I live in a basement apartment and it tends to get really dark down there in the winter. The ceiling lights don’t seem to do much good for the overall lighting affect, so I have been looking at different types of lamps that might brighten up the place. My mom recommended I try adding a couple floor lamps to each room.I took her suggestion and I have been happy with the light level ever since. Before adding the floor lamps I had to strain my eyes in order to read a book, and I had to keep the privacy shades up all the time unless I wanted it to be completely dim down there. I even feel a little bit more cheerful since I put in the extra lamps. I guess I should have done something a long time ago.