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  • The Modina collection two-light linear wall sconce from Jeremiah by Craftmade wears a Chrome finish with clear glass. Shown with Teiber Early Electric bulbs and also available in an Espresso finish.
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  • The Avizza table lamp plays on geometrics in a Champagne finish. It stands 33 inches tall.
  • The Genie table lamp has a ribbed frosted glass base coupled with brushed and black nickel accents. The white linen drum shade adds the perfect proportion to this lamp. A three-light matching arc lamp is also available.
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I have eight 6-inch can lights. First, I dropped wattage down to 40W to 50W to save energy. Then I converted to CFLs. I now find that, even with CFLs supposedly designed for unvented can lighting, they don't last more than two years. At first I was using the pseudo flood lamps with CFL spiral inside. I have given up and have gone to the "naked" spiral, but heat still seems to be a problem with shortened life spans. As their price is slowly dropping, I am considering going to LED, but will I still have the heating issue? Also, current readily available LEDs do not have the "daylight" temperature option. Will a higher Kelvin rating ever be available and give a decent life span?

The currently installed cans do not have thermal shutoffs. I have not seen or read of a retrofit and plan to completely replace the cans. Does this step make sense? Is it critical to take this step? I am not sure if, with current codes, I can even buy cans that are not thermally protected. I am moving toward more task lighting in the room and away from heavy use of the can lights. The ability to dim lights back in the day of the incandescent was very nice. Is that possible with LED? Help!

This is a very detailed question, more like a lighting diary. It looks like you have been trying a lot of alternatives for your recessed fixtures. First off, thermal cutoffs are installed in fixtures so that if they get too hot, they turn themselves off automatically. This would more likely occur if you're using standard incandescent or halogen sources, but since the LED and CFL sources run cool, there is no real need to change your existing fixtures. Daylight, as a lamp color temperature, is...
Laura Van Zeyl
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