Idea to brighten up an interior corridor

I have a dark corridor which opens to the living room on one end, and along it's way open to two bed rooms and a bathroom on one side, a closet on the other side, and ends at the door to the master bedroom. This corridor is very dark and it's already painted white.
Any idea how to brighten it up? I may find a brighter white but it may not help much. I am thinking in one of the bedrooms that may be I can open several holes. Glass blocks to pass the light through? But the wall is an interior wall so it's only 4" thick and glass blocks are thicker than that. Plus I need to open pretty big holes in order to add in horizontal 2x4 to hold any kind of heavy stuff.
Any idea would be appreciated.
Thanks,
O
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On Tue, 5 Oct 2004 22:55:13 -0400 'orangetrader' wasted 19 lines of text to spew in newsgroup: alt.home.repair

Turn on a light.
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<< >Any idea how to brighten it up? Turn on a light. -Graham >>
Or add a hallway light. Since many electrical codes require outlets in hallways, these duplex outlets can be replaced with a dedicated combination lamp/outlet such as the Pass & Seymour TM8HWL-ICC. It has automatic light sensing shutoff and uses LED's that will probably last 20 years or so. HTH
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orangetrader wrote:

What's above the corridor? If an attic, perhaps a light shaft to a skylight or a skylight tube. http://tinyurl.com/42sm4
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What about a tubular skylight? They're relatively inexpensive, pretty flexible, and can make a big difference.
On Tue, 5 Oct 2004 22:55:13 -0400, "orangetrader"

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orangetrader wrote:

Transoms have been used for many years. In most homes today, they need not open.
If you don't have another floor above, try a light tube (a type of high tech skylight) there are several brands and names.
Turn on and/or add a light.
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1. A motion detector light, automatically goes on when you go in the hall. 2. Mirrors at the end of the hall to reflect whatever light there is. Perry

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One trick of the eye that I saw recently on one of those home improvement stations is to paint the lower half of the corridor a slightly darker colour. This supposedly creates the illusion of more openness. You could probably get an idea of the effect by taping a few sheets of bristol board to the lower wall.
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