Adding light lowers room brightness?

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Whenever I add a light to this room the overall brightness level of the room drops.

This is with the light turned off...

Is there a setting I can utilize that prevents this from happening?



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Answers often depend on which title (Suite, Pro etc) and version (2018, 2019 etc) you are using.


You can help everyone by adding that info to your signature (see below for how to turn them on) by clicking on your user name at the top right of the page, click Account Settings, then Signature on the left.


Doing so makes it always available, and keeps others from having to hunt for it.


And, turn on signature display too.






Resources for self help:


The built in Help System (always a good place to start)




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The program has automatic features that you can disable by making a manual change, like placing your own lighting in a room.


There is a default automatic light when there are no user placed lighting in a room. You will need to use the Add Lights tool or set light fixtures to provide lighting, or both.


The Home Designer website has videos and articles, and i have a couple on my YouTube channel (link in my signature) -- search for light.

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