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Old 09-26-2016, 08:25 PM   #1
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Default Help choosing lights

I've been tasked to help a customer find good looking lights for the kitchen and bathroom.

I have seen this style light in the kitchen of a lot of newer luxury condos and apartments:

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I am talking about the LED surface mounted light in the middle of the kitchen.

Would that be considered a nice light? Anyone know where I can find it?

Second, I need suggestions for bathroom vanity light, LED if possible. Something nice.

I need help when it comes to designer issues.
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Old 09-26-2016, 08:29 PM   #2
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home chepo has that surface mount light. they also have one that's oval.
http://m.homedepot.com/p/Hampton-Bay...LEDA/204490455

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Those lights are sort of a pita.
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yea they are pos. last commercial projections i was on they used those lights but the oval ones in all 300+ apartments. They don't look bad in a modern kitchen.

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home chepo has that surface mount light. they also have one that's oval.
http://m.homedepot.com/p/Hampton-Bay...LEDA/204490455

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yea they are pos. last commercial projections i was on they used those lights but the oval ones in all 300+ apartments. They don't look bad in a modern kitchen.

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Yup, sucks. BUT they look nice.
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I would never pick out decorative lights. Peoples tastes are just too different.
A few years ago I was tasked with locating some exterior fans in a certain color. The only ones I could find were 44". Owner of the company approved them but when his designer wife saw them installed she had a fit. Demanded I replace them. Explained that it would cost x dollars and she flipped her lid. Cost me any future business with that company, but I feel it was a blessing in disguise.
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Spec, she will make the final decision, I am just going to give her some choices of lights that I could get. Just trying to make myself more useful, she could be a good client to have in my pocket.

Ctsparky, you're saying those lights are a POS, piece of sh1t?
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Spec, she will make the final decision, I am just going to give her some choices of lights that I could get. Just trying to make myself more useful, she could be a good client to have in my pocket.

Ctsparky, you're saying those lights are a POS, piece of sh1t?
I always give them names and locations of local lighting stores. Then I'm out of the equation.

I'll purchase and pick up lights, but only after they make their selections.
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the build quality on them is bad but once they are up they don't look bad.

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Spec, she will make the final decision, I am just going to give her some choices of lights that I could get. Just trying to make myself more useful, she could be a good client to have in my pocket.

Ctsparky, you're saying those lights are a POS, piece of sh1t?
Yeah Hack they are...
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How many lights/types of lights in the kitchen?
Does she have a certain finish she wants?
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Spec, she will make the final decision, I am just going to give her some choices of lights that I could get. Just trying to make myself more useful, she could be a good client to have in my pocket.
I'd give up on guessing what they're going to like. They can google around for what they like just as well as you can, except they know what they like, you're guessing.

I'd start by suggesting the best quality, best to install, easiest to get a hold of line that's sold at a supply house where you get good pricing. Don't worry about the aesthetics.

I'd rather work my way down from the top than start at Home Depot.
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How many lights/types of lights in the kitchen?
Does she have a certain finish she wants?
The kitchen is only going to need one surface mounted light. It's very similiar to the kitchen in the picture with UC lights and pendants.

I also need a vanity light.

This woman doesn't seem picky, it's just a spec house and she just wants something nice.
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Hey Hack.,,

I know what ya talking about that luminaire but the name of that company did escape my mind for a moment but I think Thomas or other compâny did make that .,,

but few were not too durable at all plus other thing what it kinda sucks in my personal option is wattage limitage .,,

I know you want the LED which that is fine but watch the LED color format some may not blend in kitchen very well I know the 3000 K is kinda netural color so it may be a good balnce otherwise 3500 or 4100 will do it.

I am not sure what the wattage of them because I have ran some really crappy luminaires in my area the one I got it say 22 watts LED power but it was not really bright at all.,,
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I would put in some nice recessed in the main kitchen an a couple pendants above the bar.
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