The Sputnik chandelier is finally in! It runs on 12 volts, has LED bulbs, and really makes the airstream feel like home to me.
Are you ready for a long and rambling story about LED lights?
Once upon a time Princess Rivet ordered three rolls of LED strip lights on Troll-bay from someplace in China. Many months later, when the time came for Princess Rivet to hook them up, she discovered that someplace in China had sent two warm white rolls and one bright white roll. There was much stamping of the feet and muttering that ensued, giving rise to the legend of Rumpelstiltskin. Two weeks ago, Princess Rivet ordered one more roll of warm white LED strip lights from someplace else in China to make up for the one that got switched. When the new roll came by way of the US Post Vulture today, she hooked them up and discovered that someplace else in China had sent a bright white LED roll. Princess Rivet nearly blew a gasket, then thought about it for a few minutes, finally solving her problem by switching a warm white strip elsewhere in her aluminum castle for the bright white one. Thus, she finished the moat-side overhead cabinet and lived happily ever after.
I can't stop looking at that light. It is one of those things that hits me just the right way.
And now for the most uninspiring picture of all time:
Yea, thanks Princess Rivet. A big white square.
If you must know, it is the dinette table, with aluminum edging on and everything. I am just waiting for the legs to arrive, then it goes in!