The Saga of The Entry Light
The light in the front entrance of our home was always just MEH to me. I did not love it, but it worked, so we ignored it. When the bulbs burnt out, we had to face the decision of what to do with it. The light was rather dim to begin with, and a little small for my liking. We couldn’t reach the bulbs with our ladder to change them. If you get the really tall ladders that lean against a wall, you can’t reach the middle of the ceiling to access the electrical. We discussed renting a ladder, but that also requires a truck or trailer to get said rented ladder home. A simple light fixture change ended up requiring a bit of work and a few friends to lend a hand, but it was worth it in the end.
I was so excited to have the new light up. All day I kept saying, it looks a million dollars better. Don’t you agree? I decided that the light was originally hung higher so that it was centered on the window, for optimal viewing from the outside. I decided I didn’t care about the outside view, and cared more about there being enough light to see when you walk into the house at night! It also adds so much more light to an area of the home that doesn’t get a lot of natural light.
The things you don’t think about when you are deciding what height to hang a light fixture at. Am I right?