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newhome04

05:32AM | 07/30/04
Member Since: 07/29/04
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My home is built on a concrete slab. My living room arrangement has a walkway behind a grouping of recliners and table. I would like a table lamp in this area but to provide power to the table lamp I would have to run the cord across the heavy traffic area walkway. (Approx. 5 feet from table to wall outlet) Running the power cord over/under the carpet just is not safe. How can I get some reading lighting to the recliner in a safe, visually pleasing manner? Considered can lights in ceiling but afraid this won't provide the needed lighting. Suggestions greatly appreciated!!

Tom O

05:26PM | 07/30/04
Member Since: 09/17/02
477 lifetime posts
You want it to look good too? :-) Most folks would be happy just getting the power where they need it.

You could try a treadle mold, but you probably won't like how it looks. You could saw cut the concrete floor, jackhammer it out & install a floor box, but that is probably more trouble than it is worth.

Keep looking at can lights. There are some high end ones that use very narrow beam spread low voltage lights that will likely give you a suntan, this is probably the answer, but you won't care for the price.

Tom

Tom O

05:26PM | 07/30/04
Member Since: 09/17/02
477 lifetime posts
You want it to look good too? :-) Most folks would be happy just getting the power where they need it.

You could try a treadle mold, but you probably won't like how it looks. You could saw cut the concrete floor, jackhammer it out & install a floor box, but that is probably more trouble than it is worth.

Keep looking at can lights. There are some high end ones that use very narrow beam spread low voltage lights that will likely give you a suntan, this is probably the answer, but you won't care for the price.

Tom
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