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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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Make the management of space properly, so that things will be placed nicely.
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You can use the best quality modern bedside lamps on the side of you bed, it is the right position for setup lamps.
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Seems like everyone will have Alexa or one of her sisters living with them in their home sooner or later. Just plug your wall bed sconces in to these and with the optional voice command, just tell your over/bedside light when to come on or go off. https://www.amazon.com/Gosund-Compat...NsaWNrPXRydWU=
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Project is long done but I figured I would share what I did. I ended up putting a wall sconce on each side of the bed. Each sconce is controlled by both a bedside wall dimmer switch and a switch by the bedroom door. There is also an electrical outlet with built in usb charging port at nightstand height on each side.
I am very happy and would do it the same way again.
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I think wall mounted lamp are the best option, it help to increase your room look. You can mount the lamps on the back of your bed.
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Seems like everyone will have Alexa or one of her sisters living with them in their home sooner or later. Just plug your wall bed sconces in to these and with the optional voice command, just tell your over/bedside light when to come on or go off. https://www.amazon.com/Gosund-Compat...NsaWNrPXRydWU=
Greg, I love those lights on and off with Alexa...we have three in the living room
and two in the family room, that go on and off at different times.

Two of them in the living room are also on timers -that go on and off
at different times.
When we’re home at night - I usually give the command to shut one off in
the living room ( when I remember to do so. )

I also love the Alexia for the radio feature/ music feature. The one in the
family room and the one in the kitchen are in sync, so as we move between
these rooms we can still hear what’s on.

Also, using it for a cooking timer is awesome. Before Alexa
I used to have to carry a separate timer into the family room from
the kitchen cause I couldn’t hear the oven or Micro timer from
the family room.

I’m the least techie person in America, but I can do Alexa!
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I think wall mounted lamp are the best option, it help to increase your room look. You can mount the lamps on the back of your bed.
There are some nice inexpensive clip on lamps - I have one on my side
clipped to the headboard for night time reading.
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