I always enjoyed going to school and learning about new and exciting things, regardless of whether they were part of a formal lesson. For instance, one of my inspirations for getting into lights was the ___ that hung in each of my classrooms. I would consistently find myself staring at them and I can remember being enamored by those ___.
Just a few years ago I landed a job installing lights at a school not too far from my alma mater. I also worked with the designer to locate some nice lights that would fit in well with the building’s aesthetic. After quite some time spent internet browsing for some good lights, I recalled the ___ that had so held my attention many years before.
I went back to my old school to check if those lighting fixtures were still in there so I could find exactly what I needed. Sure enough, they were still hanging there after all these years, and the classic look held up wonderfully. I took some photos of them and did some internet research to find some similar new lights.
There were many variations of these exact style lights, available with gooseneck, cord hung, and stem mountings. I chose the stem mount since these would be hanging from the ceiling and I was immediately anticipating their arrival.
When they did arrive, I showed the project designer, who loved them as well. Once we installed them, they received acclaim from nearly everyone at the school.
I grew up in a coastal house in northern France, right by the English Channel. We had a small pier that docked our family’s boats. It was my job one summer was to install ___ on both sides of the dock. In addition to the increased safety, these lights would allow my family to take the boats out at night and fish much later in the evenings. I went to the store to pick up five new ___ with plenty of style and color choices to fit the dock just right. I chose a mint green with a nice vintage feel to it.
I got started early with the hope of finishing by the evening so we could enjoy the night outdoors. It was admittedly difficult to install the lights as the dock swayed with the current. The first two looked so good once they were up that I had to take a moment to just marvel at them. However, nighttime was fast approaching and just as I was installing the third one, rain began to fall. I thought it might be best to wait to deal with the electrical wiring until the rain passed.
I ultimately decided to remain out there while it was raining, quickly putting up the lights before the conditions worsened. Though I was soaked, I felt quite proud of the finished work. The next morning, my family saw for themselves and affirmed my pride. That evening, we decided to go fishing under the new goosenecks’ illumination. With the later hours the lights afforded us, we were able to catch far more than we ever had before.