Problem: ENDS OF DINING TABLE IN DARKNESS
Solution: Your lighting fixture is likely too short for your
table. Consider redoing your above-the-table light, either
with a longer chandelier or a cluster of pendants.
Problem: SHADOWS IN THE BATHROOM MIRROR
Solution: It might be your light’s fault. If you have lots
of natural light close to a grooming mirror, it typically
compensates for a too-bright light overhead. If not,
consider placing sconces to either side for more flattering
Problem: FAMILY ROOM EYESTRAIN
Solution: You might need more light that you can adjust as
needed. Go for portable lamps with dimmers.
Problem: WALKWAY GLARE OUTSIDE
Solution: Hooded fixtures are best for paths and sidewalks.
And remember: Pushing the light to trees, bushes, and
other landscape elements is the goal for outdoor lighting.
Problem: SHADOW-PRONE CLOSET
Solution: Mini lights—some as ropes—can be installed
above and below shelves, adding task illumination to help
when picking out clothing.
Problem: DARK STAIRWELL
Solution: Step lights are tiny and can be installed on risers
to help make going up and down safer.
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