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Thread: Help! New Sewing room no WINDOWS

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    Absolutely the bulbs that produce 'natural light' like the Reveal ones that give you acurate color when looking at fabrics! As far as paint, I would go with a 'whiteish' color that would reflect the light and not absorb it. I love a cottage white which has a tint of yellow sunshine [to me it does], however, my younger son works at a Sherwin Williams and he would probably choose something else, LOL, mom vs. the professional.

    I also like the skylight/sunlight tubes, if that is a possibility I say get one! or would one use that if they were in a basement setting and it could run through the wall near the top??

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    Adding on to the house, will be getting a new quilting room, but will have no windows. Need help on lighting and what color to paint walls.
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    Antique white has a yellow tone to it and bright white trim is what worked for me. I also have both recessed LED and fluorescent on different switches; I can use one or both for plenty of lighting.
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    I like white walls to keep better color of my fabrics true. Yellow seemed to change certain colors. That's just me. We have the solar tube thing and it is incredible the amount of light it brings in. It even brings in moon light.

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    I love my fluorescent lighting with the natural white bulbs; no yellowness in the room at all. I painted the walls in a pale yellow. One suggestion I have is that if you could try and place your cutting area in the room when you are deciding on where to put the lighting. Even a mocked up version so you can see where the shadows fall when looking at the markings on your rulers and templates. We have to move the lighting in my room because of the annoying shadows. It will be no small task to once again figure this all out but it will have to be soon as I can cut all day but with the frustration of the lighting I would rather be doing something else.

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    My sewing room is a medium yellow but I have a large double window. I get a lot of light. When the lights are off and the street light is on, I have to double check the lights when I'm not in there because it actually looks like the lights are on.

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    Thanks for all ideas. I will probably use fluorescent lighting, since that seems to be most answers. My house is one level, but the room is in the middle. Flooring will be hardwood. Now to decide the color, lots of ideas.

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    If you're adding on to the house, can you have the roofers install a solar tube light? We have three and couldn't believe what a difference they made. My interior bathroom is now full of natural light during the day, and moonlight at night... so much so that we have to close the bathroom door around the full moon or we can't sleep! They are very affordable.

    Here's a link to give you an idea: http://www.marylandroofers.com/sun-tunnels-skylight.php
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    Those Solutubes really bring in the light if you want some sunshine. If it's sunny it can look like you have an actual sun on your ceiling. Some people like them, some don't. We had three in a house once quite some time ago. I think the newer models are better but I think I would go for a skylight given the same circumstances again ... and if I could afford it, of course. Although that makes a bigger hole in the roof, the lightening seems more natural and you get to see the sky. Just my opinion but if you ever decide on Solutubes, you should go see one where it is installed in a house.

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    We have a bathroom with no windows and had a tube skylight installed. It wasn't too expensive and it brings in an amazing amount of light. We chose a national brand and had a factory-authorized installer put it in. It has been years now with no problems, no leaks. I still am always trying to turn the light off
    I agree with the solar tube idea if you have a roof over the room. I also try to turn out the light every time I walk through. It doesn't give off heat either.

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    I put 6 LED lights in my new room. They are 2200 lumans each. They wsere bright in the store but have no electric to test them in my room.

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