Bad Ideas - Lighting

From DIYWiki
Revision as of 14:54, 24 April 2007 by NT (talk | contribs) (Category:Energy Efficiency)
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Things to Avoid Doing!

500w Halogen Lights

Unless you have a football field to light up.

Dimmed PIR Lights

A gross waste of energy and money. Just one can waste thousands of pounds on electricity in its lifetime.

Bare Fluorescent Lights with random tube

See Fluorescent Lighting for how to do it properly.

Halogen downlighting

Long list of downsides

Lights high up out of reach over stairs

A perfect recipe for serious injury.

Halogen Uplighters

  • A recipe for house fires.
  • Often excessively power hungry.

Plaster half-bowl uplighters

The only uplighter that manages to have none of the usual advantages of uplighting, and makes walls look terrible to boot.

See Also

Rewiring Tips

Fluorescent Lighting

Halogen Lighting