I first cold called this lady because it looked like her home had more lights out than on. She said OK I could survey her system. I found several lamps out, wiring connections with regular nuts, transformer lying on ground. She agreed to the maintenance but also agreed to look at what else I could do. So last night I was there experimenting with lights. I was worried about somehow scaring her or her family as I walked around in the dark (even though she knew I was going to be there.) Instead, I was the one who jumped when SHE came walking around the corner of the house. I found out that most of the layout should have been done during daylight hours! I was tripping over wires and searching for things I dropped. What a scene! Does anyone where a lighted miner's helmet? Here is the frustrating part. I knew what I wanted to light but couldn't figure out what lamp I needed. I'm talking spotlights here with MR 16s. It seems from reading on this forum that a 20 W halogen (or similar LED) is the most commonly used but those didn't seem bright enough. The 35W seemed about right (maybe slightly too bright; use a filter?) I guess the question is whether I should use 35s. The only factor I can guess is that the surface is absorbing a lot of the light. The home has sand-molded brick in a darker red color. Am I right? Comments will be appreciated.