The Lighting Cove contemporary cove molding for indirect lighting is designed for a multitude of applications. With the additional installation support this profile can perfectly hide curtain systems or with LED lighting as a mood creator. This cove molding profile can be used as up- or down-lighter.
– outstanding quality crown molding made from high-density polyurethane and designed specifically for installation with indirect lighting, environmentally friendly material is hypoallergenic and fully recyclable, no CFC, no PVC, no formaldehyde;
– rope or LED lighting can be easily fixed from inside the molding or on the wall behind the molding;
– water and humidity resistant;
– crown molding is pre-primed with water-based white paint;
– has a tough, extremely smooth surface;
– complimentary flexible molding available;
– metal dies used for consistent quality and the perfect part to part match for hassle free installation;
Josh P (verified owner) –
This crown molding is…OK. Because it does not meet both walls, depending on how you install it for indirect lighting, it can be a challenge with which to work. This can be compounded by the inconsistency of the molding. Some of the lengths of molding I purchased were slightly twisted end to end. I’m not sure if that’s the result of the molding process or the manner in which it was shipped – the shipping looking solid to me. The cove curve also did not seem to be consistent between lengths. These things made cutting and mating ends difficult, especially the corners. Something else to consider is that these are very large pieces that are asymmetric because of the way they must be mounted. My 12″ double compound miter saw struggled to cut this cleanly. This is not the fault of the molding; however, the inconsistency of the molding certainly didn’t help with installation after cutting. Overall, it worked fine for me and ended up looking great; however, it required quite a bit of extra work to make it look good. I wish this commenting platform provided a means to show pictures of the molding and the installation, especially before and after the patching cleanup of the installed joints and corners.
Some suggestions if you buy this:
1) Buy some Dap Fast ‘N Final lightweight spackling. It’s not particularly easy to work with, either, but will allow you to clean up mismatching joints with a very flexible, relatively sandable compound. This stuff saved my installation.
2) Buy some 3M 3350 tape to back the lengths where you intend to lay indirect lighting. Although this tape is generally used for air conditioning ducts, it is reflective and will work well with indirect lighting.
One final note. I don’t believe that any of the negative impressions or experiences I had this molding in any way reflect on InvitingHome. I’ve purchased from them on multiple occasions and have only found them to be helpful and timely with their shipping. Other molding that I have ordered from them did not seem to have the same inconsistencies that this did, but, again, this molding is a little unique in how it installs.