By Flora Nicole. Light. Tuesday, January 23rd 2018, 02:19:21 AM.
Pendant lights can also function like sconces when placed against a wall, especially in a bathroom. Always remember: When a person will be looking in a mirror to shave or apply makeup, it’s important to light the person and not just the mirror. A few lights in the center may make the room feel bright enough, but only lights in front of the user will truly illuminate the face.
Don’t limit lighting to downlights. Depending on the location, consider wall sconces or uplighting to create a softer ambiance and avoid potentially harsh downlighting that can cast ominous shadows.
There are some important things to consider before selecting a skylight or light tube. Access to more sunlight can have profound effects on the efficiency of your home’s building envelope, or skin. It’s always best to assess your house from a whole-building design approach. In new constructions we have the liberty to consider daylighting from the initial design stages. Skylights can be an integrated part of the design of a house, allowing the interior to feel as though it’s connected with the exterior. The proportion of glass compared to the rest of the house can be calculated to reach certain energy-efficiency goals.