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post #31 of 66 Old 07-14-2015, 08:00 PM
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My thought exactly! My dad was a doctor, so I remember him using a lamp like that.
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SueC, I love your armoire...what I can see of it, anyway. I imagine "the whole enchilada" is gorgeous.

I got a kick out of the lamp pics and descriptions. haha!!

I dislike lamps and I do not own one. It just seems like extreme overkill for one or two bulbs. Pooh-Bah. We have a lot of skylights, so - maybe if we didn't I would see it differently.

I do like the new led flameless candles though. Downside - they are battery operated. Not quite the "candle light power" you are looking for, I am sure. :)
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I dislike lamps and I do not own one. It just seems like extreme overkill for one or two bulbs. Pooh-Bah. We have a lot of skylights, so - maybe if we didn't I would see it differently.
But you see, we like to read at night in bed, and we think some of our guests might like to do that too!
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But you see, we like to read at night in bed, and we think some of our guests might like to do that too!
Read?

I can select overhead lighting just on "my side", but I'm to lazy to get up and turn it off, so I got a kindle. My mom has complained about that no lamp thing whilst visiting, though.
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SueC, I love your armoire...what I can see of it, anyway. I imagine "the whole enchilada" is gorgeous.

I got a kick out of the lamp pics and descriptions. haha!!

I dislike lamps and I do not own one. It just seems like extreme overkill for one or two bulbs. Pooh-Bah. We have a lot of skylights, so - maybe if we didn't I would see it differently.

I do like the new led flameless candles though. Downside - they are battery operated. Not quite the "candle light power" you are looking for, I am sure. :)
I'm almost the opposite. I can't stand overhead lighting (we have an attic, so no skylights in the upstairs OR downstairs rooms), so lamps are my go-to. While I like turning on a light when I walk into a dark room (I hate the dark), I far prefer turning on a lamp than an overhead light.

We have some of the LED candles, but they really are useless. Just a single point of light with no notable distribution.
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I'm almost the opposite. I can't stand overhead lighting (we have an attic, so no skylights in the upstairs OR downstairs rooms), so lamps are my go-to. While I like turning on a light when I walk into a dark room (I hate the dark), I far prefer turning on a lamp than an overhead light.

We have some of the LED candles, but they really are useless. Just a single point of light with no notable distribution.
I don't like the dark, either. I put led nightlights everywhere, including the kind that act as a flashlight, too - just incase. :)

Against better judgment, I just have to have one of those led candles w the timer for "nightlight". :) If nothing else, I'll put them in my patio candle lanterns and attract bugs!

I do like the driftwood, cactus or other natural looking lamps, at least you get a piece of art for the footprint. And, I really liked the "retrofitted" lantern someone posted, and it seems like it would fit well in your beautiful home, Sue.
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There's something really cozy about lamps and they can be an art object as well as being functional
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Read?

I can select overhead lighting just on "my side", but I'm to lazy to get up and turn it off, so I got a kindle. My mom has complained about that no lamp thing whilst visiting, though.
Ah, but you know, although we too sometimes read on e-readers or our netbooks, we are the kind of fossilised archetypes who really enjoy paper books most of all! The smell, the feel, the whole history of books and book-binding and printing... so much richer than IT!

And if you have a bedside lamp, you don't have to get up to turn it off! That's my piece in praise of bedside lamps.

I am considering ordering a pair of glow-owls to see if they can be made to emit enough light for book-reading, and be comfortable too (light shining directly into eyes is not cool when reading). If it's a no to either of these, I will put low-lumen bulbs into them and just have one in each guest room for mood lighting. I think the owls have something to offer for atmosphere one way or the other.
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I'm almost the opposite. I can't stand overhead lighting (we have an attic, so no skylights in the upstairs OR downstairs rooms), so lamps are my go-to. While I like turning on a light when I walk into a dark room (I hate the dark), I far prefer turning on a lamp than an overhead light.

We have some of the LED candles, but they really are useless. Just a single point of light with no notable distribution.
We don't like harsh lighting, and our overhead lighting is all low/medium lumen bulbs that emit a warm golden light. We're finding it really great for creating a cosy evening atmosphere, and for our Circadian rhythms: Bright electric lighting interferes with those. You know how they put bright lights in commercial hen barns to increase their lay by messing with their Circadian rhythms? Yet modern humans also routinely expose themselves to that kind of biological disruption. The low-intensity, eye-friendly soft, golden lights are really great at getting it through to our bodies it's not business as usual, but transition time for upcoming sleep!

We have a lot of rice paper lamps in the house and they too help soften and diffuse the electric light.

During the day, superbly daylit even on gloomy days.

PS: Some of the modern alternatives to Edison bulbs really make my eyes hurt... especially the blue-toned, flickering ones. Yeuch. Good thing they have nice non-Edison bulbs now too.

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PS to owl lamps:

Other lamps, of course, are still on the list as well, and there have been some great examples and links here, thanks everyone!

And keep your DIY projects and ideas coming, I'm listening!

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