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I am a new first-time home owner, having purchased my first home in late October 2009. The home I purchased is an amazing and beautiful home, however you simply don't notice the little things here and there that need work or improvement.

I have a million questions about home improvement, and hope to find some answers here @ diy.stackexchange.com.


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comment Do any ultra quiet ceiling fans that have no motor hum exist?
I'm curious why this was down voted. While the quality of the writing is not great, are there any discrepancies in the facts? I have actually still not purchased a fan...once winter hit, I decided to hold off. I still need one, though...
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accepted What exactly is a PAR type LED lamp, how does it differ from R/BR type LED & CFL lamps?
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comment What exactly is a PAR type LED lamp, how does it differ from R/BR type LED & CFL lamps?
@Craig: How is their brightness? I am looking for around 800 lumens or so, to be used on a dimmer switch. The kits I saw not too long ago seemed to be 450 lumen, which is fairly dim.
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comment What exactly is a PAR type LED lamp, how does it differ from R/BR type LED & CFL lamps?
@Craig: I've seen the retrofit kits...they look like they may be more diffuse...what is the benefit of using them over just a bulb?
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comment What exactly is a PAR type LED lamp, how does it differ from R/BR type LED & CFL lamps?
Thanks bcworkz. I found a little more information, and it seems PAR type bulbs, thanks to their lenses, are capable of offering anywhere from an 18° to a 100° beam angle. I guess I'll have to try a couple out and see how they look. I am worried the lens will disperse light in an odd way relative to the nice diffuse manner R and BR type bulbs to.
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comment What exactly is a PAR type LED lamp, how does it differ from R/BR type LED & CFL lamps?
@NiallC: Sure, [recessed-lighting] will do, as that is what the question is about.
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comment What exactly is a PAR type LED lamp, how does it differ from R/BR type LED & CFL lamps?
Ok...I understand what PAR means in terms of an acronym...that was not realy my question though. How is a Parabolic Aluminized Reflector different from a standard Reflector? What is the quality of the light they project? Are PAR type lamps acceptable for use in, say, a kitchen? I'm asking for more than a one-liner...preferably from someone who has used PAR type lamps indoors who knows how they illuminate and how that illumination differs from standard R/BR type lamps.
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comment What exactly is a PAR type LED lamp, how does it differ from R/BR type LED & CFL lamps?
Could someone add these tags: flood, PAR?
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