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post #61 of 66 Old 05-19-2019, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
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You may have to start knitting, @RidingWithRuby !

For a while, I had a bedside lamp with a very plain beige lampshade, which I dressed up one day with a matchstick / bamboo place setting held together with red thread, so red / bamboo coloured, natural texture. I just wrapped the thing around the shade, cut to size, sewed it up at the back, and had a natural-looking lampshade without reducing the light output significantly.

For the ceiling lights at our place, we gave up and we use either plain exposed pearl bulbs in their sockets (kitchen, corridor) or rice paper lampshades (lounge, bedrooms), which look lovely, suit anything natural and are inexpensive.

"Balloon" lampshade here:



Budget was a huge consideration for us, and we focused on good basics first, and cut out a lot of unnecessary fripperies. We like the resulting simplicity.
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post #62 of 66 Old 05-19-2019, 05:53 PM
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I'm kind of the opposite, I like lamps and don't really like overhead light unless it's really small lights. Problems with lamps is I cannot ever find what I like either.

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My eyes aren't as good as they once were and to read I need good light. I have a fluorescent light in the kitchen which is fine and a halogen desk lamp in my bedroom.

Nothing special at all. They do what I need - give me the correct light to read with!
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My eyes aren't as good as they once were and to read I need good light. I have a fluorescent light in the kitchen which is fine and a halogen desk lamp in my bedroom.

Nothing special at all. They do what I need - give me the correct light to read with!

I also need extra light to read. One thing I do at the Tractor store is grab one of those little LED flashlights and put it in the buggy and when I come to something I want to read use it to light up the small print on the package to read instructions or ingredients . Then put the light back before I check out.

So if you are shopping behind me and you buy one of those little LED lights you might not be getting one with full batteries. LOL
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Watch out, @RegalCharm , or your karma might catch up with you when you visit your dentist!

Yep, when our eyesight deteriorated in the last couple of years in our mid-40s, I just kept on putting brighter lightbulbs into our bedside lamps for two years. Denial is not a river in Egypt, etc. Then early this year I sat down to start another paper journal after a 5-year break from paper journalling, and found I could not see my own handwriting at that distance, it was all a blur. Screens are further away, brightly lit and lull you into a false sense of security! So now we have reading glasses - and are having nightly reading festivals. Even with the bright lights, we were getting eye strain after just 20 minutes at the end of our denial phase... and now we can read again for hours!

Flouros don't work for me - the light oscillates, and gives me headaches. Then I remembered a study about that very thing, and why flouros aren't allowed in German classrooms!
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Well the technician did have to try 4 times to get an upper impression that would pass inspection so a upper plate could be made. She said she sure was glad that I was not a gagger. LOL.... Took 3 times to get the lower mold and the last one was questionable.
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