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Ceiling lights or lamps?

  1. JakeFrost profile image61
    JakeFrostposted 5 years ago

    Ceiling lights or lamps?

    I prefer lamps, I find the ceiling lights way too bright and quite dull. I only need a light on in the evening and a nice lamp does the job quite nicely. How about you? What do you prefer and why?

  2. naeemebrahimjee profile image74
    naeemebrahimjeeposted 5 years ago

    I think a lamp is a lot warmer and more personal.

    For your personal time is suits a lot better.

    A ceiling light is okay for the everyday normal boring time!

  3. Mama Kim 8 profile image94
    Mama Kim 8posted 5 years ago

    I like our ceiling lights because they give more even lighting instead of one area being really bright and the other side of the room dim. However, if I'm reading or something of the sort I prefer a lamp.

  4. Dancing Water profile image60
    Dancing Waterposted 5 years ago

    Lamps provide cozy atmosphere, and they are quite effective for close reading.  Ceiling lights do not lend themselves to a homey atmosphere, and for the most part, feel like an intrusion.  However, they do provide light when it is required for practical purposes.

  5. BlossomSB profile image92
    BlossomSBposted 5 years ago

    In my sitting-room I have both, but normally I use a standard lamp as that is quite sufficient for reading, knitting, etc. while watching TV, and with the latest economical globe it is more environmentally friendly. However, when I need the whole area lit - if I'm looking for something or have guests then I use the ceiling lights, of which there are two, each with three bulbs, so it gives a really good light, but certainly uses more electricity.

  6. alvairs profile image62
    alvairsposted 5 years ago

    Yes i do prefer lamps because it is convenient to turn off and on, also it is more comforting and gives me a sense of calm and focus when working on my laptop compared to a overhead light.

  7. ThompsonPen profile image80
    ThompsonPenposted 5 years ago

    It completely depends! In general, I really do prefer a lamp, especially by my bed. I hate getting all nestled in and then having to get up and walk across the room to turn the overhead light off.
    But, if I'm cleaning, or if I'm doing anything that's a bit more active, then I want the over head light so I can see what I'm doing.
    My living room, as neato as it is, doesn't have any ceiling lights, and it drives me nuts. I only have one lamp for it as well, and I rely a little bit on the light from the kitchen spilling into the living room.
    Over all I certainly prefer lamps as they present a more comfortable and intimate atmosphere, with the added bonus of being easier to decorate as well.

  8. profile image0
    Leela Rainelleposted 5 years ago

    Ceiling lights. They would usually be in the home when you move in, so you don't have to even think about bringing lights. Though, for when I don't need a full room lit, a nice table lamp can double as a decorative piece.