The burned out sections in the cove lights in the study were getting annoying, but even so, I had no idea how bad it was until I took the original (2004) lights out this afternoon to replace them with new rope lighting. Entire sections were black and most of the rest had burned areas, even if the lights were working.
The new lighting is warm but not orange-red, and instead of just laying haphazard in the cove propped up intermittently by wood blocks, making the lighting intermittent and hitting the bas relief portraits in the cove at a really bad angle, it’s held in place with plastic brackets that keep it level and closer to the ceiling. That eliminates the raking light on the portraits, which had the unfortunate effect of accenting the orange peel texture on the sheet rock, instead of the portraits.
Admiral Nimitz already looks much less grumpy.