Having bought 6 x 50W LV halogen downlighters, bulbs and 2 x 150W
transformers I have had second thoughts.
Should I have gone for 9x35W giving a total of 315W. Obviously more work and
more expensive but maybe it would give me a more even coverage of light.
This is in a 3x3 metre kitchen by the way.
Aim to work one hour less this week than last week and get paid the same.
6 X 50W lamps in a space that size will surely be enough. If the lamps are
Dychroic Diffusers, then the light is spread around really well, so the
light is bright enough to work in, but subtle enough to create a nice
But I'd have personally gone for heavier trannies though.
I think that what you've got will be fine. There are 3 x 50w
downlighters in this room now (together with other lights), and the
effect from them is quite nice; even on the worksurfaces, but kind of
cone-shaped on the walls. If that's not an effect you like, you probably
don't want halogens at all :-).
No according to the transformer instructions:
Skot model: T150
Minimum lamp load: 50W
Maximum lamp load 150W
Number of lamps: One or more lamps up to maximum loading
Seems fine for my use, 3 lamps per transformer, 50w per lamp, 150w per
I agree, although as far as the walls concerned it is a good move to
temporarily rig up a light as close to the intended position as
possible and to check that you are happy with the appearance and
condition of the wall.
Having the light arriving at such an oblique angle will throw into
relief any imperfections. If the wall is meant to appear smooth in
the context of the rest of the room, then it really needs to be so -
equally, if the intention is that the wall should appear to be more
uneven then it may need to be made deliberately more uneven to look
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