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How to soak up the sun, illuminate your home, eat yourself thinner, and more.

  1. 1. Rewire a Lamp in Three Easy Steps

    There’s no need to throw your favorite piece of lighting away.

  2. 2. Adam Platt’s Diet-Meal Taste Test

    Our restaurant critic searches for edible instant light dinners.

  3. 3. A Day Full of Light

    New York is full of unique places to experience the sun. Here is one day’s itinerary, from dawn to dusk and beyond.

  4. 4. Better Living Through Bulbs

    Six lightbulbs that illuminate.

  5. 5. Packing Light

    How a woman can travel with almost nothing.

  6. 6. A Lamp for Every Room

    From neo-trad to postmodern, a selection of cutting-edge lighting.

  7. 7. Down the Tubes

    Tycho Sleator, associate professor of physics at NYU, explains why fluorescent light is so unpleasant.

By Katie Charles, Tara Mandy, Ben Mathis-Lilley, Corrie Pikul, Adam Platt, Rima Suqi, and Eric Wolff.