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Friday Favorite: Lamps

October 5th, 2012

Mr Chiots and I were talking the other day about how much we love lamp light. We don’t use a lot of overhead lighting in the house because we prefer less direct lighting. We also don’t like a lot of bright light in the evenings.


There’s nothing more cozy that sitting by the warm glow of a lamp in the evening reading a good book (with a cup of tea of course). Around here it has to be an incandescent bulb, no CFL or LED bulbs allowed. As a highly sensitive person, these kinds of lights really bother my vision, give me migraines and cause sleep disruption. I can’t even be on my laptop within an hour of bedtime or I have trouble getting to sleep.

I think that’s one of the things I love about Christmas so much, the warm glow of the lights on the tree and outside.

My #1 favorite light source is the sun, as it’s natural and free, but it doesn’t stick around super late in the evenings, especially in the winter. It’s rather difficult to read by the light of the moon most nights, so lights are needed. Now that we have a larger house, I’m in need of a few more lamps. I guess I’ll have to start looking around for some sconces and lights.

Do you have a favorite type of lighting?

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