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8sg9ft
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, 12:29 PM

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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, 12:39 PM

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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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post Jun 17 2019, 12:43 PM

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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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post Jun 17 2019, 12:52 PM

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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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post Jun 17 2019, 01:02 PM

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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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