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  •  I don't need dimmers. (2+ / 0-)
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    KenBee, Creosote

    I cannot imagine wanting to have LESS light if I want to have light at all.  Darkness is for sleeping.

    I was also exquisitely trained as a child to turn off all lights whenever leaving a room.  I have to literally FORCE myself to leave a light on when I step from one room to another, it's such an ingrained habit.  This could be why I experience very little lifespan benefit from CFLs.

    I use CFLs to get the most light out of my ancient wiring and underrated fixtures.  By putting a 42-watt CFL into fixtures made for 60-watt incandescents, I can get twice as much light.    But in a five-light chandelier, I'll put three CFLs and 2 incandescents, so that I get a better color spectrum and some "instant-on".

    •  I'm the opposite (0+ / 0-)

      Sometimes I just can't take bright lights. I dim my laptop all the way down, and dim my LED lights down too.

      Perhaps my eyes are more sensitive to light than yours are. It runs in my family to be like that.

      Women create the entire labor force. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sympathy is the strongest instinct in human nature. - Charles Darwin

      by splashy on Sun Jun 23, 2013 at 03:24:06 AM PDT

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      •  There's lots of variation (0+ / 0-)

        in human perceptive arrays, certainly.  I tend to think of my problem as being connected to the diurnal cycling apparatus.  I'm exquisitely sensitive to light-dark levels in regard to state of consciousness.  I simply cannot focus intellectually without light levels approaching full outdoor daylight.  OTOH, give me enough light and I don't need caffeine; I can't sleep without near-total darkness.

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