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Posted by Mike on February 13th, 2003 01:14 PM
In reply to Basement Lighting by Greg on February 12th, 2003 08:16 PM [Go to top of thread]

I am finishing my basement as well. My friend is an electrician and did all the work in my new home. It is 1840 sf and I have about 48 recessed lights. Sounds like a lot but it doesn't seem like you can have too many. If you have many in the same area you may want to think about putting them on a dimmer. But I think recessed lights are the best solution for a basement or space with shorter ceilings. You can nail up the can lights & hang the drywall directly to your joists- much better finished look than drop ceilings.

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