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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