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I was thinking of having two downlights installed over the bed with baffles. I've seen it done in some places. Would it be too much glare?
 
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Baffles?

And why do you want spotlights over the bed? Wouldn't a more even form of general room illumination be better?
 
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I was aiming for a chandelier in the centre, two downlights in the bay and something near the bed. As this isnt the master not loads of room for lamps and bedside tables. Therefore I was aiming for downlights above the bed or wall lights.
 
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So you start with a light which doesn't do what you want, it being a spotlight, i.e. it produces a narrow beam of intense light, resulting in a glare problem.

And you fix that by blocking some of the beam so that it won't do the one thing it's designed to do, rather than looking for a light that doesn't have problems of fundamental unsuitability?

Hmmmm... :confused:

Use wall washers, possibly the ceramic type with cut-outs in the bottom to allow some light to come out downwards.
 
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I see, I just saw them used like that in a new development (low energy ones). I've seen an ideal pair or ceramic ones that you have mentioned that will match my fireplace.
Still ok to use a couple in the bay though. My sparki suggested using two over the cupboard area, but maybe best to install a light in the cupboards themselves?
 
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they're called diffusers, not baffles..

I take it you want these for reading in bed etc where your book would be creating it's own shadow with just the central light?
 
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Yes for tha purpose only really. Are the diffusers like a honeycomb cover over the lamp? Toss up between these or wall lamps/washers.
 
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