Friday, May 1, 2009

Let there be light

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Jay installed our new living room light fixture last weekend and it looks fabulous! I'm so pleased with how it turned out and how well it suits the room. As an added bonus, it actually lights up said room so we're no longer living in perpetual twilight. In fact, it lights up the room so well that the first order of business was to put in a dimmer switch!
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Here it is off, on low, and turned way up high. I love the way light makes the porcelain cubes glow when it's on.
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And one last one just because I like the effect.

24 comments:

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The light looks so clean and neat and orderly. ;-)

Mojo said...

It's marvelous, if a little disorienting. I'm sure it's different when you're looking at the whole room, but when it's the only thing in the frame, it looks upside down! It's still a very unique design, very clean and I really like the way the cubes glow.

(But I still feel like I'm standing on my head.)

Robin said...

How funny, it doesn't look that way to me at all, probably because I have the whole room as a frame of reference. That and the fact that I don't normally install my ceiling lights on the floor ;-).

Daryl said...

Nice ... can you get smaller wattage bulbs .. I ask because the dimmer switch is never 'off' and the wall pad will feel hot to the touch because of it .. we ended up getting lower wattage bulbs and getting rid of the dimmer and our electric bill went down

Annie said...

That is a great looking light fixture, Robin.

Robin said...

I *think* that this dimmer does go all the way off, but I'm not sure. At least so far it doesn't feel hot though. I can't get the lower wattage bulbs though, this fixture uses a particular kind, it's got a plug or something instead of the usual threading. On the other hand, they're likely to burn out a lot less frequently than the stupid spots we had in the previous fixture (a ceiling fan with 3 spots, so 3 corners of the room were too bright, and the rest were dark, except for when they exploded and then the entire room was dark LOL).

Tricia said...

That's a nice light! I like it

Leora said...

I like this as a series. Very geometric. I didn't get dizzy until I read Mojo's comment.

Scribbit said...

What a gorgeous effect--well done!

ModernMom said...

Hi there. New here but just had to say that is one of the coolest lights I have seen in a long time!
Oh..and love the name of your blog!

Jientje said...

Ohhh, I like it!! And how wonderful you can dim them too!!

Ellyn said...

I am new here. But I just had to say, Wow, I love those. Really fun.

Domestic Spaz said...

I love that contemporary style! Beautiful!

anymommy said...

Oh, love how different it looks in every picture. Really, really cool.

RivkA with a capital A said...

pretty! maybe one day we'll have light fixtures too....

Janet said...

oooh, I LOVE that! Very nice!

Dina said...

Unusual, very nice. And it looks like the choshen, the High Priest's breastplate (minus 3).

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Looks like a tray of tealights - but on the ceiling. Very cool!

Robin said...

It does a bit actually, now that you mention it :).

Anonymous said...

Stunning!
Shirli

Neas Nuttiness said...

Love it - hope this one doesn't explode!

maryt/theteach said...

Robin, I love that lighting fixture! Have never seen anything like it! It somehow feels spiritual...

~Virginia~ said...

that is the coolest fixture ever! that last shot is brilliant!

Glennis said...

Very cool effect, unusual lights.