- I like the light which halogen spots throw out (more 'theatrical') but due to the ceiling arrangement cannot have a transformer. You can get 240v halogens these days - but are they OK / safe for use in ceilings? Halogens get quite hot! - If I understand correctly, it will soon be impossible to buy anything else but low-energy bulbs. Does this have any implications for choosing the lighting options? - Any experiences with low energy halogen spot replacements? I've seen you can even get dimmable ones these days, which would be ideal - so that we can vary the brightness between the kitchen part and the diner part etc.. - I have a few low-energy lights of various sorts in the existing house. Some seem to go bright pretty quickly, whereas others (spots) start as bright as a candle and meander their way through to acceptable brightness in up to 10 minutes! I could not cope with the latter in a kitchen!
Experiences, advice and suggestions most welcome! Thanks.