It’s dark outside.
Still, that’s no reason for the big light. There’s never any reason for the main light in a room.
Having spent weeks in a hotel, I am even seeing a trend where hoteliers rely solely on side lights – even if it is sometimes hard to work out how to turn them off.
A big light free zone.
When I am at home, I much prefer a candle. To sit in semi darkness. Just the glare of the TV screen and a pillar candle or two to light the room.
You can keep your mandles (yes, that is such a thing). Just a couple of quid on a candle – sometimes push the boat out in Aldi. Enough light to fill a room and hide the imperfections after a long day at work.
Let there be light.
Just keep it to a respectable level.