Backlighting a no access attic dormer

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Old 06-05-17, 09:17 PM
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Backlighting a no access attic dormer

New construction; I have a cool cathedral window in my attic for design effect only. I have wired it for a switch controlled light. I need help on what is the best way to backlight this window so it appears to have a uniform soft glow....but doesn't advertise the attic framing behind it. I was thinking a low light bulb and maybe a sheer panel on the window. Any ideas from anybody who has done this would be appreciated. Thanks. Jim in Tennessee
 
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Old 06-05-17, 10:11 PM
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Not sure how anyone would know what your talking about without a picture so we can see what your seeing.
Whats a cathedral window?
A sky light?
In you area there should have been R-50 insulation, last thing I'd be worried about is back lighting,
https://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm...sulation_table
 
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Old 06-05-17, 10:29 PM
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You need to make a box out of it, paint it white inside and front light it.
This method will help in the insulating of the attic.

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I used bulbs to illustrate lamps.
Perfect application for LED strips. Easy to hide and uniform light.
 
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Old 06-06-17, 07:36 PM
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I have a similar setup, except with four dormers in the attic. What we did was to spray the interior faming with flat black paint. Then sheers across the windows and back lighting to give the impression it is a usable area.
 
 

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