By Richard from Blue Bell, PA on May 27, 2014
Can these lights be controlled by a remote?
By Chris from Pegasus Lighting on May 28, 2014
This light is hard wired to power in your ceiling. One way that you could control them by a remote control would be to purchase a light switch or dimmer that comes with a remote control (like this one from Lutron - http://www.lutron.com/en-US/Products/Pages/StandAloneControls/Dimmers-Switches/MaestroIRDimmer/Overview.aspx). Currently we don't offer this product on our website but give us a call and we could get one for you.
By Judy Brown from White Stone, Virginia on May 28, 2014
Answer:Yes they can. Make sure your remote dimmer/switch is compatible with the housing transformer used. Our application used the magnetic transformer. Lutron makes both an IR remote & a RF remote compatible with either Magnetic or Electronic low voltage product.
By Katsoma from California on May 28, 2014
Answer:Not as far as I know. Our electrician installed them
over the bed with separate controls including dimmer on each side. Also one of them can be turned on from the switch at the door if walking into a dark room. Bedside switch must be on to make this work.
By Eileen from New Jersey on February 25, 2014
Can you install a dimmer switch with this light?
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on February 25, 2014
Answer:Absolutely. The exact type of dimmer will be determined by the transformer type located in the housing you select. Most have magnetic transformers so you will likely need a magnetic low voltage dimmer.
By Bill Cooke from Stillwater, OK on June 10, 2014
How does this fixture mount?
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on June 11, 2014
The trim installs in a recessed housing (sold separately). Housings can be installed in a variety of ways depending on the type you use. I would suggest exploring the compatible housings we recommend to see the different options.
By Zia from Naples, Florida on June 11, 2014
Answer:A hole is created in the sheet rock of the ceiling for the housing and the transformer. Transformer is placed first in the hollow space above the ceiling followed be the fixture housing (the can supplied by the manufacturer). Wiring is done according to the instruction which comes with the fixture. Then the fixture is snapped into the housing. One needs to have some knowledge of wiring, installation of a dimmer switch and electrical code. etc. It is quite simple.
By Judy Brown from White Stone, Virginia on June 11, 2014
Answer:You have to use a recessed housing that is specified for use with this trim, then the trim itself has "legs" on it, for lack of a better description, that hold it in place when you insert it in the housing.
By Dorothy from Portland, Oregon on December 16, 2012
We are considering this fixture to spotlight a recently purchased forest landscape painting with an outside frame size of 50 1/2 (horizontal) X 40 1/2 inches (vertical). The oil painting itself measures 39 1/2 X 29 1/2 inches. What would be your recommendation for the type of lighting that would be most ideal for illuminating this size and style of oil painting? While on display the painting had a track light directed mostly at the sky area, but nicely picked up the golds/yellows that were on the ground. The lighting sold the painting. This oil will be displayed above a dining room buffet that is still on order. It will be the centerpiece of the dining room area which is somewhat small. We have read several of your online articles pertaining to lighting of artwork.
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on December 17, 2012
Answer:These lights would be great for illuminating this beautiful picture. I would recommend using 2 fixtures since it's especially large (see the second image we show on the product page).
By Mike Reiff from Houston, Texas on September 8, 2012
I need the plug/socket cord that goes from the bulb into the box, does this piece exist to order ? I need 7 of them.
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on September 10, 2012
Answer:Mike, I'm sorry, we do not carry the socket
By Kelly from NH on November 22, 2013
We are looking to light a loft area in a new log home. The ceiling are slanted. Someone suggested these kinds of recessed lights to light the area. Is this a good use for them?
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on November 24, 2013
By Raul from Texas on December 31, 2012
Hello, I am considering using a pair of these lights to provide accent lighting for a pair of oil paintings in my house. I was considering them primarily for their adjustability in directing the light, but other than this would you say there is any other difference in accent lighting quality over a line voltage eyeball light? I would be using a dimmer switch either way and the lights would be a new construction addition in my ceiling, there are no present lights there. Also would you say 50W bulbs would be sufficient or if there is a better brand/style of mr16 bulb for my purpose?
By Chris from Pegasus Lighting on December 31, 2012
I use these very lights in my house in the exact same manner you want to. I use them as accent lighting to light artwork on my wall. Our company president also uses these fixtures in this manner. They are awesome for this kind of situation.
You could also use a line voltage eyeball light. Using an eyeball over this adjustable elbow is more an aesthetic choice than anything else. Both would serve your purpose. Halogen lighting in general provides a crisp, white light. I don't think that there is any real difference in light quality between the two fixtures.
I use 50W lamps in my adjustable trims and I feel they are quite sufficient. Again, using these fixtures to light artwork on the wall is a great use. I love mine!
