April 1, 2004
Since 2004, GreenHomeNYC has presented monthly articles on green building construction, renovations, and management in The Cooperator, a Yale Robbins newspaper serving 3,300 New York City cooperatives and condominiums.
Green Corner: Understanding Lighting
The Good, the Bad and the Environmental
By Joshua Radoff
There’s nothing worse than bad lighting. Take an otherwise beautiful room and illuminate it with the wrong kind of light – whether too dim, too bright, too hot, too cold, too pale, or too bleak – and the mood, feeling, and livability of the space is ruined. And the worst of the bad-lighting culprits are the cold, bleak, buzzing, latter-generation fluorescents that make you feel like you’re trapped in some Soviet-era mental hospital, or the Matrix, or some other world that has forgotten its love for humanity.