Basement 2
Basements may be used for anything from a child’s play area to a home movie theatre or gym. For these types of activities, ambient lighting is usually sufficient.
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    CFL Torchieres
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    LED Ceiling-mounted Track Heads
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Base Case

Nine ceiling-mounted track heads, each containing one 65-watt BR30 incandescent reflector bulb, provide ambient lighting. Note that the location of the fixtures can cause glare in some areas, and shadows in other areas.

Relamp with LEDs

To save energy and provide more light, replace the nine 65-watt BR30 incandescent reflector bulbs with nine 11-watt LED BR30 bulbs.

Relamp with CFL Torchieres and LED Ceiling-mounted Track Heads

To save energy and provide more light, place two torchieres, each containing one 55-watt fluorescent circline bulb, behind the sitting area. Remove six track heads, each containing one 65-watt BR30 incandescent reflector bulb, from two of the three ceiling-mounted tracks. For a cleaner appearance, disconnect the electrical connections and remove the two disused tracks, as shown in the image. Replace the three 65-watt BR30 incandescent reflector bulbs in the remaining track heads with three 11-watt LED BR30 bulbs. This pattern minimizes shadows and glare.

Remodel with LED Recessed Downlights

To save energy, remove the nine ceiling-mounted track heads, each containing one 65-watt BR30 incandescent reflector bulb, and install six 14-watt LED recessed downlights. For a cleaner appearance, disconnect the electrical connections and remove the three disused tracks. This pattern minimizes shadows and glare, while providing a clean, uncluttered appearance.

Remodel with Linear Fluorescent Cove and CFL Floor Lamp

To save energy and brighten the ceiling, remove the nine ceiling-mounted track heads, each containing one 65-watt BR30 incandescent reflector bulb, and and install cove lighting containing two 32-watt, 4-foot T8 linear fluorescent lamps. For a cleaner appearance, disconnect the electrical connections and remove the three disused tracks. A floor lamp with one 19-watt CFL provides task lighting.

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Equipment Used
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Ceiling mounted track

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Incandescent reflector bulb
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Ceiling mounted track

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LED BR30 bulb
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Circline torchiere

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Fluorescent circline bulb
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Ceiling mounted track

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LED BR30 bulb
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LED downlight
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Floor lamp

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CFL
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Wall-mounted cove lighting

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T8 linear fluorescent

Calculate Your Cost and Energy Savings

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Base Case
Ceiling mounted track with 65W BR30 incandescent reflector bulb
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Improved Lighting
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Ceiling mounted track with 11W LED BR30 bulb
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Existing fixture is retained, so fixture cost is not included in initial cost of the improved lighting.
Improved Lighting
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Circline torchiere with 55W fluorescent circline bulb
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Ceiling mounted track with 11W LED BR30 bulb
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Existing fixture is retained, so fixture cost is not included in initial cost of the improved lighting.
Improved Lighting
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LED downlight
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Improved Lighting
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Floor lamp with 19W CFL
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Wall-mounted cove lighting with 32W, 4' T8 linear fluorescent lamp
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