Was lucky to get away for the weekend and stayed at a converted caravan park, Moby’s, a resort on the beach 3 hrs north of Sydney. Pleasant enough accommodation but laying here in bed early morning, (what a luxury), just might read the paper in bed, but the bedside light is too soft to provide enough illumination to read by. Although there is a large window in the bedroom it is well shaded by palms and so little light seeps through, reluctantly I’m forced to resort to the overhead ceiling recessed down light, an incandescent par style fixture in the middle of the ceiling. Huge mistake, there is so much glare from the lamp, just above your eyeline, to make reading almost make it unbearable. In fact it is unbearable. The room also has a disastrous mix of colours, daylight and tungsten CFL’s.
Walking through the resort last night I found the use of daylight lamps in the bollards lining the roadway/footpath disturbing, they’re too cold and unattractive for my liking. I wondered whether the designer had chosen daylight colour because of the exterior colour palette used with the accommodation, that blue beach and timber cottage feel. I still feel in a hospitality setting tungsten 3200 K is usually the appropriate choice