Laziness always wins

January 22, 2014


The light is out in my closet. I thought it was just the bulb but when I went to change it, the ‘burnt out’ one flickered back on and the new bulb didn’t come on. I think there is something wrong with the actual socket, but it will be a good long time before I get around to investigating the situation since I only notice it at six in the morning. My current solution is a little flashlight, and if thought I would share with you the best way to light an entire room with a flashlight. (Good thing I took these photos when we got that super-bright flashlight for Christmas.)

Here’s the shocker: shine it at the ceiling.

The light is more evenly distributed. This is useful for situations where you need general ambiance. I figured it out when we had a tornado drill at school. Shining the flashlight around makes a Beacon of Blinding Frighteningness, which is no good. Shining it on the ceiling gives the room an air of Expensive Restaurant.

Example: direct and scary:


Soft and inviting:


This flashlight also comes with a ‘lantern’ mode, which also translates into ‘The Spot I Can’t Not Look At’.


Ouch, my retinas! Here endeth the lesson.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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4 Responses to “Laziness always wins”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Your last line reminds me of a commercial that’s on TV right now. It cracks me up every time I watch it.


  2. Michelle Said on:

    This little candle light of mine …………………………………


  3. Peggy Said on:

    I’ve always loved soft lighting! Its the best!


  4. Kristi Said on:

    Oh, I can imagine the sound of the frightened preschoolers in the darkness with the flash of light streaming all around them. You are soooo smart to figure out the ceiling thing. If I would have gone to preschool, I hope you would have been my teacher.


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