DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Electrical and Wiring > Indoor Light





Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-28-2005, 07:49 PM  
zizibelle
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 15
Default 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?



__________________
zizibelle is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-01-2005, 11:19 PM  
sonofthesoil
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 20
Default

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.



__________________
sonofthesoil is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-14-2005, 08:51 PM  
FirTrader
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 51
Default

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.

__________________
FirTrader is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-11-2005, 03:27 AM  
john rivers
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 4
Default lighting

Quote:
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 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-11-2005, 03:29 AM  
john rivers
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 4
Default

Quote:
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


__________________
john rivers is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On