Help me find or make a shade of some kind for my recessed kitchen LED lights.
As our home recently passed the 1-year mark, the light bulbs originally installed by the builder have started burning out. When two in the kitchen went in the same week, I decided to upgrade all four of the recessed flood lights there to LEDs, since Costco had a special on them. These
are basically the lights I got, except mine have an additional LED (and cost less than half the price).
They work great so far, but of course they do have some differences from the incandescent bulbs. Each "bulb" contains six high-brightness LEDs, and so has six pinpoints of very bright light rather than a uniformly lit surface, and if you glance directly at them they can leave spots in your vision. Also, the light is slightly more focused than the incandescent floods, and less yellow. None of those is a really big deal, but overall the lighting is a bit clinical in the kitchen now, and I'd like to make it a bit softer and warmer. Some loss of light is OK since the LEDs are a bit brighter than the old ones.
So I thought I'd look for a flat or slightly domed frosted glass shade that would mount to the recessed lighting fixture -- possibly held up using wire clips that hook over the "lip" inside the fixture. Ideally with a light yellow or cream tint. I'm having trouble finding anything like that.
The main caveat is that there must be some air circulation; LEDs don't last long in a completely sealed fixture due to overheating. Oo a gap is needed between the shade and the bottom of the "can" to let air in. And of course, it must not look Jerry-rigged;* high WAF** is vital here.
Anyone know if such a thing exists? Or know how I'd go about having something like that made, or making it myself (given that I am not historically very handy)?
* I'm Jerry
** Wife Acceptance Factor