Part 1 of my short series on ceiling fans we looked at the height of the ceiling as a factor in whether the fan has good Feng Shui or not.
Feng Shui issue #2: Does the ceiling fan have a built-in light?
As this photo demonstrates, ceiling fan lights glare down, filling the room with a vague, general sort of light.
In Feng Shui, overhead lighting is to be avoided as much as possible for a few reasons:
- Overhead lights provide a poor quality of light — too dim for task lighting and too bright for comfort.
- Overhead lights are uncomfortable, shining down on our heads and causing us to squint. In fact when I’m beneath one I usually wish I was wearing a visor!
- No one looks good under the glare of an overhead light 🙂 They inevitably create unflattering shadows and angles of light on any face.
For true comfort and productivity — and good Feng Shui — every room needs adjustable ambient and task lighting such as table lamps, sconces and torchieres.
(photo by Awnisalan on Creative Commons)