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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:13 AM

16. Before electric lights people used to live by candle light....

The idea that you have to make it as bright as day indoors at night is new. You would be surprised how little light you actually need if it's placed in the center of the room near the ceiling. A single nightlight bulb in a 15x15 room will light it just fine for normal use. At least enough to prevent stepping on the cat in the dark.

I lived beyond phone and electric lines in the 80s and rigged a 12v lighting system in the house using turn indicator bulbs which are actually rather bright.

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