1. Choice of white light for reading on the sofa
2. With a ceiling fan and no downlights or cove lights (see why here) we opted to choose a ceiling fan with built-in light to reduce the spinning shadow effect caused by the light located above the fan blades.
1. Choice of yellow light
2. Can be used as a night light during the childrens' quiet time before bed.
3. Installed through wall mounted and ceiling mounted chandlers.
Also see Shopping for lighting
The cost savings of converting from down lights/cove lights to the above lighting concept can be found here.