Critique my downlight position [pics]

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  1. Movendi

    Movendi Techno-süchtige

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    Testing out downlights to face down on my desk. Length is 246cm so i positioned the downlights 61.5cm away from each side-wall. I don't want to drill holes in yet so i've faced the downlights facing up from the table.

    Here is the original:

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    And flipped:
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    Yes i know ones tilting slightly to one side cause it's hard to perfectly balance them but what i'm asking is if the distance between the lights is right? They're both 11.5 cm away from the brickwall.

    I plan to put a 30" lcd and dj equipment in the middle of it. Thoughts :dunno:
     
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    i like from ceiling down
     
  3. Noelting

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    this thread made me nauseous :rofl:
     
  4. Suazo

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    what the fuck is going on here
     
  5. Movendi

    Movendi Techno-süchtige

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    yea that's what i plan but i'm not deciding whether if i should do from table up or ceiling down. I'm asking if it's symmetrical or should they be placed further/closer to each other for better shadow effect :dunno:
     
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    have you tried a single light?

    edit: i like from ceiling down
     
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    what the hell did i just see?
     
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    Have you just rotated the image 180?
     
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    Movendi Techno-süchtige

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    yea, i'm pretty sure i made that clear
     
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    I would put only one, in the middle
     
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    blkhonda1991 "Zoinks!!"

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    definitely down...putting dimmers on it? they seem a tad bright to me
     
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    Yea dimmers will be on.

    Not enough light and too much dark shadow areas as it is.
     
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    Ideotique Drinking on monday nights does not make me an alco

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    Sorry, I was distracted by the cheap 1980s motel brick wall. What was the question?
     
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    move the one opposite the brick wall in a little closer for a bit more overlap.
     
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    Movendi Techno-süchtige

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    K, i've got a beam supporting the lights now so i don't have to flip the pic 180. The effect is different to what i was expecting. Is there a way to acheive a solid wash of light instead of the apparent 2 comming out of each light? These are halogen downlights btw.

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    Doesn't cover enough workspace

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    i feel really motion sick after that, no joke no homo

    dipset

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    you could center them right next to each other and angle them outward, but the wash of light wouldn't be equal (it wouldn'd be as bright on the outside edges).

    that's really your only other option
     
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    but i've seen the smooth wash effect at some bars. Are they just using different lights?
     
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    where do you want it "smooth?" along the back wall?
     
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    Movendi Techno-süchtige

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    yeah on the back wall. Kinda like this pic, but this example is way too bright.


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    See how it's not like on mine where you see 2 half-ovals comming from each bulb.

    Actually this is probably a better example but is pretty dim

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    I like it from down to up... but my opinion is biased because I hate direct lighting...

    But up to down looks better :)
     
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    the two areas you're seeing on your back wall are the beam and field angle (beam angle is the inside intense area of light and field angle includes the dimmer outside area). the only way to soften the difference between the two is to move the lights further away from the back wall so they aren't magnified. I'm not sure if your situation will allow you to do that though....

    I'm also not sure what type of lights you are using specifically. those other down lights you posted are specifically designed for certain environments/rooms.
     

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