By Aoi Sakura. Light. Tuesday, January 23rd 2018, 02:15:35 AM.
Sconces come in many forms, from artistic and ornate to sleek and simple, and can hold just one bulb or many. Single-bulb sconces that are spread farther apart will add light around eye level for more even brightness. For the total elimination of shadows, pairing two-light fixtures spaced closer together will achieve a salon level of clarity.
A skylight is like a window on your roof. Simple skylights can be used to bring extra light to a room as a substitute for artificial lighting throughout the day. More complex skylights can even offer an access point for roof maintenance (ideal for checking up on a green roof, for example). Skylights can be fixed, vented, tinted or even combined with an automated shutter system, and can include a fly screen. A light tube, on the other hand, is good for rooms that don’t have a ceiling at roof level. It’s basically a reflective pipe that bounces the daylight down to the room where it is needed. Light tubes can be combined with lighting fixtures, so the same area that lets in daylight during the day can double as a light for the evening.
Pot lights, more technically known as recessed downlights, are probably the second-biggest light source people think of when looking to brighten and modernize their home. A grid of pot lights can help spread light over a large area and light the center of a space where wall lights don’t reach.