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Light powered by falling sand

How does (or how might) Danielle Trofe's falling-sand-powered lights work? [more inside]
posted by theyexpectresults on Aug 19, 2014 - 15 answers

Help me make my new office better/more efficient?

Work just moved me into my own office space and I would like suggestions on anything either technological or not to improve my workspace- apparently this is a good time to ask the business office for additional things. [more inside]
posted by tangaroo on Aug 12, 2013 - 6 answers

Looking for a solar lit acrylic, plastic, whatever sheet

I bought a number address plaque from Etsy and I love it. However, the wall it is mounted to is blue, and consequently it is pretty difficult to read the sign from the street. I'd love to mount something behind it to solve this problem. [more inside]
posted by cacophony on Jul 13, 2013 - 4 answers

When should I buy LED light bulbs?

Dimmable LED light bulbs seem more economical than halogens. But they're really expensive. Will they quickly come down in price, so I should wait? Or will they come down slowly, so I might as well start saving? Also, how good is the dimming? I tried dimmable CFL's, but they don't seem to dim past 50%.
posted by musofire on May 9, 2013 - 13 answers

Inexpensive desk lamp with adjustable brightness?

I'm looking for a nice, inexpensive task lamp to put on my desk at work. It should have adjustable brightness (low/high is fine) so that I can have either a little or a lot of light, as required. Free-standing, not clamp-on. $30 or less would be ideal. Help? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Apr 9, 2013 - 8 answers

Why did this light go off with a bang and a spark?

We had lots of wiring replaced recently, including two lamps connected to a dimmer switch; the dimmer was also replaced. Yesterday we noticed that the dimmer was now only allowing fully on or off. Today the light went off with a loud popping sound and a visible spark from one of the lamps, though both bulbs themselves work fine. What happened and how do I fix it? Is it likely just a faulty dimmer switch? Do I need to turn off the circuit (which has many other lights on it) as a precaution?
posted by parudox on Mar 25, 2013 - 8 answers

Please help me light up my life.

I have converted the top half of our hall closet into a little standing dressing area that holds my jewelry box and mementos. There is a mirror over my jewelry box on the back wall of the space. How do I light it? [more inside]
posted by michellenoel on Feb 19, 2013 - 6 answers

Aperture vs. Shutter Priority

Under what lighting and landscape conditions are aperture priority vs. shutter priority more appropriate for capturing motion in water? [more inside]
posted by netbros on Jul 1, 2012 - 10 answers

Identify this hanging pendant lamp!

Please help me identify this hanging pendant lamp. [more inside]
posted by roomwithaview on May 13, 2012 - 3 answers

Help me decide on the right iphone video strategy for my event

I want to use my iPhone 4s to film a 15-30 minute event, indoors, just three people talking, dark-ish lighting. It doesn’t have to be perfect – this is for personal use, not commercial. What’s the best way to go about it? [more inside]
posted by t0astie on Feb 21, 2012 - 7 answers

Let there be light: need 120V MR16 type LED bulbs for outdoors! Trickier than it sounds.

Where can I buy 50W equivalent LED lights that work outdoors, operate at 120V, and are of the standard base type? I simply cannot find a bulb that meets all three criteria! [more inside]
posted by The Hyacinth Girl on Dec 18, 2011 - 5 answers

I'm feeling a bit LED astray by my wedding lighting options.

What is the best direction to go in for LED accent lighting/throwies on a budget that demands maximum bang for the buck? [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld on Dec 17, 2011 - 14 answers

where to get vectorworks symbols

Where can I get vectorworks lighting instrument symbols? [more inside]
posted by let444 on Dec 9, 2011 - 2 answers

Advice installing remodel canister lights

I am installing 2 remodel canister lights. Everything is wired up and ready to go except I can't get the clips to snap down. [more inside]
posted by rdurbin on Dec 7, 2011 - 2 answers

Help me not move my office into a dank cave

What’s the cheapest way to make an unfinished basement work as usable living/working space? [more inside]
posted by victoriab on Jun 3, 2011 - 11 answers

Entering Planet Room.

I'm getting tired of how my room currently looks. The walls cannot be painted. I want to pretty the room up with lights of various colors, patterns, and effects, so at night, when I enter my room, it feels like I'm entering a different space entirely. What ideas, suggestions, examples can you lend me? [more inside]
posted by Philipschall on May 23, 2011 - 16 answers

The bathroom needs lights. LED lights. Please.

Please help me find LED lighting options for the bathroom. [more inside]
posted by bilabial on Mar 25, 2011 - 7 answers

Let me have light!

