I am beginning my electrical design on my new house, to be started in the
spring,and would like some input on where it would be appropriate to put
different types of lighting. For example, I know that I will be putting
surface mount fluorescents in all closets and in my home office, but not
sure about other areas.
Right now, my existing home was retrofitted with a large number of recessed
cans in the kitchen and dining room, as well as one basement room. While
the light levels seem to be fine, switching on 10 - 100 watt incandescent
bulbs in the kitchen seems to be a huge electricity hog. What can I do in
the new house to get the same daylight spectrum and light levels without
sacrificing a week's pay each month (it seems) just to have that? I also
have tracklighting with some small halogens in my office, and while the
light is "warm", it is not without many shadows. It's tough to work after
dark in there.
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
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