Bad Ideas - Lighting

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Things to Avoid Doing!

500w Halogen Lights

Unless you have a football field to light up.

Dimmed PIR Lights

Just one can waste thousands of pounds on electricity in its lifetime (Compared to better designed lighting that does exactly thew same thing).

Bare Fluorescent Lights with random tube

A recipe for ugly lighting. 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.

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