Bryan Batt, the actor and decorator from New Orleans, is not stockpiling, exactly, but he does travel with several four-packs of 60-watt incandescents so he can switch out the bulbs in hotel rooms.
“I look better in 60 watts,” he said.
Mr. Batt, who played Sal Romano on “Mad Men,” has a new book, “Big, Easy Style: Creating Rooms You Love to Live In,” out in October, in which he urges readers to put all their lamps on dimmers.
“After a certain age, as far as I’m concerned, it’s ‘Dim all the lights, sweet darling.’ But make them incandescent,” he said. “For my next birthday, I might get a case of light bulbs. Here’s an idea: For a hostess gift, instead of showing up with a bottle of wine, bring a case of light bulbs.”