• @[email protected]
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    who the fuck invented strong overhead lighting. fixing lights to the ceiling like fucking savages.

    can we please go back to the era of cozy desk lamps?

    • @RustyEarthfire
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      176 days ago

      who the fuck invented strong overhead lighting

      Well, in the beginning…

        • Echo Dot
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          26 days ago

          Whenever I open my window all I ever get is insects. I never get cool little birds, or small woodland creatures. No, just 50 different leggy insect things. None of which appear to be able to navigate out of the giant hole in the wall they just came through.

          • @[email protected]
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            26 days ago

            They can’t navigate themselves out because they want to be your friend.

            But in all seriousness I have put up that fine mesh stuff so I can have my window open most of the time without inviting them in.

  • Buglefingers
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    276 days ago

    I have tape or marker covering all the blue lights that I can. So many small electronics have piercing blue LEDs and I just cannot deal. Bring back the old ruby red console lights please!

    • @Xanis
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      136 days ago

      I will say though that new phones NEED to start including the LED indicator. I actually hate how I can’t just glance at my phone and tell if I have a voicemail, text message, missed call, and/or email waiting. Now I have to pick the thing up, turn on the screen, look at what it is, and actively choose to ignore it.

      It’s a lot more work.

      • @dustyData
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        AMOLED Alway On Displays are your friends. My phone shows the time, battery charge and notification icons, very dimly, everything else is pitch black. It’s better than the blinking led ever was. It sits on the table, if it vibrates, I look at it and decide if it is important or not based on the icon that shows up, then I ignore it anyways.

        • @tehevilone
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          66 days ago

          The problem is, I don’t want a screen always on. I just want the option to have a blinky light.

      • @Emerald
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        16 days ago

        My Pixel 2 XL had it. I miss it after switching to the Nord n200

    • @[email protected]
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      96 days ago

      Electrical tape ftw, but I have also just snipped off the red LEDs of my old sound card. And I’ve spray painted the metal chassis black. Man I hate Creative so much.

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        wait until you learn about the Rgb soundcard

    • @[email protected]
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      26 days ago

      Lord, I had a cheap PA system for band practice with a blue power LED that felt like it was gonna bore a hole through my eyes.

      So I put some duct tape on it.

      Then it felt like the light from under the duct was gonna bore a hole through my eyes.

  • @Alexstarfire
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    517 days ago

    I think the lighting in my house would trigger everyone here.

    • @cm0002
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      187 days ago

      Please go find a corner to sit in and think about what you have done.

      • @Alexstarfire
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        147 days ago

        Previous homeowner installed the fan and it has 3 candelabra sized sockets. Getting regular bulbs for it were far too dim. So I got these. And then the enclosure didn’t fit so I said fuck it.

        TBF, I mostly keeps the lights off in my house. I’m currently sitting in darkness on my computer.

      • @dustyData
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        66 days ago

        I think those are three of those high powered, high lumen led bulbs. For when you want to simulate looking straight at the sun whenever you look up in your living room.

    • @pigup
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      97 days ago

      Cheap Chinese housefire bulbs

      • @Alexstarfire
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        67 days ago

        Not cheap, but definitely Chinese.

  • peopleproblems
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    447 days ago

    Wait hold on is this something that bothers other ADHD people? How did they know this was an effective threat? Is this wildly known?

    Is this why my parents would always turn the light on when I was in a room alone and I was sort of in trouble for forgetting my brother at the park?

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      7 days ago

      Yes, the neuotypicals use the light as a weapon against us, we must rise up and usher in a new era of comfortable semi-darknesss

    • @Holyginz
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      My wife has finally learned that I’m ok with overhead lightning, but it can’t be at 100% it actually makes my eyes hurt at max intensity. I’m also a ginger and recently learned we apparently tend to have sensitivities to light as well. I never stood a chance lol

      • @hydroxycotton
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        How have you managed to adapt to getting struck by lightning regularly? This is something I’ve been trying to sort out for myself or some time so needless to say I am very curious

        • @Holyginz
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          Lol, the smartass answer is: not easily. The serious answer for me has been a really good pair of polarized anti-glare sunglasses. I wear glasses myself so the sunglasses are prescription and my regular glasses are also transition. Whenever possible I use lights that can be dimmed and prefer using non overhead lighting. My house has a lot of windows so I will usually keep those open since that bothers me less than the regular lights. But as it gets later in the day my eyes get more sensitive so I will dim/turnoff lights gradually as it gets later. Obviously I’m not always in locations with this much control so sometimes I have to tough it out for a bit. The sunglasses are lifesavers in those instances because they aren’t just dark to help with brightness so I can usually wear them even inside and still be able to see. Sorry for the formatting since I’m on my phone and hopefully that helps at least somewhat.

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      97 days ago

      (psst: widely known, in case it’s not just an autocorrect fluke)

      • @BarbecueCowboy
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        36 days ago

        Honestly, I like the other way better. I think I’m switching on this one.

