Monday, April 20, 2015

I Saw the Light, Praise the Lord I Saw the Light

"I saw the light I saw the light
No more darkness no more night"

Meanwhile back at the bathroom, the issue is lighting. This goes back a ways. I like soft gentle light - you know the kind that makes everyone look good. The kind of light that hides those blemishes and lines. The kind that also hides the not so perfectly clean kitchen. (Actually for the kitchen I prefer task lighting.) My DH, not so much.

In our kitchen we have the God awful fluorescent fixture in the ceiling that my girls and I never turn on. My DH, on the other hand, turns it on every time he walks into the kitchen. Years ago we started referring to that as "Surgical Lighting" - as in one could easily perform surgery under those lights. It is an ongoing point of contention. He says I am going to go blind because I do everything in the dark. (I am not in the dark, thank you, I am under direct task lighting.) I reply that may happen but my corpse will look much more attractive on the floor under softer lighting. He fails to see my humor.

"Then like the blind man that God gave back his sight, Praise the Lord I saw the light."

With the advent of LEDs we now have "blue" lighting. Well, not really "blue" but it is so white that next to anything else it is blue. The small fluorescent fixture over the sink on the kitchen needed replacing. It had two soft white (yellowish) lights in it. My assumption had been the replacement would be the same, but I would have been wrong. When the new fixture was installed - surgical lighting, albeit in a shorter fixture.

For the new bathroom, we selected a fixture with two open globes. I left before the electrician came to install them. When I returned I was surprised to find that those two lights with alabaster shades could produce surgical blue lighting - but yes folks, they did. My DH mentioned that he figured I would not be very happy with the lighting and I assured him he was correct. After some discussion about my going blind, he suggested adding a dimmer to the lights. I'm not sure if the compromise was dimmed surgical lights so he can retain the bright type lighting or dimmed soft lights so he can have the lights as bright as he wishes. We'll see.

"Now I'm so happy no sorrow in sight
Praise the Lord I saw the light."

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