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Project by Everette Ponder Jr posted 09-16-2020 02:05 AM 510 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I salvaged an old beam and cut out enough wood to place low profile LED lights. The old beam was warped up and discolored witch gives it a lot more character.

-- Everette in Leicester, North Carolina





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woodbutcherbynight

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#1 posted 09-16-2020 02:49 PM

Interesting approach, and very unique looking. What wattage and temperature LED lights did you use?

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Everette Ponder Jr

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#2 posted 09-16-2020 10:08 PM

The lights are 6” Lithonia Lighting Ultra Thin Wafer
my wife thinks the lights a too bright so I’m looking in to dimmer or less bright light with the same design. The light i used are made so you can cut out sheet rock and add the lights even if the ceiling joists are in side the hole.

3000K to 5000k 1090 to 1120 lumens per light 14W LED Link to similar lights

htps://mobileimages.lowes.com/product/converted/100173/1001735602.jpg?size=xl

-- Everette in Leicester, North Carolina

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woodbutcherbynight

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#3 posted 09-17-2020 12:41 AM



The lights are 6” Lithonia Lighting Ultra Thin Wafer
my wife thinks the lights a too bright so I m looking in to dimmer or less bright light with the same design. The light i used are made so you can cut out sheet rock and add the lights even if the ceiling joists are in side the hole.

3000K to 5000k 1090 to 1120 lumens per light 14W LED Link to similar lights

htps://mobileimages.lowes.com/product/converted/100173/1001735602.jpg?size=xl

- Everette Ponder Jr

Drop to 9 watts per light and stay at 3000K, will give you the yellow incandescent look I suspect she prefers. Blueish bright lights tend to be in the 6000K range. Great for task lighting, not so much for inside the house.

These are 9 watt 3000K lights much like what you used. 4 1/2 inch diameter. I tied them into two motion sensors for security lights.

And this is 32watt 5000K lighting, for working under carport. HUGE difference.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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swirt

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#4 posted 09-17-2020 01:23 AM

Nice work and I like the style. The turnbuckles and hardware could use some black spray paint… or some textured black paint to make them look more like wrought iron. Then the hardware would match the theme.

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Everette Ponder Jr

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#5 posted 09-17-2020 01:51 AM

I think you are right on the black paint I have been thinking about doing that.

-- Everette in Leicester, North Carolina

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hockeyfan_019

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#6 posted 09-17-2020 02:24 PM

Great idea, looks really nice! Did you consider using LED tubes instead of the individual light, or are you going for more of a “spotlighting” distribution pattern? Did you have any trouble finding a driver that can support enough wattage to drive them all?

FYI I have been working in a track-light conversion to LED and have noticed that finding bi-pin MR16 LED “bulbs” with the desired temp range, wattage, light pattern (flood or spot), and dimmability can be really tricky,and many drivers are only compatible with specific dimmers. So, if you want to modify your design to use dimming capability, it may not be so easy without spending some time to find all the necessary hardware, and rewiring. Good luck though, looks great so far!

-- Most of my tools are older than I am

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Everette Ponder Jr

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#7 posted 09-17-2020 03:51 PM

Each light has it own driver.
I like the look of the round lights, and I have been placing then in the bed rooms of my home for more light. I also place a couple in a dark corner of my master bath.
I do have a problem with the lights being to bright for my wife’s liking. I’m going to place a dimmer in the circuit, need a 3 way switch dimmer. The lights I’m using are supposed to be dimmable from 100 to 10 percent. The lighting specialist I’m using is getting me a dimmer soon i will let you know how it goes.

-- Everette in Leicester, North Carolina

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hockeyfan_019

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#8 posted 09-18-2020 05:44 PM



Each light has it own driver.
I like the look of the round lights, and I have been placing then in the bed rooms of my home for more light. I also place a couple in a dark corner of my master bath.
I do have a problem with the lights being to bright for my wife s liking. I m going to place a dimmer in the circuit, need a 3 way switch dimmer. The lights I m using are supposed to be dimmable from 100 to 10 percent. The lighting specialist I m using is getting me a dimmer soon i will let you know how it goes.
- Everette Ponder Jr

Awesome, thanks for the details! I’m so cheap I didn’t even consider just using multiple drivers, so that’s a great option. I still haven’t figured out the dimmers, but considering the primary task was to get rid of “dimness” anyways, I’m excited to get “full power” lol

-- Most of my tools are older than I am

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