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Old 11-13-2011, 08:22 PM
 
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MMkay,

I am moving into a room with no ceiling light.

Although this is unfortunate it does open up opportunity for creativity.

Sure a floor lamp is the first solution that comes to mind but I could use some help with a better idea...

I would like to use string lights and/or lanterns but I am not sure how to accomplish this without it looking tacky.

A floor lamp is okay but it is so generic.

What ideas do yall have?
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Old 11-13-2011, 08:27 PM
 
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Room light with 800 LED - YouTube

if someone could maybe help me understand how this was done..
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Old 11-14-2011, 07:11 AM
 
Location: LES & Brooklyn
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I have the same problem. I have a lamp on each night table and a floor lamp. I purchased a set at walmart like this:

Walmart.com: Creative Motion Chelsea 3-Piece Lamp Set with Energy Saving Bulbs: Decor

So everything matched up perfectly.
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Old 11-14-2011, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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Room light with 800 LED - YouTube

if someone could maybe help me understand how this was done..
Judging by the guy's comments on the video, I would say that the installation was time consuming and required considerable soldering skill and LED technical knowledge (he probably had hell getting the resistors right to prevent overheating and burnout).

He says it cost him about 350 marks.

It appears that he suspended a piece of pegboard below two separate arrays of high-output LEDs on separate circuits. The outer array is for "mood lighting" and the inner array is for functional lighting. You could probably get a similar effect with a single array and an off-the-shelf low-voltage dimmer, but I don't know for certain.

I've read about people installing fiber optic cables in the ceiling that emit light from a central source, but that would likely be much more expensive.
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Old 11-14-2011, 02:20 PM
 
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If you are trying to keep it simple you could always ceiling mount a light or a fan, and swag the cord with a cord cover or chain across the ceiling and down the wall to an outlet.
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Old 11-14-2011, 07:31 PM
 
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If you are trying to keep it simple you could always ceiling mount a light or a fan, and swag the cord with a cord cover or chain across the ceiling and down the wall to an outlet.
I have not seen plug in ceiling lights made in 30+ years.
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Old 11-15-2011, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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Does said room have a switched recepticle?
Does said room have attic above?

Last edited by K'ledgeBldr; 11-15-2011 at 10:10 AM..
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Old 11-15-2011, 11:09 AM
 
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I am told that no there are no light switches in the room.. I have seen it many times just not moved in yet and this is just me thinking so dont jump all over me "yo bro your moving into a place and you dont know anything about it..."

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No switch

There is an attic above yes
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Old 11-15-2011, 07:13 PM
 
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Wink We had the bedrooms wired ....

Our first home, a three bedroom, did not have ceiling lights either. The home was five years old and the original buyers did not opt to pay for this option. We had the bedrooms wired and had ceiling fans with lights installed. The ceiling fans really are helpful in the summer. No regrets and we would do the same thing again.

By the way, the one option that the original buyers did not pay for that we missed the most and could not fix [due to block walls in the house] was to not have an outdoor electric outlet installed by the front door. We really missed that outside outside plug in front, especially at Christmas.
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Old 11-16-2011, 03:57 PM
 
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I am told that no there are no light switches in the room..

I have several wireless switches in my house. They provide the ability to add light switch control to any plug-in device without new wiring. You simply plug a device into the outlet and then plug the lamp into that device. Then you place the wireless wall switch in the desired location. The wireless wall switch operates the plug-in device within 100 feet to turn the lamp ON and OFF.


I've bought them from Home Depot and other online places:

Wireless Switch Outlet - White-BL-6136-WH at The Home Depot
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