      • Echo Dot
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        26 days ago

        I think they gave everyone migraines. Years ago I remember a lot of people complaining in the office about it and then the office replaced them with something else I think they were LEDs.

        Also they make an annoying buzzing noise.

      • @[email protected]
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        Oh, I replaced all of those with drop in LED replacements. All I had to do was tear out the ballasts and plug in the new lights.

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    Didn’t know that enjoying comfortable lighting is neurodivergent

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      The divergence is what sort of lighting you consider “comfortable”, in case you were serious.

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        Isn’t it generally accepted that directional, dim lighting makes for a more comfortable atmosphere? I doubt that any professional interior or lighting designer would just put a single omnidirectional ceiling light in the middle of the room and call it a day, for good reason. So how is enjoying that neurodivergent? Tbh it seems more neurodivergent to me to be comfortable with bright cold light at home — that’s serial killer behavior, lol.

        Seems more like a question of preferences or caring / not caring about something rather than being neurotypical or not.

          • @efstajas
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            24 days ago

            Hyperbole, and the other way around — serial killers are obviously neurodivergent, but of course not all neurodivergent people are serial killers, haha.

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          I doubt that any professional interior or lighting designer would just put a single omnidirectional ceiling light in the middle of the room and call it a day, for good reason.

          Well, they might because it’s cheap.

          • @efstajas
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            25 days ago

            Well sure, but the point is they wouldn’t do it because people prefer it.

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              15 days ago

              Indeed. At least not as a some form of lighting. Better to have area and spot lighting (and flexibility for different moods/situations).

  • Optional
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    Everyone I know: turns on the keilig spotlight interrogation-quality canned lighting array, flooding the environment with blinding flourescent and/or blue-as-fuck white LED light

    Me: aiight Imma head out

    • ...m...
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      …i stocked up on several hundred high-efficiency incandescent (short-life halogen) bulbs the week before retail sales were banned completely, which should last me about three more years despite their pitifully short lifespan compared to traditional (previously-banned) incandescent bulbs…

      …while LED lighting’s improved over the past decade and admittedly surpasses notchy-as-fuck compact flourescent bulbs, i can only hope that LED technology evolves further to offer less-abhorrent spectra by 2028, elsewise i’ll be seeking black-market imports after my reserve incandescent bulbs are exhausted…

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        You’ve been able to buy warm light LEDs for about 10 years now.

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          …yeah, and despite marketing to the contrary they’re still all crap at reproducing incandescent spectra, even the ultra-premium cree bulbs…

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          I have two right now, also a fancy one that basically looks like an incandescent bulb because of the shading in the glass.

      • @Maggoty
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        There’s always colored bulbs or housings too.

      • @kemsat
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        This is a strangely satisfying comment

  • @RageAgainstTheRich
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    My partner sometimes likes to fuck with me by switching our light string from warm to blue white color and it makes me hiss like a cat.

    • @MintyFresh
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      I know they’re terrible and gon for a good reason… But.

      I miss old school lights. I remember as a kid, around town in the winter. Pitch black at 6pm. -20f, absolutely still air. All you can hear is the hum of the sodium lights. Just the warmest red/orange light.

      I’m probably just an old man reminiscing, but the world won’t produce temperatures, light, or silence like that anymore. Now it’s just the harshest led lights, a million beeps, and half heard music on shit ass speakers.

      • @Valmond
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        I have been fishing around for fome heavyweight lighting, can’t even find those 500W halogen ones any more. Just as you say leds with crappy light.

        No, the “any color light bulbs” are good either.

      • @[email protected]
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        Well, maybe today’s silence doesn’t hum like a sodium light, but it continues to exist. I still enjoy your poetic reminiscence tho.

    • Echo Dot
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      56 days ago

      All my lights used to be blue white. I wanted maximum light for my light. Lately I can’t stand it, they all have to be warm now. I don’t know what changed.

  • @Maggoty
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    Tell me you wanted a light fixture rapidly disassembled without saying so.

  • @Ironfacebuster
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    My sister would come into my room, and regardless of if I had the light on or off, would flip it to be the opposite. All the while staring and plotting destruction. Day, night, didn’t matter, it would be flipped.

  • @iAvicenna
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    ah yes also known as the neurodivergent kryptonite

  • @rickdg
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    177 days ago

    I’ve adjusted my mood light to green at 70%

  • @weariedfae
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    Am neurodivergent AF. I’m the kind that needs ALL OF THE LIGHTS. Not cool tone (hiss) but neutral to warm toned lights. I need the overhead and any and all lamps at the same time- gotta be lit like a goddamn stadium up in this bitch.

    We exist.

  • @[email protected]
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    127 days ago

    I like it. Sometimes I want to feel awake and see everything. Options are everything (especially between white and yellow).

    • @Aqarius
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      46 days ago

      Exactly: there’s ambient lighting, and theres the Daylight button.

  • @Sam_Bass
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    Hey light is less a problem than midnight snacking.