Interior decorating [Lighting] (4)

1 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2008-01-27 01:53 ID:HwwCpvP9

I guess this goes here. I currently live in a dorm, but I'll hopefully be moving into an apartment next term. If it's on-campus, chances are that it'll have your standard garish fluorescent lighting. Now, fluorescent lighting is fine if you're using it to see, say, in a garage or something, but it isn't very pleasing at all to the eye in small living conditions. Does anyone know how to properly light a room with light, somewhat on the soft and amber side, instead of the bright-ass fluorescent tubes raping my eyes? I live in the dark sometimes, currently, because I can't stand the awful room lights--I usually just turn on a string of Christmas lights that I've strung around the room. Any suggestions?

2 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2008-01-28 12:41 ID:ILnO5ViQ

I use a set of standing sphere shaped lamps which actually use LEDs. The LED provides a pretty darn close to white light without flickering, and I suspect they use a lot less power than the incandescent ones in the ceiling.

Downside is multiple lamps need to be turned on individually. Now if I had a remote control device of some sort that could do them all at once...

3 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2008-01-28 19:46 ID:HwwCpvP9

Ah, I don't mind the need to turn on multiple lamps. Doesn't get to me, for some reason--it's romantic, in a sense!

4 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2008-01-29 13:26 ID:PKXOyzrq

Use bouncing light. Take some very bright lights that can be directed (cone-headed, or stuff) be them LED-based or not, and aim them at the walls/roof. The light will bounce off and diffuse gently in the room. You can use lightly colored lights aimed at different points to create interesting ambiances. (red/blue often results in something... a bit sensual).

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