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TSKuzumiTaiga
post Jun 17 2019, 11:53 AM, updated 3 months ago

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Hi, this is how my living room ceiling looks like, it's totally concrete and I don't wanna put plaster ceiling as it'll drop the ceiling lower.

I don't like how surface lights look like, so I am wondering if it is feasible for me to totally use track lighting as the only source of lighting for living room?

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or do you guys have a better suggestion for lighting? sweat.gif

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post Jun 17 2019, 12:00 PM

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The track light picture you show here looks like requiring plaster ceiling as well...
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post Jun 17 2019, 12:02 PM

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QUOTE(kuntilanak @ Jun 17 2019, 12:00 PM)
The track light picture you show here looks like requiring plaster ceiling as well...
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I don't mind if the rails are not flat/buried inside the ceiling, if protruding out I would be okay with it. just that couldn't find a proper example sweat.gif


perhaps something like this?

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post Jun 17 2019, 12:11 PM

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well, all these are personal preference, so you do as you like lo... I just install all with standard (cheap) fluorescent light tubes... but mine only few wiring, unlike yours laugh.gif
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post Jun 17 2019, 12:19 PM

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If u dont want the whole living room ceiling to be lowered by plaster ceiling, perhaps can consider cove lighting with plaster ceiling along the perimeter part only.

Personally, don't like non-recessed surface downlights for living room. Would prefer track lights if really don't want plaster ceiling.
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post Jun 17 2019, 12:21 PM

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QUOTE(8sg9ft @ Jun 17 2019, 12:19 PM)
If u dont want the whole living room ceiling to be lowered by plaster ceiling, perhaps can consider cove lighting with plaster ceiling along the perimeter part only.

Personally, don't like non-recessed surface downlights for living room. Would prefer track lights if really don't want plaster ceiling.
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hi bro, i'm having some trouble looking up for cove lighting, do you have any example photo on what you think would be suitable?


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QUOTE(KuzumiTaiga @ Jun 17 2019, 12:21 PM)
hi bro, i'm having some trouble looking up for cove lighting, do you have any example photo on what you think would be suitable?
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Something like this..the light is concealed and shining onto the ceiling. The plaster ceiling width can be narrower than in the picture.




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post Jun 17 2019, 12:34 PM

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QUOTE(8sg9ft @ Jun 17 2019, 12:29 PM)
Something like this..the light is concealed and shining onto the ceiling. The plaster ceiling width can be narrower than in the picture.
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in your opinion how much do you think the rough costing would be? maybe i'll ask my contractor.. hmm.gif I think track lighting should be cheaper right? is it a lot cheaper? btw is my understanding on track light correct? basically can simply install any track light onto the rail anywhere? also does it require multiple lighting points?
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QUOTE(8sg9ft @ Jun 17 2019, 12:29 PM)
Something like this..the light is concealed and shining onto the ceiling. The plaster ceiling width can be narrower than in the picture.
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i prefer this, simpler and classy for all room, bed room, living.

tracklights are only for my gaming room.
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QUOTE(KuzumiTaiga @ Jun 17 2019, 12:34 PM)
in your opinion how much do you think the rough costing would be? maybe i'll ask my contractor..  hmm.gif  I think track lighting should be cheaper right? is it a lot cheaper? btw is my understanding on track light correct? basically can simply install any track light onto the rail anywhere? also does it require multiple lighting points?
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How much depends on how long u need that L-box plaster ceiling. Forgot what the rate is these days. But of course track lighting is a lot cheaper sweat.gif because no need for the plaster ceiling.

Yes, u can install as many lights along the rail as u prefer. Usually when u go lighting shop to buy track lights they can advise u how many u need depending on ur room size and ceiling height or what kind of ambience u want to achieve.
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QUOTE(Red_rustyjelly @ Jun 17 2019, 12:37 PM)
i prefer this, simpler and classy for all room, bed room, living.

tracklights are only for my gaming room.
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Me too. My preference in order would be cove, recessed surface downlights, track lights, non-recessed surface downlights biggrin.gif

But some people use those spot lighting to shine onto some feature walls, or walls with painting/art. Looks good too. But i dont have that kinda stuff. Lol
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QUOTE(8sg9ft @ Jun 17 2019, 12:43 PM)
Me too. My preference in order would be cove, recessed surface downlights, track lights, non-recessed surface downlights biggrin.gif

But some people use those spot lighting to shine onto some feature walls, or walls with painting/art. Looks good too. But i dont have that kinda stuff. Lol
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I guess i will get track light first, in years to come when I have the budget I'll do the cove thingy laugh.gif the thought of just having 4 non-recessed surface downlights makes me sweat, plus it would not be that bright.

Would like to ask, are all tracklights compatible with each other? coz I see on shopee people like buying a lot of track light bulbs but i don't know what's their track type. or is there like a code for different types?
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QUOTE(KuzumiTaiga @ Jun 17 2019, 12:46 PM)
I guess i will get track light first, in years to come when I have the budget I'll do the cove thingy  laugh.gif  the thought of just having 4 non-recessed surface downlights makes me sweat, plus it would not be that bright.

Would like to ask, are all tracklights compatible with each other? coz I see on shopee people like buying a lot of track light bulbs but i don't know what's their track type. or is there like a code for different types?
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Sorry can't help u, i'm not sure about compatibility. Didn't do much research about track lights due to my preference but only went to see my bro's track lights in his apartment laugh.gif
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QUOTE(KuzumiTaiga @ Jun 17 2019, 12:34 PM)
in your opinion how much do you think the rough costing would be? maybe i'll ask my contractor..  hmm.gif  I think track lighting should be cheaper right? is it a lot cheaper? btw is my understanding on track light correct? basically can simply install any track light onto the rail anywhere? also does it require multiple lighting points?
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afaik track lighting is not cheap
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QUOTE(8sg9ft @ Jun 17 2019, 12:43 PM)
Me too. My preference in order would be cove, recessed surface downlights, track lights, non-recessed surface downlights biggrin.gif

But some people use those spot lighting to shine onto some feature walls, or walls with painting/art. Looks good too. But i dont have that kinda stuff. Lol
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i have one for featured wall with painting, the spot like shine can highlight the dust that i didn't wipe for long time.
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QUOTE(Red_rustyjelly @ Jun 17 2019, 12:59 PM)
i have one for featured wall with painting, the spot like shine can highlight the dust that i didn't wipe for long time.
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Hahah. Gotta weigh the pros and cons then.
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post Jun 17 2019, 02:30 PM

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My house just like u, no plan to put on plaster ceiling so I decided to install track light and surface LED downlight, not sure whether it is a right choice.
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QUOTE(yy714 @ Jun 17 2019, 02:30 PM)
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My house just like u, no plan to put on plaster ceiling so I decided to install track light and surface LED downlight, not sure whether it is a right choice.
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I must say your paint colour choice is on point icon_rolleyes.gif

as for lighting... well.. how do you feel about it? laugh.gif

my current plan is something like this

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post Jun 17 2019, 03:16 PM

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QUOTE(KuzumiTaiga @ Jun 17 2019, 02:36 PM)
I must say your paint colour choice is on point  icon_rolleyes.gif

as for lighting... well.. how do you feel about it?  laugh.gif

my current plan is something like this

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I would said if u decided to put a lot of LED light on the track will be quite hot I guess because it work like spotlight.
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QUOTE(yy714 @ Jun 17 2019, 03:16 PM)
I would said if u decided to put a lot of LED light on the track will be quite hot I guess because it work like spotlight.
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LED track light also will be hot?

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