In this video, Phoebe explains why it is beneficial to have dimmers in every room of your home rather than just your dining room. She brings up a great point in the kitchen when you are first waking up in the morning, you don’t want that BRIGHT light, you want it just dim enough so you can see what you are doing until you fully wake up. That bright light can start your day off on the wrong foot and put you in a bad mood if you aren’t quite ready to go about your day.
My husband and I always go back and forth too when we are watching a movie. I like there to be some light on, even if it is coming from the kitchen. If only we had dimmers, maybe there could be some compromise.
Most people think about dimmers only in a dining room, but I think it’s important to have dimmers in every room. I think if you have three of four sources of light, you’re gonna want to turn it up and turn it down and get the lighting just right. If you’re watching a movie for instance, it’s something my husband and I go back and forth all the time, I really want the light about half way, he wants it all the way down. I think you should have that option.
Dimmers are especially important in the kitchen. One thing that most people don’t think about is when you come down at 5 o’clock in the morning, you just barely wanna turn on a little bit of light. You don’t want to have very much on. Just slightly above a night light so you can crawl your way over to the coffee pot or whatever. But then when you’re working and you’re cooking, you need bright light. You need to have great task lighting so that it’s there when you need it and it’s not there when you don’t want it.