Bad Ideas - Lighting
Things to Avoid Doing!
500w Halogen Lights
Unless you have a football field to light up.
Just one can waste thousands of pounds on electricity in its lifetime (Compared to better designed lighting that does exactly the same thing).
Bare Fluorescent Lights with random tube
A recipe for ugly lighting. See Fluorescent Lighting for how to do it properly.
Long list of downsides, but ultimately its a matter of preference, with some people being happy with its disadvantages.
Lights high up out of reach over stairs
A perfect recipe for serious injury.
- 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.