Last weekend I realized that we had 3 different light bulbs in the lanterns on the back porch. When I went to dim them for service, it looked like a laser show. Light was blasting into one guest’s eyes and the others couldn’t see. When “they” started adding different clarity of lights to the florescent selection at the store, I nearly slit my wrists. I kept exchanging the bulbs because they didn’t blend with one another.
I now purchase from a lighting company. And one lighting company at that, as the same bulbs from different manufacturers screw up the lighting as well. It’s so complicated at the restaurant that I have created a purchase order sheet. This sheet is laminated and placed in the box of lightbulbs in storage.
Bar and Restrooms: 45 W R20FL45 FL 3000 hrs
Dining room tracks highlighting walls: 35 W MR-16 FRA/L/SC/NFL 20 degree spot or narrow flood
Track Lights over tables: 50 W MR-16 EXT 12 V GU5.3 LEN CC 15 DEGREE SPOT
Handicap Ramp: 13 watt compact florescent med base
Porch Lanterns: 60 watt light bulbs REVEAL Day light only.
Safety Lantern on Porch: 25 watt bulb
Over Stove and In walkins: 100 watt bulbs or equivalent compact florescent
Foot of Outside Stairs and Park Side Lamp: 100 watt jc100 Bi Pin
Front Sign and Side Lettering: 150 watt dbl ended T3 78mm
Wine Cage: 8 foot florescent- daylight
Chandeliers: 40 watt clear chandelier, small base
Lamp on Bar: 25 watt decorative, small base
lanterns on 3 posts out front: 13 watt compact florescent, med base
Office lamp: 60 watt lightbulb
Basement walls, back stairs, kitchen and office: 48 inch florescent, daylight