Good Questions: What Type of Lighting Should We Get?

Good Questions: What Type of Lighting Should We Get?

Maxwell Ryan
Sep 24, 2007

Hello AT,

My husband and I live in a very dark rental apartment and we are not moving anytime soon. We need to solve our lighting problem overall. We also have a specific lighting need, i.e., we just bought a painting while on our honeymoon and we want guests to be able to see it. Right now, no one can see much of anything...

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I know some people say track lighting is horrible, but is it always?? If it is always horrible, what is the cost difference in having track v. recessed installed?? (We are not worried about our landlord's approval.)

Finally, if the answer is track or recessed, where do we install it? Our living area is approximately 12 feet wide and the ceilings are 8 feet. Some people say 4 feet from the wall but I feel like the lights will look like a landing strip running right through the center of the room. Please help, we are clueless.

Thanks! Mo


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