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woodyak

10:45AM | 02/20/03
Member Since: 02/19/03
8 lifetime posts
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I'd like to install some lighting in the false ceiliing of my family room. It's a big room so I'd like to have 2 zones. 1 of the zones will encompass the home theater system so I'd like to have it on a dimmer and be able to use my remote control to manage it, as well as having a normal wall control. I plan on having an electrician run the lines.

I prefer the look of recessed lighting over track but I'm not sure which will be the better system. What is cheaper? What is easier for me to install myself?

Piffin

07:37PM | 02/20/03
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
As a general rule, the track lighting is easier and less expensive. There are some track systems that can get quite expensive though,

Space, heat, and joist layout are issues with recessed cans

rpxlpx

08:20AM | 02/21/03
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
You can do much more with track lights. If you use recessed lighting, you give up your options with regard to changing the location and character of the light in the room after installation.

LDoyle

01:35PM | 02/21/03
Member Since: 06/03/01
324 lifetime posts
Here's an interesting track lighting system I saw in local paper. Sounds easy to install: http://www.litesnow.com/
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