Thursday, June 4, 2009

Switch On The Light, Please


While I was cooking one day, my kitchen light suddenly went off with a soft sparkling sound and I smell something burning.

Wao, that was nothing to joke about at all. It seems like a small matter but it could lead to big fire too.

Actually I have just changed the lighting from an ordinary fluorescent light to a fancier one thinking more expensive one would be safer. Too bad it turn out to be opposite.

After the incident, many things came to my mind:

1. What is the cause of the problem?

2. Who is at fault? Was it the manufacturer, the contractor or my house wiring problem?

3. What type of lighting should I go for?

4. Which brand is safer and more durable?

Whatever is the reason, I still have to have lighting in my house. Now, let me plan a little what lighting to use before I call in a contractor.

For the kitchen I will always stick to fluorescent light with extra brightness to make sure I can see all the tiny worms hiding in the vegetable and to avoid adding sugar instead of salt to my cooking or vise versa.

For dinning hall, I would like something dimmer because on a table, there should be enough light to see the person across the table but not too bright that distract from the mood of the candle like kind of mood I am creating.

And the planning goes on for my hall downstairs and upstairs, my room, my children’s rooms, etc. Not an easy task because I would like to have some beautiful designer lamp which might involve more money. But I think it is worth the money because a beautiful lamp is like an art and it does not only help brighten up, it helps beautify our rooms. So there will be some fancier designed lighting to replace the outdated ones.

I think I will go visit some online store like shopwiki for some lamps buying guides.

16 comments:

ladyviral said...

my house got no fancy lighting.. all those electric saving flourescent light. simple house lol :P

foongpc said...

I use energy saving bulbs but I find that they tend to spoil faster!

Bengbeng said...

My stairway landing is quite high so each time the light blows, I just buy a new light jus so the sales personnel will bring their ladder n fix a new light :)

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

We use energy saving bulbs in our house. No problems there.
Glad nothing untoward happened during that incident. Electrical fires spread very fast.

Tina said...

thats typical that to get something new and it breaks. that sounds like a day in my life lol

hope you sorted your lighting out in the end

Tching said...

I used to have 2 fancy lightings in my living room but the bulbs tend to spoil very often. Now i switched to flourescent lights and all the problems ended.

Tekkaus said...

Mine has so problem too. Perhaps it is because I have been using it for too long? :D My house is too small to have a fancy light?

Angela said...

lol hi Aunt Molly :p

Life Ramblings said...

fluorescent lighting is common in most households. my home sweet home doesn't have any fancy lights. :D

Tammy said...

I hope you got your lightning problems all sorted out now. Have a great week! :o)

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Sweet Jasmine said...

Hi Molly, thks for the warm welcome back msg. My house uses all fluorescent lights as it is more durable and brighter.

fufu said...

i plan to get several fancy lights when i own a house =p

Pete said...

Nice lamp. No fancy lighting for me. My toddler too active, he will pull it down! LOL

reanaclaire said...

hi Molly, nice post over here about lightings.. as for me, i use normal flourescent lamps only...

Ai-Ling said...

i faced the same problem with my kitchen lighting. gave up and now i hv the normal flourescent light there. problem free ;)