Hi spacewrangler, well expressed and also now you`re spooking me! I too have had the exact same light switch problem. In LDs (or APs or whatever they are) I am unable to operate light switches. I can flick the switch, but nothing happens. At best I get a dim glow from the filament, just as you described. This started happening to me when I was very young, maybe 9 or 10 years old and before I started having LDs. Occasionally when I was a kid I would have `strange` dreams in which I was walking around my house. The atmosphere was eerie and I had difficulty moving, like wading through a thick fog. When I tried to turn the hall light on it would glow dimly. In these `fog dreams` I could never get a light to turn on. A few years later I discovered I had the identical problem with LDs. I have read accounts from others who have had the same light switch problems. So either there is more reality to these things than just subconscious ramblings, or else we are all wired that way, as you say.
I know what you mean!Dimly lit house,like it's about to rain outside,no one in your home,and you feel desperate to get some light,but lightswitches don't work,or the lire in the bulb glows faintly,or the bulb flickers,I try to tighten it...I always have a flashlight next to my bed,and it is present in the FA as well.most of the time it works,sometimes dim,once I even hit it in the wall few times,I could feel the metal,and the recoil from the impact...I do find my phone too,but it's screen is also dim,and I use the flashlight to See the screen...I did turn on the camera in on FA and trough it I saw foggy shapes like people moving in my room!