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zizibelle 09-28-2005 07:49 PM

Indoor Light
 
I live in an apartment (that I'm leasing) that does not have any ceiling lights. I'm currently using tons of lamps with high wattage bulbs and still I feel like I'm living in the dark. How hard would it be to install ceiling lights? Any suggestions on better light bulbs?

sonofthesoil 10-01-2005 11:19 PM

The easiest thing is to head down to IKEA and get some basic track lighting - I used a set for a particularly dark hallway, took me about 5 hours to install, give or take - recessed lighting and pot lights are just a pain.

FirTrader 10-14-2005 08:51 PM

If you are leasing, chopping some new electrical into the ceiling is just not really an option. What you need is some kind of light fixture that you can plug in but suspend from the ceiling. IKEA or a lighting store might just have something like that.

john rivers 11-11-2005 03:27 AM

lighting
 
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Originally Posted by zizibelle
I live in an apartment (that I'm leasing) that does not have any ceiling lights. I'm currently using tons of lamps with high wattage bulbs and still I feel like I'm living in the dark. How hard would it be to install ceiling lights? Any suggestions on better light bulbs?


If you can ge3t permission, your best option is a ceiling fan

john rivers 11-11-2005 03:29 AM

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Originally Posted by john rivers
If you can get permission, your best option is a ceiling fan

you may also have a switched receptacle (you know that switch by the front door that you dont know what it controls) for plugging a lamp


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