Unless I miss my guess, a working familiarity with the
nuances of lighting probably doesn't make most
builders' short list of "Things I Should Know Something
About." However, if a correlation can be made between the
invaluable counsel a spouse provides on your wardrobe and
the effect good lighting can have in the homes you build
or remodel, you get an idea of the power of proper lighting.
If you've held a flashlight under your chin at night for
theatrical effect, you know how scary perfectly normal
things — in this case, people — can look. I read something
recently about "most cost-effective real-estate upgrades,"
suggesting that replacing dim bulbs with