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Old 02-21-2019, 10:41 PM   #1
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Have a basement with a beam ceiling holding up the floor above. Subfloor is 2x6 T&G, and looks good from below. Height to bottom of sub floor is 8', which is much nicer than when it was rocked giving about 86" of headroom.

Thinking of lighting options.

Option A: Only wall sconces. The room is a 24x24 L.

Option B: Drywall between the beams and install very low profile can type lights. I have some that only need about 1.5"

Option C: Install switched plugs at each bay up high on the wall and run some attractive old school lamp cord to fixtures hung between the beams.

Just spitballing ideas as they roll in. Anyone got something?

Space will be a hang out basement. Projector screen, card table, small bar, and a guest bed on the small leg of the L. There is a bathroom in the basement as well, which fills out the 24x24 square.
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Old 02-22-2019, 01:11 AM   #2
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Sounds like a shame to cover up the T&G if it's in good shape but if you do drywall there are slim LED pot lights that are only 1/2" deep. Probably still need strapping though I suppose. It might be the best looking and functioning option, it's a big room for only wall sconces.

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Track lighting or wire mount, maybe? There's more variety than just "80's ugly."
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Pancake boxes with progress lights.
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Wafer LED downlights. The new hotness.

https://www.amazon.com/Lithonia-Ligh...-1-spons&psc=1
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The progress light puts out 1035 lumens while a standard can light bulb/led insert only puts out about 700 so you’ll need fewer of them.
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Google images for some ideas. as well.

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Most flexible for style and lighting is a combination of A and C.
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These are all great ideas. I think I am leaning towards the look of drywall between beams
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Drywall will lighten the place up, might also add to some sound deadening. Will be able to run your wires to lights.

If you wanted to keep the 2x6 T&G exposed, could go somewhat of a retro/industrial look. Run metal conduit to lights. Could antique/ patina the conduit, or paint it black. Guess you could do a whitewash of the T&G boards if they seem to make the place to dark.

Don't know about the lights. Look through pictures, go to lighting store. See what feels right. If drywall, I would pick the can lights.

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