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where does the light go?

Posted by pauln60 (My Page) on
Fri, Jan 1, 10 at 9:02

Hi all,

My pet peeve about most light fixtures - particularly
sconces - is that they seem to be designed to call
attention the themselves and not to direct the light
where you want it to go. In particular, it seems to be
hard to find a sconce that can be mounted at eye height
and will direct the light up to the ceiling and/or down
to the floor instead of directly into your eyes. This
seems strange - I want to illuminate nearby surfaces,
not eyeballs. Something like
http://www.seascapelamps.com/pages/MainMenu/products/productDescription.aspx?id=834
but preferably lower cost.

Any ideas much appreciated.

Paul N.


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RE: where does the light go?

The configuration you describe is common in modern lighting but no as much in traditional lighting.

Here is a link that might be useful: Lightolier wall lighting


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