how to add valance lighting

Can anyone point me to information about valance lighting? I'm interested in the sort that run parallel to a wall, close to the ceiling, and throw indirect light on the ceiling, as well as washing the wall below the valance.
I see these in many discussions of lighting, but I can't find any information on how they are built. Are they fabricated on-sight from standard construction materials? Are they prefabricated and simply mounted on the wall?
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You will get 7000-plus hits if you google for "valence lighting", in quotes. You might get some ideas there. I have used 110v low wattage rope lighting, obtained on the internet by the foot, for washing walls and dark spaces over the kitchen cabinets. They use this stuff on movie theater aisle floors, as an example. Thin fluorescents may also be used. Both require placing electrical receptacles near where the lighting will be.
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In short, YES! And with every conceivable light source. The ancient Vikings used a long fire-pit down the middle of their halls. But I digress...
All of the above are used at various times. For general information look at pre-made valances and coves by searching lighting makers websites. Start with www.lightsearch.com. It is a professional's site but you can find who makes this stuff - Yes, there are dozens of makers.

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Otherwise ask a lighting designer to suggest a method based on your needs. I (and many others) will be happy to detail one of the many approaches.
Richard Reid, LC www.luminousviews.com
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