Good Questions: How to Mimic The Hudson Hotels Lighting?

Good Questions: How to Mimic The Hudson Hotels Lighting?

Maxwell Ryan
Sep 13, 2005

Hello AT,

I am wondering if you have been to the Hudson Hotel in Manhattan. I was there a few months ago and am curious if you had seen their tiny rooms. They were done so nicely. As a designer, I am wondering if you can tell me how it's possible to have a fluorescent type light box behind the bed. They had one attached to the heating/a/c unit. It was directly behind the headboard and beamed up light to read. It was great. I'm hoping you can advise me, as I'd love to create the idea at home. Hope you can help.
David B.

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Dear David,

What a great project! If you will pay to put me & SKGR up at the Hudson, we'll bring back detailed instructions. However, having not been there, we can only guess.

Installing a flourescent light fixture is super easy, particularly if you are mounting it where it won't be seen. You can simply buy it and screw it into the reverse side of a headboard or on a wall (leave space between wall and bed). The trick is figuring out how this light also becomes a reading light. We're not sure were it will reflect off of. Perhaps someone else has seen it and has a suggestion here?

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