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You know you have become an adult when…

By Sparky | December 30, 2007

…you spend more than $1k on lighting equipment for your home. I’ve made a few big home improvement purchases and yesterday added lighting to the fray. I’m replacing all of the lighting in the living room with theater style lighting as another step towards my eventual home theater living room. All this home improvement is very adult, very unlike me.

The new lighting will arrive in 2-3 weeks and consists of track lighting over the couch, decorative accent lighting for near the screen, and Lutron Maestro home automation switches to let my Logitech Harmony programmable uber-remote control the lighting for home theater macro’s.


Best part of it is this light, the Lightstik. The base is electrified (very weak current – you can’t feel it with your fingers) and the LED sticks just sit in there. The moment they make contact with the base unit they light up.

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Topics: Daily grind, Gadgets, Movies, Photography, Technology | 4 Comments »

4 Responses to “You know you have become an adult when…”

  1. Nate True Says:
    December 30th, 2007 at 7:31 pm

    Shoot, that light thingy is cool. Makes me want to modify pens and a stand to do the same thing, and also they’d be pens!

    I must do that. Right now.

  2. Alissa Says:
    January 2nd, 2008 at 12:20 am

    I love that in the post about how grownup you’re being, you post as a supporting example a picture of a lighting toy that is clearly useless for practical illumination. Oh, Sparky. You can try, but the weary bonds of adulthood aren’t stifling your “oooh, neato” reflex *quite* yet.

  3. krullulon Says:
    January 5th, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    Now you just need to move somewhere larger than your car and then you’ll be able to call yourself a real grownup! :D

  4. creagdhu! Says:
    August 12th, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    Hey, Where do I get me one of those Lightstiks?

    I too seek ways of avoiding growing old!