Published at Sunday, January 21st 2018, 04:12:50 AM by Tzufit Adva. Light. 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.
Published at Tuesday, January 23rd 2018, 02:03:01 AM by Yessica Pepita. Light. Adding lights as decorative elements helps set a mood in a space. Provided that general lighting is already installed using lights instead of wall art can be a decorative way to provide ambient lighting.
Published at Tuesday, January 23rd 2018, 02:02:52 AM by Yessica Pepita. 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 23rd 2018, 02:02:42 AM by Tzufit Adva. Light. Have a beautiful or shapely ceiling? Uplights will bring attention to it and indirectly bounce light back down. Plus they are often combined with a wall washer so the architecture is fully on display. Uplights can also act as wall washers when installed in the floor especially in contemporary homes. The effect of many wall washers and pot lights can be a bit modernist and even a little cold so use this effect only if you enjoy a minimalist gallery-inspired look. Ultimately when implemented correctly a great lighting scheme won’t necessarily be the first thing you notice. But layers of light coming together to bring out the best in your space will make sure that wherever your eyes do fall all they will see is a perfect photo-ready finish.
Published at Tuesday, January 23rd 2018, 02:02:33 AM by Stasya Alla. Light. It may seem impossible to add a pretty pendant light in many cases especially when working with a concrete condo ceiling. A dropped ceiling panel can provide a place to house lighting fixtures like pot lights or pendants or even a minimalist LED strip to brighten a passageway while creating a beautiful space-defining feature.
Published at Tuesday, January 23rd 2018, 02:02:24 AM by Flora Nicole. Light. 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.
Published at Tuesday, January 23rd 2018, 02:02:15 AM by Aoi Sakura. Light. In a renovation on the other hand we have to consider what effect a new skylight will have on the efficiency of the existing building. In some cases the additional sunlight (and therefore heat) can help reduce the amount of energy needed to heat the house. It depends greatly on the local climate but also on the design of the building envelope of the house.
Published at Tuesday, January 23rd 2018, 02:02:06 AM by Yessica Pepita. 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.