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#371440 - 03/29/12 01:11 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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Registered: 06/20/03
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Yeah, Nick, that's what I meant. I was only half serious.

I would totally use the one pictured in your last post and fabricate a little hood/shade for over the light. You're clever. You'll figure it out.
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#371459 - 03/29/12 07:55 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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I would think that if your choosing brushed nickel, even a small amount of light through the grill will reflect and be distracting.

Depending on your definition of how much is distracting, I'd probably choose to blend the lighted boxes into the wall with a darker shade. You could still use brushed nickel for wall switches and such. I think that because 'to guests' these will appear to have a specific use, floor lighting, and no one will even think of the questioning "should they match the light switches and other outlets."

Just my personal thoughts, guesses admittedly, never having seen your room in the dark.



Or have I?
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#371462 - 03/29/12 08:04 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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Nick, I'm sorry if this might be a dumb idea...

But why not just use a standard duplex outlet, put an LED nightlight in one of them, and build some quick 1/4" wood hoods to give you the exact amount of light spill/throw that you want?
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#371474 - 03/29/12 09:48 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: Murph]
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Originally Posted By: Murph
...never having seen your room in the dark.



Or have I?


I KNEW someone was sitting in the (single) theater chair. Sort of like Goldilocks!

If the need for an outlet wasn't an issue (for code purposes), then I probably would just get a light only module (in black) and be done.


Mark, I was thinking about trying to find some sort of plastic "visor" to put over the top of the following style...


But so far, no luck in sourcing something that would seem to work. Of course there is something that will work perfectly, but it is attached to something else that I am just not thinking of. And since I can't think of that oddball item that would have something that could be turned into a "visor", I am still searching.
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#371477 - 03/29/12 10:01 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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Or, you could have outlets installed for your inspection and then swap the light-only ones in after.

Just sayin'
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#371479 - 03/29/12 10:38 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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How about painting over the led lens with black paint? Just leave a sliver unpainted on the bottom.
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#371481 - 03/29/12 11:18 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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I think that I will pick up one of these outlets (don't care of the color) today and test it out. Maybe use electrical tape instead of paint for a test too.

Tom. Thought about that as well.
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#371487 - 03/29/12 12:18 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: tomtuttle]
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Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
Or, you could have outlets installed for your inspection and then swap the light-only ones in after.

Just sayin'


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#371576 - 03/30/12 12:19 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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Registered: 02/04/04
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I'm just gonna bite my tongue when discussing "code" and such.

I've been looking around for LED lighting myself (for the stairwell). I can't say I've stumbled upon anything that completely meets your requirements thou.
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#371759 - 04/01/12 02:57 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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Let me say 3 things!

I HATE LAYING TILE!!!!

It is 2:00 am.
Started prepping and tiling around 11:30 AM YESTERDAY.
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