My home is considerably dark inside. Even though nearly every wall has a window or glass door, our place is situated on property that doesn’t allow much sunlight inside. This is why a variety of artificial light sources are necessary (as if my husband needed another scavenging excuse).
This beacon is an old Bretford Sun Lamp (model MJ-1 if that means anything to anyone, it certainly doesn’t to me). We use it to read by (not to tan under). I like to think its light raises my serotonin to a new level of happiness. My man got it at an estate sale for $20, which is a bit steep for his style of shopping, but still less than what they’re going for on eBay. The cord needed a little rewiring, which he did with his pops on a Saturday afternoon. It now works perfectly.
We don’t actually use the kind of bulb to make this light function as a sun lamp. We’re supposed to use a 275 watt sun lamp “only” bulb or so says the sticker near the fixture. We’re using a 60 watt regular light bulb. So if any reader out there is knowledgeable enough to know if we’re creating a fire hazard, please speak up! We don’t want to light this crib up too much if you know what I mean!