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Those fancy filament bulbs, what wattage to be able to not cover?

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AndShesGone Tue 07-Feb-17 12:37:14

I want three above my dining table but I'm a bit concerned about them being too bright. I'm not going to be staring through them to the person opposite but I also don't want to be blinded if I look at them confused

I can only find 40 watt ones, is that dim enough? They're not going to be on a dimmer switch, too expensive to get someone in.

They're amber coloured so maybe that's less bright?

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kitchenlights Tue 07-Feb-17 12:40:09

We have six 8w LED ones in the kitchen and they're fine not covered. They're much cheaper to run and they look the same as those ones.

trixymalixy Tue 07-Feb-17 12:44:26

I have 6x60w ones in my lounge and they're really not that bright. i think 40w would be fine.

Callmegeoff Tue 07-Feb-17 12:46:13

I have those above my kitchen island, they aren't too bright. We've just bought led 2 watt bulbs for the lounge - they are really bright! Pay for themselves in 3 months according to Dh!

Zoe1983 Tue 07-Feb-17 12:50:13

Ooh sorry to derail the thread but... callmegeoff your decor is lovely Do you know what colour is on your walls? I'm looking for similar in my lounge and trying to decide between F&B Stiffkey or Hague Blue.

Callmegeoff Tue 07-Feb-17 13:20:00

zoe thank-you

Zoe1983 Tue 07-Feb-17 13:37:28

Thank you!

wowfudge Wed 08-Feb-17 07:33:34

geoff that's a fabulous colour - much darker on your walls than in the pic linked to.

WhatWouldTheDoctorDo Sat 11-Feb-17 09:00:32

Ooh, I've been looking for something similar to Hague blue too, so thanks for sharing that picture and paint colour callmegeoff. Are the glass light shades a pain to keep clean by the way? Or fine to give a quick dust every now and again.

Sorry OP - but thanks for thread smile

Callmegeoff Mon 13-Feb-17 12:50:20


I love the colour but it is much darker than we thought it would be, it's in a north facing room so in a lighter room it might not look that dark.
The kitchen makeover has only just happened so hopefully the shades won't be too much of a pain to clean. Dh got them online, if you like them I can find out where from? They are similar to Heals but much cheaper

WhatWouldTheDoctorDo Mon 13-Feb-17 16:14:30

If you could find out re the lights callmegeoff that would be brilliant, thank you! The room I'll be painting is north-ish facing, so will definitely get a tester of that colour.

(Apologies again for thread hijack OP!)

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