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hsmeghan

In re-reading this article and thread of comments, it occurs to me that it hasn't been mentioned that when you install ceiling lighting such as the basket-types or some of the other more textural fixtures, you will have shadows either on the ceiling or across the room. When we moved in here 6 years ago I was thrilled to find there were seven ceiling fans already installed throughout the house, and I agree with others here that they are wonderful, but this is the one thing I don't like about them -- the flickering shadows they create. If the purpose of the chandelier is to provide light, why would you want a design that casts a lot of shadows?

On the other hand, I find ceiling lights in general to be too glaring and bright. I have not been able to find LED bulbs, standard size, in a low enough wattage to bring our bedroom ceiling fan (4 round bulbs) to a comfortable brightness. Sometimes you want a light that bright but not all the time. I'd love to find 15-watt bulbs to bring the 4 lights to the equivalent of one 60-watt bulb but the only ones I have found are decorative flame style that don't fit in the fixtures. If anyone knows where to buy such a thing, please let me know.

   
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Kiriosities
hsneghan, I have two Moroccan lights in our bedroom that I had converted to chandeliers/hanging pendants, to go with the one I made. The patterns and colors they create on the ceiling are like a work of art all onto themselves. We love them.
   
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hsmeghan

Kiriosities, that is really lovely and I see why you would love that. I guess it would make nice mood lighting in a bedroom.

   

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