Published at Tuesday, January 16th 2018, 21:38:33 PM by Stasya Alla. Light. Instead of or in addition to sconces hidden lights can add a general glow that bounces off the wall and into the room in an even subtler and more diffuse way. Cove lights are built into niches that hide the light source (often a plain LED strip) but hidden lights can also be obscured by medicine cabinets shelving or storage units.
Published at Tuesday, January 16th 2018, 01:18:29 AM by Tzufit Adva. Light. Painting with light is another way to add surprise. Here colored LED lighting with toe kick lights underneath the island and cabinets creates dramatic appeal.
Published at Tuesday, January 16th 2018, 21:50:29 PM by Tzufit Adva. Light. Bright idea for unexpected lighting: Look for opportunities to install light fixtures in alcoves tray ceilings and wall niches to trace interesting lines. Notice the hidden lights in the ceiling alcove above the cylindrical fireplace mantel here.
Published at Tuesday, January 16th 2018, 21:50:22 PM by Stasya Alla. Light. The most common use of up lighting is in a recessed cove around the top perimeter of a room. To maximize light output use a T5 fluorescent or LED light source that will wash the ceiling with light. This helps to create a brighter ceiling that bounces and reflects light throughout the space without glare. Combine this with lots of natural daylight to increase the overall light levels in a room.
Published at Tuesday, January 16th 2018, 21:50:14 PM by Flora Nicole. Light. 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.
Published at Tuesday, January 16th 2018, 21:50:05 PM by Aoi Sakura. Light. If your cabinets don't go to the ceiling consider adding lights above the cabinets. Using a more powerful light source such as a T5 fluorescent increases the reflectivity of the ceiling thereby increasing the light in the room. While increasing light levels is important it is equally important to minimize glare. Use matte finishes to reduce light flares and glare.
Published at Tuesday, January 16th 2018, 21:39:21 PM by Yessica Pepita. Light. As you evaluate the status of your lighting style keep in mind that lighting also functions as art that helps define your style set the mood and perform practical tasks. Think of adding light in unexpected places such as a chandelier in the master bathroom. And consider using light in unconventional ways — such as using hanging pendant lights as reading lamps.
Published at Tuesday, January 16th 2018, 21:39:14 PM by Stasya Alla. Light. Bright ideas for current lighting styles: Consider replacing your ceiling fans with eye-catching chandeliers. Keep the overhead light at 150 to 300 watts for optimum illumination. Mix and match your lighting fixtures. They don’t have to be from the same lighting family or design. Notice how in this room the star motif overhead — a look that is trending now — the night table lamps and candle wall sconces mix styles.
Published at Tuesday, January 16th 2018, 21:39:05 PM by Stasya Alla. Light. This kitchen features several layers of light: The recessed cans provide overhead illumination the pendant lights above the island illuminate the workspace and undercabinet area and above-cabinet accent lighting gives the space a burst of savvy style.