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UPDATE 9/25: Colored Ceiling Bulbs With Colored Light - Orig. & EP1

by jgwhiteus Posted 20th Feb 2005 at 3:23 AM - Updated 18th Oct 2008 at 9:15 AM by -Maylin-
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This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
UPDATE 9/25:
I've updated these objects and finally released a spotlight version as well. These lights will ONLY work with the Original Sims 2 and University Expansion Pack; if you want a version of these lights for Nightlife, please visit the following thread (note that the installation method for these objects for Nightlife is different):

The spotlights can now be found here:

These are red, green, and blue ceiling bulbs that will give off colored light - red, green, and blue respectively (I have also included a pink ceiling light after a special request). You can create a lot of different atmospheric effects with them, whether seedy, spooky, or cool. Combine two or more lights to create different lighting effects:

Red & Green: Amber light
Red & Blue: Violet light
Green & Blue: Turquoise light
Red & Green & Blue: White light with colored accents.


Place the light objects in your EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads folder.
The colored ceiling lights will appear in your "Lighting-Ceiling" category.

Let me know if you find any issues,

Style: Contemporary
Room: Living Bedroom
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 2 University
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date

Size: 61.8 KB · Downloads: 4,374 · 26th Sep 2005
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Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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#2 Old 20th Feb 2005 at 3:25 AM

I LOVE them!



" Enjoy LIFE, 'cause DEATH is just around the CORONER ! ©"
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 20th Feb 2005 at 4:09 AM
Wicked, thank you!
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 20th Feb 2005 at 4:20 AM
i don't understand does it replace the old lights or its justs changes the colors of the lamps?
Field Researcher
#5 Old 20th Feb 2005 at 4:29 AM
Test Results=Perfect.
These are great for creating effects for labs,darkrooms or just about anything.I haven't seen these on any other forum or website but ModTheSims2.That's what makes this website numero uno.Everything new and cool is found here first,not to mention it's all free,unlike some other unmentionable money grabbing websites.Tips hat to you and everyone that contributes something here.Delphy's website cannot be matched.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#6 Old 20th Feb 2005 at 4:30 AM
Thanks, PinkFloyd I think MTS2 is a great site as well - everything I've learned about modding (I started only a little while ago) has been from this site.


These are completely separate objects from the other lamps in the game -they appear in addition to the other lights, they do not replace anything. Also, they do not affect the color of the light that other lamps give off - all the other lamps besides these will still give white light. I made sure that these would use "independent" colors; this is what allows you to mix and match lighting effects. The only issue with affecting existing lights is with the "cheap" ceiling lamp, as noted above.
Field Researcher
#7 Old 20th Feb 2005 at 4:42 AM
Awesome !! Thanks
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 20th Feb 2005 at 12:14 PM
thx a lot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#9 Old 20th Feb 2005 at 12:46 PM Last edited by jgwhiteus : 20th Feb 2005 at 1:03 PM.
For other modders who'd like to change light settings of lamps, I've posted a mini tech discussion/tutorial on how to change light color and intensity for custom lamp objects in the General Modding forum. Link is here:
#10 Old 20th Feb 2005 at 12:59 PM
these are great! thank you!
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 20th Feb 2005 at 2:28 PM
these are awesome! great idea! (and I have just the rightrooms for the red ones... hehehe)
Test Subject
#12 Old 20th Feb 2005 at 5:59 PM
these lights are great amking clubs thanks
Test Subject
#13 Old 20th Feb 2005 at 11:11 PM
Thank you so very much for making these. I had requested something along these lines, so I'm very excited to see these. Thank you again.
Field Researcher
#14 Old 21st Feb 2005 at 12:32 AM
Oooh thesea re nice. I like.
Field Researcher
#15 Old 21st Feb 2005 at 10:51 AM
hell yes! thanks for this. :D
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#16 Old 21st Feb 2005 at 3:11 PM
Object has been updated; the lamps will no longer affect the cheap ceiling lamp or each other if one is selected in the catalog. Unfortunately, this means you can no longer create trippy effects such as green-hued objects in a violet room

Now that I've figured out the basic process, I plan on making a version for spotlights and on posting a basic tutorial in the Tutorial forum. As always, let me know if you encounter problems,

Field Researcher
#17 Old 21st Feb 2005 at 3:33 PM
Very Spiffy! Love the thought of violet lighting. I will let you know how they work.
Test Subject
#18 Old 22nd Feb 2005 at 12:01 AM
Wow! These are so neat!
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 22nd Feb 2005 at 12:55 AM
I always wanted something like that. Brilliant, thank you.
Test Subject
#20 Old 22nd Feb 2005 at 2:43 AM
Could you make some that are softer? For example a soft pink would be very romantic.
#21 Old 24th Feb 2005 at 6:18 AM
haha thpse are really cool.
#22 Old 24th Feb 2005 at 10:10 AM
hehehehe.. red=perfect for lovenest.
Field Researcher
#23 Old 24th Feb 2005 at 4:47 PM
I think it is so cool that when putting 2 different colored lights in the same room you get another color. VIOLET is my fav! Thank you they work with no problem.
#24 Old 11th Apr 2005 at 11:17 PM
Cool! Different!! Nice!!! Thanks.
Lab Assistant
#25 Old 11th Apr 2005 at 11:54 PM
At risk of being the only complainant here(please don't hit me), I have found that, while the green and blue lights are perfect, the red one is far too severe.

Here and there it tends not so much to bathe objects in a red tint, rather it daubs a flat red over parts of objects, completely removing any trace of their natural colour.

Just thought you might want to know.

Apart from that, these lights rule. And, as I say, the green and blue work perfectly.
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