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Old Today, 06:40 AM
 
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for that dumb T9 circleline bulb though as it seems of dim after 2 years then blow on year 4).

Perjoratively called "landlord's halo." First thing I did when I moved in was replace the two of them with proper fixtures. Nice chandelier in dining/foyer with three warm light CFL's and two 48 inch 40W. daylight fluorescent tubes in kitchen so I could see what I was cooking, and not have to live with a loudly buzzing ballast that you could hear from anywhere in the apartment.
When I leave this dimension the co-op can bill my ashes if they want to put the old landlord halos back.


So then, is the time coming when I will need an iPhone to turn my lights on? Progress, right?
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Perjoratively called "landlord's halo." First thing I did when I moved in was replace the two of them with proper fixtures. Nice chandelier in dining/foyer with three warm light CFL's and two 48 inch 40W. daylight fluorescent tubes in kitchen so I could see what I was cooking, and not have to live with a loudly buzzing ballast that you could hear from anywhere in the apartment.
When I leave this dimension the co-op can bill my ashes if they want to put the old landlord halos back.


So then, is the time coming when I will need an iPhone to turn my lights on? Progress, right?
Actually, if set up you can do things like geofencing so the lights come on when you enter the door, turn off when you leave. Timers can be set up to go on and off, as well as dim.

It all depends on the building policy. If they're not fussed about replacing fixtures and adding dimmers (as they technically can add value if done well) then go for it, just understanding the liability if installed incorrectly.

But if the building is absolutely AGAINST any modifications without their maintenance people doing it I wouldn't swap things out.
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Perjoratively called "landlord's halo." First thing I did when I moved in was replace the two of them with proper fixtures. Nice chandelier in dining/foyer with three warm light CFL's and two 48 inch 40W. daylight fluorescent tubes in kitchen so I could see what I was cooking, and not have to live with a loudly buzzing ballast that you could hear from anywhere in the apartment.
When I leave this dimension the co-op can bill my ashes if they want to put the old landlord halos back.


So then, is the time coming when I will need an iPhone to turn my lights on? Progress, right?

I hate that halo with a passion in my moms place. the fixture takes 2 bulbs a 12" and a 8" and they both seem to go at the same time every 4 years. Replacing the bulbs are so nerve racking as im afraid the bulb will break in my hand when I try to remove it due to the metal clips that keep it in place.

As for the iPhone you only need it for initial setup. All my lights are smart lights and set on a schedule or motion. they turn on every morning automatically when I normally wake up and turn off a few minutes after when I normally leave. I even have them set to change color for visual alarms like change to red to remind me to stop doing something (headphones on while playing a game) or green to begin the next task (make sure kitchen is clean before bed). Circadian mode is great for the mornings and evening to allow the eyes to adjust normally too.

Also there are new smart cameras and bulbs like Wyze that have sensors and actions. like action front door opens trigger action turn on light or lights.

I have mine set to turn on the light by the front door when it opens and auto turn off after 5 minutes is no activity is detected.

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