Lights for B/W joists

Hi,
I have a finished basement, but I do not want to cover up the ceiling with drywall. Instead, I will paint the joists black.
Are there any recessed-type lights that would look good? Something that would go between the joints but meant not to be concealed?
Thanks,
Aaron
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If they're going to be exposed you don't have to limit your search to recessed lights.
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Aaron Fude wrote:

'Theater style' can lights, that mimic the look of the lights you would see mounted high up above the stage in a real theater. Designed to mount onto whatever convenient pipe, bracket or whatever is needed. Wander through local mall, and look for stores with 'industrial' look inside, like Old Navy or similar, and look up. Borg won't have them, you'll have to go to a real lighting dealer. Depending on style, they could either screw directly to joist, or you could use the clamp style mounted on those expanding brackets that nail between joists. Like typical track lights, but without the track.
When you get inventive like this, remember to leave enough clearance around lights to dissipate heat. Black ceiling can be a good look, but it sucks up light, so you will need a lot more light for the room not to feel like a cave. If headroom is an issue (like in most basements), you may have better luck with perimeter lights mounted high on wall every 6-8 feet. Think light boxes with flourescent tubes, and frosted face plates. (like X-ray light boxes, or old-style diner backlit menu boards.) If this is home theater or something, you could put a few runs of rope lights near the bottom edges of joists, for ambient light to walk around without bumping into things.
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On Wed, 13 May 2009 19:31:36 -0700 (PDT), Aaron Fude

The lights you are wanted are called surface mount. Google shows thousands.
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Only if you're living in a trailer in Arkansas.
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On Wed 13 May 2009 07:31:36p, Aaron Fude told us...

Recessed into what? You aren't putting in a ceiling to recess anything into.
You could use track lighting. The cans that enclose downlights are finished to be seen. If you're painting the joists black, get black track lighting and cans.

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