Two Power Lamp
Kurt Andro – April 18th 2014
As wall or ceiling lamp for corridor, bathroom and toilet. - A gain for everyone who has to "get out" at night …
The lighting for the nightly way to the toilet (after you have already slept and your eyes have become accustomed to the darkness) is not optimal in many apartments, i.e. too dark (dangerous) or too bright (unpleasant).
The illumination is often too weak or too uneven, because the light from the night lights* that may be used does not reach everywhere (→ Risk of impact, tripping or falling) or it is too bright, because the normal corridor, bathroom and toilet lighting is used (→ Glare, problems falling asleep).
Ideally, the complete path should be illuminated evenly and brightly enough so that you can walk safely but not brighter than necessary.
* Night lights are often not a good solution, as sockets are rarely available at all required locations. In corridors they are often covered by cupboards etc.; in toilets there are sometimes none at all.
Use of a wall or ceiling mounted lamp having the following special characteristics
- E14 lampholder for a low power bulb, e.g. incandescent lamp 5 Watt or LED 2 Watt
- E27 lampholder for one bulb with high output, e.g. incandescent lamp 60 Watt or LED 10 Watt
- Rotary switch for switching between low and high power when mounted on a wall
- Push-on lever, which replaces the rotary switch knob when ceiling mounted and at the ends of which cords are attached, which - depending on ceiling height and body height of the user - can be shortened to a suitable length
- at the ends of the cords there are pendants (handles) attached, which show by their different size even when the lamp is switched off, which power is preselected
You can either leave this lamp switched on overnight with low power (e.g. to make it easier for children, the elderly or the sick) or you just pre-select the low power and then switch it on and off normally by wall switch if necessary.