My company recently moved to a new building. A bright, shiny new building. A bright, shiny new building, where energy consciousness is the name of the game.
The lights are triggered by motion, and if there is no motion, the lights turn themselves off. This is the case in my cube farm. This is the case in the kitchen. This is the case in the bathroom.
The bathroom has also been outfitted with florescent bulbs. But not just any florescent bulbs! They are the kind of bulbs that need a few minutes to warm up.
At home, in the middle of the night, I usually opt to use the bathroom with very dim lighting. No need for bright lights then! Not when I’m about to get right back into bed.
But at work? At work, I prefer my bathroom visits to include good lighting. I suppose, though, for the sake of the planet, I will have to get used to scary gas station bathroom lighting. Especially since I’m a lady in a dev shop. The ladies’ room lights spend a good portion of the day off. Ya know, saving the planet!