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Old 01-22-2019, 08:48 AM   #16
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Re: Opinions on best bedside lamp setup


Picturing Mystriss's setup, I had another thought.

Hotels always have those wall-mounted lamps over (or between) the beds. You know the ones; push once for one side, again for the other side, again for both, and again for off.

I always hated them. I'd have to turn around and crawl up in the bed, or get out of bed if the lamp is centered between two beds, to hit the button.

So I'm voting for either outlets for bed-side lamps, or at least some sort of remote option. I'm getting so used to my WiFi thermostats that when one didn't respond right away this morning, I started looking up replacements. I'd be lost now without a smart phone app to control the stat. I'll bet lighting would be the same way.
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one of the nicest, more recent things Alexa can do is that you can whisper commands and she can whisper back so you don't wake anyone up. Great for turning off outlets when the significant other is sleeping.

Do we want to know what you whisper to her (it?), and what she says back?
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Do we want to know what you whisper to her (it?), and what she says back?


Sounds like you do!

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I don't know if it's one of those "want what you don't have" kind of thing. But I have table lamps, and they take up most of the space on the table that is kind of annoying. So I would sooo go with wall mounted, if I had the chance with a renovation...
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Table lamp or wall mounted?
Table lamps work great when you have plenty of space; when you find beautiful table lamps that you cannot find in a wall lamp; when you have large pieces of art on the wall and don't want to disrupt that. Wall lamps work great when you're short on space; when you're not short on space but you want the extra floor space to be open; when you're more of a minimalist (wall lamps tend to be more simple). Depending on where your outlets are, the electrical cord on a table lamp might be hidden from view behind the bed, but the electrical cord on a wall lamp is going to drop down from your wall and it will look tacky unless you use a cord cover (this is added work).

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If wall mounted, where is the best place on the wall to mount it relative to the mattress surface and mattress side
Ideally, above where you are reading and equally on the opposite side -symmetrical with your bed.

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Old 02-21-2019, 09:51 PM   #21
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I like my wall lamp. No planning, it just came in a auction box with a bunch of other crap. When the boys left home I found that lamp, walled it beside a twin bed with a screw in a stud and it makes a fine place to take a nap. It has one of those roller switches in the cord, or whatever they're called, and the elect recep is down behind the bed of course. It looks like cut glass and gold plated but I ain't tellen anyone any different.
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Anyone else spent any time in a Hospital room?

They have a light fixture mounted on the wall above the beds, with a pull string, 1 click, light for reading, 2 clicks, light up to illuminate the room, 3 click, both on, 4 clicks, all off.

I too have a pair of those touch lights, in the guest room.

I prefer a table lamp for reading in bed.


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Lamps like in the hospital are an interesting idea. My wife loves to read in bed, but she uses a special LED reading lamp. In order that the light was correct and there was no shadow on the pages, it clings to a cover of the book and reads calmly. First, this light doesn't prevent me from sleeping, and secondly, it has 100% light on the text, this light is safe for the eyes. Here bestlightguide.com/best-book-lights-for-reading-in-bed in the article you can find more information about this. Previously, we had sconces above the bed, but this light prevented me from sleeping, besides, we made repairs in the bedroom, and I believe that such reading lamps are more comfortable. They can be taken in the road or transferred to another room.
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We have Alexa, operating the lights in the Living Room (4 lights) and the Family room, (2 lights)
but not in the bedrooms. The living room lights are on
timers as well.

I have one of those tacky lights in a guest room.
That's great! Sorted life.
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Make the management of space properly, so that things will be placed nicely.
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