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Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Tibur Waltson, Jan 16, 2004.

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  1. I have trouble finding my way in the dark. A little light is good but
    too much light can keep us awake. I've tried using super bright
    LEDs but they keep people awake. The hallway is a problem
    because there are no electrical outlets and it's very dark and 2-
    watt AC bulbs are too far away and too bright. What are some
    possible way we can solve a dark hallway?
    Tibur
     
  2. Ian Stirling

    Ian Stirling Guest

    Do people sleep in the hallway?
     
  3. A cord?
     
  4. John Fields

    John Fields Guest

     
  5. Guest

    | I have trouble finding my way in the dark. A little light is good but
    | too much light can keep us awake. I've tried using super bright
    | LEDs but they keep people awake. The hallway is a problem
    | because there are no electrical outlets and it's very dark and 2-
    | watt AC bulbs are too far away and too bright. What are some
    | possible way we can solve a dark hallway?

    Try an LED that doesn't have so much "super" in it. Or shine the LED up to
    the ceiling and shade the sides.
     
  6. Don Kelly

    Don Kelly Guest

    There are some small neon bulbs in a white plastic casing which plug
    directly into an outlet- Very low light output -enough to orient yourself if
    you know where you are but not much more than that. There are also some
    small LED or electroluminescent? night lights which may be suitable.
    Otherwise use a LED and partially mask it.
     
  7. Louis Bybee

    Louis Bybee Guest

    There are a few manufacturers of electroluminescent panels in a small flat
    panel configuration (approx. 3" square) that plug directly into receptacles.
    They are on as long as the circuit is hot, but use such a low amount of
    energy that it's not an issue.

    They are ideal for the OPs application as the amount of light is about right
    for navigation at night without destroying your night vision. I placed some
    in a computer room over ten years ago, and they are still operating!

    They are available in the US, but I'm not sure of other countries.

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  8. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

    I have trouble finding my way in the dark.
    Locate an outlet on the wall in a room adjacent to the hall.
    Install an outlet in the hall that taps off that outlet.
     
  9. I narrowed it down to installing an outlet based on your
    suggestion and other suggestions of electroluminescent panels
    and neon bulbs. This is less complicated and practical and
    should be near the carpet.

    I've tried cords and people trip on them. I've tried super bright
    LEDs focused on the ceiling and they reflect on bedroom doors,
    creating insomniacs, and provide little light on the carpet.

    In conclusion, I'm glad I asked this question because the
    solutions, from everyone, are simpler than I thought. :)
    Thanks all.
    Tibur
     
  10. goose

    goose Guest

    this is a little late, but have you tried
    stringing christmas tree lights along one
    side of the hallway ?

    hth

    goose
     
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