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My basement recessed ceiling

My basement recessed ceiling

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Looking to install troffers at some point and remove the shop lights screwed to the ceiling by the previous owner.

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Dec 24, 2018 at 02:38 PM Author: streetlight98
LOL I love how they put troffers in the unfinished portion of the basement and used these cheap stupid lights over the drop ceiling where the troffers should go lol. BTW, you could use 2X4 troffers if you wanted, just pop out a 2ft piece of track to make the opening 2x4 instead of two 2x2 openings.

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Dec 24, 2018 at 04:46 PM Author: Lightingguy1994
Never understood why people put up such nice ceilings but then cheap out hard on the lighting like your previous owner did. Looks like there is enough space to have 2x4 troffers in there. It would be best to have more than one or two fixtures so the room is evenly lit, like as if it was an office. A single light in the middle of the room creates shadows. In ceilings lacking headroom for 2x4 troffers, 1x4 troffers will fit between the wooden beams.
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Dec 24, 2018 at 05:05 PM Author: Alights
Too bad they didn't install a proper troffer, but I guess that's the good news that you get to pick out whatever you feel like, and LED pannels are the one thing that comes in handy when doing jobs with very little clearance to above duct work ect

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Dec 24, 2018 at 05:31 PM Author: Cole D.
I think a louver troffer would look good here. I would do maybe two of them and space them apart. Although on 2x2 grid ceilings I really like how it looks with evenly spaced round recessed lights.

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Dec 24, 2018 at 08:37 PM Author: streetlight98
Louvered or parabolic troffers would look really nice.

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Dec 25, 2018 at 09:06 AM Author: Bluesvan
I think I will do more than one light in each basement section. There are two recessed ceiling sections, one on each side of the center beam that holds the first floor up. The only issue is in one section the long ceiling supports go from front to back, as in the section shown, so that light should be rotated 90 degrees as that middle piece does not pop out, but the pieces to its left and right do. In the other half of the ceiling, the long supports go from side to side.
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Dec 25, 2018 at 10:31 AM Author: streetlight98
Ah so you almost have to use 2x2 lights to get the lights to all face the same direction. That stinks that they didn't think ahead with the drop ceiling. My experience is that the ceiling guys usually never do. Some that really don't care will start with a full tile in one corner and then go across the room and deal with the "fraction pieces" at the end in the opposite corner lol.

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