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1130 S. Braddock Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15218




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A Note from Ann: Winter Light Deprivation

At the end of a long, cold winter interior lighting feels critically important. We all feel so light deprived. Deep into the winter season it begins to feel like you wake in darkness, go to work, and return home in darkness. Those two lamps with 60 watt bulbs just aren’t cutting it. Although you may not suffer from SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), low light levels still affect your mood, your sleep, and your energy levels. Here are some tips that help:

Purchase some good LED 100 watt equivalent bulbs. More light helps! In talking to the helpful light bulb experts at as well as lighting designers, all seem to agree on their favorites. The following are their recommendations for higher light output LED bulbs for residential use:

For portable lighting

Cree 16027 OMF2 100 watt equivalent/ CRI 80/dimmable 19.97

For recessed lighting

PLT-101132 65watt equivalent/ CRI 92/dimmable 23.68

Both are available from

Don’t forget to keep moving. It will elevate your mood, help you to sleep well, and prevent you from hibernating on the couch. It really does help fight the late winter doldrums.

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1130 S. Braddock Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15218


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