• PeriodicallyPedantic
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    1 month ago

    I’m not talking about descriptions, I’m talking about pictures and videos.
    And I’m not talking about lighting set into the floor, I mean like floor lamps and shit.

    They put these laps on shelves and desks and standing on the floor, but they’re almost always below eye level when standing, so everyone looks like a b-movie villain as they move about the room. It drives me crazy.

    Give me an overhead area light. Soft shadows from light cast downward onto my face.

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      1 month ago

      I mean I guess I could see that, I’m sure everyone has their own preferences about lighting.

      Though I will say most of the floor lamps in my house do rise above a person who’s standing up, otherwise they have a light pointing down.

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        1 month ago

        You’re right wrt personal preference. It’s just strange to me how seemingly all the neurodivergents but me hate overhead lighting 😭

        Floor lamps that are above head height are… Ok I guess, but that’s still mostly head-on. Light that is clearly cast down is so much more satisfying. Personal preference, of course.
        And to be clear I don’t have anything against mood lighting or accent lights, I like them… Just not only them.

        The impression I have (mainly from social media like tiktok and Lemmy) is that the desired lighting is head high and below which just… Puts me in a tailspin lol. Idk how people can live like that 🤣

        In my ideal room, there would be indirect overhead lighting that illuminated most of the ceiling to provide an indirect overhead area light, with a near-head level accent lights. I’ve looked into if I could use a short-throw projector onto the ceiling to provide some kind of crazy configurable overhead lighting, but they’re simply not meant for that kind of application