. I have been buying a good number of the new VOLT LED, 120 retrofit lamps. The color is dead nuts on the money (2700k). I have a bunch in my house right next to the incandescent ones that are still alive. The color is identical. Volt did a tremendous job on this new line of LED lamps. You should check em out. I do wish they had a little softer PAR20 lamp with a more diffused lens like the BR lamps. The 50 watt equiv. is their dimmest in the that class and is often a little too bright for some situations.

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Old 05-22-2014, 12:05 AM
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We recently Re- Lamped for a client the 2nd story sofit Lighting with Volt LED Lamps.
PAR 38 LED Light Bulb | 19 Watt (120-watt Replacement)

They were just a tad to bright so we Installed a Lutron slide Dimmer and a 24/7 timer , he was very pleased and we will be Re-Lamping the rear sofit Lighting and the Interior of the home.Last year we Re-Lamped the Landscape Lighting-Deck Lighting-Pier Lighting all with Volt Lamps.

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