Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Greensboro, North Carolina
Faux wainscotting on stairway but light fixtures in the way...
I have been stuck on this home project for a couple days now trying to figure out what to do. I am planing to run chair rail up the stair way and install picture frame boxes under it. AS you can see by the picture, the step lights are right in the way of my molding. I had planned on moving the step lights but after I looked more closely at them they don't look easy to move and it would be a tight fit anyway inside the picture frames. My wife asked if I could just cut the molding around the lights but I think it would look very strange.
I have looked into smaller retrofit step light fixtures but I am unsure if theY will put out enough light.. The 60W incandescent bulbs in there now are rated for 850 Lumens and the brightest mini LED step lights I have seen are 385 Lumens.
I am looking for some suggestions on what to do here. If you have encountered this, I'd love to here your solutions.