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lighting.gif (6888 bytes) A diagram of the lighting layout used for the basement

The lighting in the bar area was broken down into 6 groups:

  • Room
  • Upstairs / Downstairs
  • Over Bar
  • Under Bar
  • Dart Board
  • Back Bar


The room lights consisted of six Halo brand "highhats" or recessed ceiling fixtures.  Four of the highhats are controlled by one dimmer switch, and the other two by another dimmer switch.   The switches are located at the bottom of the stairs.  Each fixture has a 60 watt flood type bulb.

Upstairs / Downstairs

There are two additional highhats placed at the bottom of the stairs and controlled by an upstairs / downstairs switch and dimmer combo.  Each fixture has a 60 watt flood type bulb.

Over Bar

Over the bar are placed three small Halo brand bullseye lights.  All three are controlled by a single dimmer located behind the bar.  Each fixture has a 60 watt standard type bulb.

Under Bar

Rope lights were installed along the under side of the edge of the bar to provide light in the work area.  two six foot lengths of rope light were joined to run the full 13 foot length of the bar.  The lights are plugged into a switched outlet and controlled by a switch next to the other dimmer switches behind the bar.

Dart Board

In the dart area is a single highhat in the middle of the area and another highhat with a "wall wash" cover just over the dart board.  The wall wash cover is an additional piece that attaches to the Halo fixture after the bulb is in and focuses the light in a particular direction (in this case on the dart board).

Back Bar

An additional two highhats are placed above the liquor display area on the back bar.  They are controlled by a dimmer placed behind the bar.