Friday, June 5, 2009

Designer's Delima

Today I read the latest blog post by Erica at Urban Grace Interiors. Is it bad that her frustration made me feel better about my week?

A group of talented and speedy electricians came to our house this week to rewire the house and put in the recessed can lighting. I typically specify Halo brand can lights, but the electrician asked if I would use Progress Lighting because he could get a better deal on them. I agreed; I am always looking for a better deal!

When I got home I was horrified to see this hanging out of my ceiling.

I freaked out! The things that I prevent from happening at my client's house had happened at my own house! After dinner with some friends, Britton and I went to Kroger and picked up four different bulbs to try. Britton, who is always calm, had assured me that it was just the bulb, but what did he know --- he is just a contractor. One by one we tried the bulbs to no avail. We searched the Internet. The diagram of the progress recessed can did not show the bulb hanging from the ceiling. How could this be? 7:00 am - Wednesday morning we were at Home Depot to buy a PAR 30 Short Neck Bulb.

I love the new recessed can lights at our house! Now I know why I specify PAR 30 bulbs for my clients.


mary-kathryn said...

oh... don't you love erica's blog!! i need tom swing by and see the progress on the house!

Margaret said...

YEAH for short neck bulbs!