No, that's not too hard a stance at all, that's medium. There's stuff I don't like that's listed but I won't work with because I don't have the time, patience, and money to waste.As a general rule if something isn’t listed then I don’t install it. What about you guys? Is that too hard a stance?
Is there a closet under the stairwell?Hey all.
I’ve got a customer that wants dimmable LEDs, like strips or ropes, to go on the underside of a couple stair treads in his hallway. Obviously it’s gotta be low profile enough to where it won’t be seen. He sent a link to some Amazon store product, but I’m skeptical of all the Shenzen Ghaozen Shozu whatever manufacturers that are for sell on Amazon. I’m afraid it’ll be cheapo crap that won’t last a year and will be terribly hard to replace after finish. Not to mention whether or not they’ve actually gone through a certification/listing process. Some say they have but I don’t believe them. Anyway, to the point - any recommendations for a reliable product? There is a crawl space underneath the hall where they’ll be going
Like a tri-level?It’s not a stairwell. It’s a small hallway with two steps. It’s all open ceiling with beams and tongue/groove and windows on both sides, so options for adding lights here are pretty limited. There’s crawl space underneath to mount the driver
I haven’t done one of these yet, but I could see dropping power from a nearby outlet into the crawl. Running your 18/2 from the bottom of each tread to a transformer plugged into that new crawlspace outlet and then mounting some tape lights in a track under each tread.
My only question is are these things controlled by wifi or a switch? Worst case scenario, you’d just have to add a switch ( or 2) next to to stairs.
Adding a switch upstairs and downstairs would be OK worst case but to me it would rob you of some of the wow factor. I guess you could convert the switches to Caseta and have the switches control a scene that turns the overhead light and the tread light on or off at the same time. But I think controlling the tread lights with an occupancy sensor might be cheaper, easier, and best wow factor.Yeah I’m not sure how they’ll want them controlled. Probably either some sort of sensor or timer.
That opens up some new questions ……Adding a switch upstairs and downstairs would be OK worst case but to me it would rob you of some of the wow factor. I guess you could convert the switches to Caseta and have the switches control a scene that turns the overhead light and the tread light on or off at the same time. But I think controlling the tread lights with an occupancy sensor might be cheaper, easier, and best wow factor.
I was thinking of a regular occupancy sensor, you'd have to look at the layout of the stairway, you could put something on the ceiling in most residential stairwells, or on the wall at the landing (probably at receptacle height) if there's a landing halfway. I am sure you could go full mission impossible with laser beam breaks and all butThat opens up some new questions ……
Are we talking about installing the same occupancy sensors that they have in all the circle K gas station bathrooms or something else? What about some type of occupancy sensor mounted about ankle height to just turn them on when a person walks past the eye?
Even then….i dont know if I like that idea very much. I wonder if they have any type of sensors that mount to the tape lights themselves?
Lol. I know rightI am sure you could go full mission impossible with laser beam breaks and all but