Where can I buy this light fixture? (Or one similar to it.) It appears to be made of white plastic/vinyl - similar to what plastic file folders are made out of.
posted by jferg on Mar 25, 2011 - 8 answers

Not very utile!

Please help me find the lamp I want (or tell me that the one I can find is hackable). [more inside]
posted by dame on Mar 18, 2011 - 11 answers

Custom LED lights without burning down the house

I've been looking around at lighting options for my bedroom, and my geeky self decided that custom LED strip lighting would be awesome. Then I read previous AskMe's and want to make sure I can do this without burning down my house! Questions and a search for the easy way inside! [more inside]
posted by Mister Fabulous on Feb 9, 2011 - 4 answers

Better lighting for photographing machine tools

I need to take better pictures in my home machine shop. I have a decent camera (Nikon L100) but my workshop lighting is poor (mostly florescent lights) and my camera's flash is too directional and too harsh. I think I need to invest in a small umbrella light but I'm not sure and I could use some advice, including what to buy. I take a lot of close-ups, I don't have a lot of room to work in and I'd like to work with a continuous light rather than flash. The photos are for my blog.
posted by 14580 on Feb 4, 2011 - 11 answers

How many times can you split power from a light socket?

How many y-socket adapters can you string together into a single light bulb socket? [more inside]
posted by ish__ on Dec 28, 2010 - 12 answers

Examples of different "looks and feels" styles of video and how to produce them?

Examples of different "looks and feels" / styles of video and how to produce them? [more inside]
posted by tkbarbarian on Nov 14, 2010 - 7 answers

Ceiling Lamp Shines On You

Can you identify the ceiling lamp here, particularly who makes and sells/distributes it?
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Nov 7, 2010 - 2 answers

Where can I find a simple, square, ceiling light for my kitchen?

I'm hunting for a ceiling light for my kitchen... I really like the way light tables look, and want to find one (2' x 3' or so, with a wooden frame, available in, or shippable to, Toronto) that I can invert and hang from my ceiling. Google has failed me. Help? Note: doesn't actually have to be a light table. Could be a fixture that looks like a light table. That would be preferable, actually.
posted by lizifer on Oct 13, 2010 - 3 answers

Wanted: Electric Ceiling Troll. Must Self-Entertain.

What cool, reasonably small electric thing would you like to have running all the time in your kitchen, that you don't need to see, touch, or turn off and on? [more inside]
posted by woot on Sep 22, 2010 - 19 answers

Mood lights FTW

How do I wire up a bunch of LEDs in my ceiling? [more inside]
posted by fvox13 on Jun 2, 2010 - 9 answers

Best lighting design programs

What are the best colleges for lighting design? I am trying to transfer into an undergraduate theater design program. I have a thin portfolio so I also have to be reasonable about what shools I can get into.
posted by let444 on Jun 2, 2010 - 13 answers

To switch or not to switch, that is the question.

How do you turn most of your lamps on and off: from the wall switch or on the lamp itself? [more inside]
posted by woodjockey on May 21, 2010 - 16 answers

How do I change a (halogen) light bulb?

How do I change a lightbulb? Sounds like the start of a bad blonde joke, but I'm seriously struggling to work out how to change my blown halogen lights without breaking the halogen leads of bulb after bulb. [more inside]
posted by tobtoh on Feb 26, 2010 - 6 answers

Dear Alderwoman, I did not enjoy my drive through a construction site in your ward. Plz advise.

Engineers, construction workers, and lawyers: How can I find out what the specific site safety requirements and statutes are for an under-construction commercial urban development site? Specifically, I'm looking to find out more about site-safety requirements in the city of St. Louis, Mo. [more inside]
posted by limeonaire on Sep 20, 2009 - 16 answers

Enlighten my patio.

Does this lamp exist? I need a motion-activated flood/security light for the fenced patio right outside my bedroom, but I also want it to stay dimly lit during the remainder of the night and turn itself off in the morning. It needs to be weatherproof, and ugly is okay.
posted by halogen on Mar 11, 2009 - 3 answers

Help a plus-sized gal be sexy in a photoshoot!

My boyfriend is very much into photography. I would love to be the subject of one of his photo shoots. What advice can you give a plus sized gal about pose, lighting, clothes, etc? (Slightly NSFW link inside) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 18, 2009 - 18 answers

Basically, I hate all of the ceiling fixtures in my house.

I need suggestions on replacing light fixtures in my home. I am looking for advice and opinions on what to do with ceiling fixtures/lighting in relatively small rooms. [more inside]
posted by hazyspring on Mar 13, 2008 - 5 answers

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