By Tzufit Adva. Light. Tuesday, January 23rd 2018, 02:17:28 AM.
Crystal remains a popular choice for lighting fixtures and is used across the style spectrum. In this contemporary bathroom, the crystal chandelier has a modern presentation, drawing attention to the underlit wave ceiling.
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.
Consider your lighting preferences during the initial design phase of a new build or renovation. For example, if you want three pendant lights over your dining table instead of one or two, that should be taken into account before construction starts.