By Raul from Texas on December 31, 2012
Thank you for your answers, I have a follow up regarding the mr-16 bulbs since you guys have personal experiences with these lights. I've used SoLux bulbs before and was interested if you have any recommendation of what type of spread would be best for accent lighting, a narrow flood, flood, etc. Also do you any particular color temperature preference? Thanks again!
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on January 1, 2013
Of the SoLux MR16 light bulbs, I would recommend the 3500K, which is a neutral white. For the beam spread, I would recommend a flood light bulb if you are accenting a relatively large piece of artwork.
By Roxanne Thompson from San Antonio, Texas on March 20, 2014
Can I use this on a sloped ceiling. We're trying to light art over a fireplace . The current recessed low voltage MR16 fixture doesn't allow us to focus the light very well and we're looking for an alternative.
Thank You for your help!
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on March 20, 2014
Answer:Yes, the recessed light is suitable for use on a sloped ceiling.
By Mrs. Jackie Brosnihan from Grafton, Massachusetts on April 13, 2013
What is the size necessary in the ceiling to house this unit? We are redoing our entire living room and I have a large old oil painting that will go in an alcove. I am fairly sure we will need 2 of them due to the painting size. How far away from the painting should they be and how far apart should they be? Thanks for your help. This is a great website to assist we artwork lighting.
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on April 15, 2013
Answer:The ideal distance apart and the distance from the painting will depend upon the light bulb beam spread and wattage you intend to use as well as the lighting effect you desire. I would strongly suggest testing out the lights in the space before you complete the install.
There are several different housings to choose from, so the space needed will depend upon the housing you select.
If I assume that you will use the remodel housing, then these dimensions should give you an idea of the space required. View more detailed info on the housing page.
5.75in high x 4-7/8in wide x 14.5in long
By Peter from Seattle, Washington on January 23, 2013
Does it matter whether or not the lamps (MR16 light bulbs) are open or if they have protective glass? I'm changing a bulb in one of my fixtures for the first time and the existing bulb is open.
By Bob from New Mexico on January 23, 2013
Answer:If the lamp has a protective glass front (most MR16 do), the instructions are to NOT put the supplied glass in the assembly. Use the supplied glass only if the bulb's halogen element is not protected.
This is a very well designed and well made lamp housing. Much better than most I have seen. Tilts and rotates very easily, yet stays in place once set.
By Mike from Durham, NC on April 15, 2014
Can you use LED bulbs in this fixture?
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on April 15, 2014
You can use LED light bulbs under a few conditions.
1. The light bulb should be compatible with a magnetic AC transformer because the required housings use this transformer to step down the voltage.
2. The light bulb should be suitable for use in enclosed light fixtures so that it doesn't overheat.
By Cy from Florida on April 15, 2014
Answer:I do not think so, since this product works with low voltage. Although they may have produced LED that works with low voltage transformer. It is an interesting topic to research .
By Tim from Mantua, New Jersey on April 19, 2014
Can this product be used as an outdoor porch ceiling light to enhance a front door and what remodel kit should I use?
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on April 19, 2014
Answer:I would recommend this remodel housing - http://www.pegasuslighting.com/4inch-12v-recessed-lighting-housing-remodel-airtight.html
I am assuming this is a residential setting. If not then you may need a 277V input housing.
As long as the covered porch is not exposed to direct water spray than it is acceptable. The housing is suitable for damp locations.
By Jason from Santa Monica on April 19, 2014
Answer:I would not use this for an outdoor application. Im not sure really what you have going but you will need something different
By Greg from Ocean City, New Jersey on February 6, 2013
We want to illuminate a space 63" x 40" above the fireplace. There also is a 5" crown molding above this space to the ceiling. We tried a recessed lighting fixture in the ceiling at 21" from the wall, but the flood light caused a "hot spot" and didn't fill the space. When we moved the fixture to 60" from the wall, the top of the lighting beam illuminated just the lower half of the 63" x 40" space. The beam was wide enough, but not high enough, and I suspect that the recessed light, turned up at an angle into the housing, is a large part of the problem. Would an eyeball fixture solve this problem? Any other suggestions?
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on February 7, 2013
Answer:Yes, the eyeball adjustable trims are great for accenting items - see the application image on the page for a situation similar to yours. You can adjust the eyeballs to light the exact area you are wanting illuminated.
By Mike from Charlotte, NC on October 4, 2013
I plan to install 4 of these. Two will be in a ceiling with insulation. Do i need special protection, or is the airtight assembly OK?
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on October 4, 2013
You should use an insulated ceiling housing (IC rated) for the two that will be in contact with insulation.
For these lights, this is the compatible new construction IC rated housing - http://www.pegasuslighting.com/4inch-12v-recessed-lighting-housing-ic-airtight.html
By Ena E.F. Hammond from Roswell, GA on April 30, 2014
Can these lights be set directly into the ceiling, or is additional equipment required?
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on April 30, 2014
Answer:A housing is required for each trim to install in the ceiling. Please see the Accessories for the compatible required housings.