I am working on a emergency lighting setup for my apartment. Thats the best picture i could take with my phone. The light system gives off enough light that you can move around but not so bright that outside attention is not attracted.
The LEDs light up the glass of the bulb and use it to spread the light around. I set up a 12v line for the lights in my kitchen and over my workbench. Next (hopefully) is the hallway, then the bathroom, then my room, then storage room, then finally the power for it. The system will be controlled by a relay connected to mains via a modified cellphone charger.
I built a bedside motion sensitive light. I had the parts for a harbor freight motion sensor light and closet light laying around. I soldered them together so that now when i put my feet down to get out of bed the path is lit up if it is dark. Rather useful for avoiding stepping on parts left on the floor for a unfinished project.