Discussion in 'RapidLED' started by Renee@LionfishLair, Sep 8, 2011.
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Not to be nitpicky but I think PAR30's should be 3.75" in diameter (PAR38's are 4.75" in diameter)
It was BoostLED that told me so in Sept of 2010. I'm looking at the email. Has something changed with them since then?
This is what I was told....
"Those will not work because they do not allow the heatsink to give off the heat. I'd recommend something open without the enclosure/hood."
I was inquiring about single drop lights and track lighting.
Oh ya, a friend has one of those.... wasn't too fussy personally.
Not sure if I'm reading this wrong but in the picture I showed the bulbs aren't being obstructed/surrounded by anything and are in open air. I'm going to agree with Seano on this one and say that if it's not in a recessed can then it should be fine. As long as it's just the neck (where you screw the bulb in) that is recessed and the body of the bulb is exposed to the air then heat should be able to escape just fine. If the larger fixture is enclosed by a canopy then you'll want to get some air flow in there.
Ah, we have different ideas of what a kitchen light is.
Ya.... the bare bulb look is something I'm looking to avoid.
Seano, can you show me an example of what you are talking about?
This is the fixture and shade I plan to use and I linked it to my post when I asked them about it on 3reef. Oh and the shade is actually 5" x 5" square, not 4 like I originally told you.
Nickel-silver pendant fixture
5" White glass shade
I'll try to see if I can dig up the actual post. :-/ Its was a few months back in one of my or BoostLED's threads.
So you're going to put a shade over them?
I found your thread. I don't get it. I was told just two months before that it wouldn't work. Odd.
Thanks. Was that in my build thread or somewhere else?
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