Published at Thursday, January 18th 2018, 21:41:35 PM by Aoi Sakura. 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, 01:17:28 AM by Flora Nicole. 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 16th 2018, 20:53:13 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, 20:53:06 PM by Flora Nicole. 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, 20:52:53 PM by Aoi Sakura. Light. Translucent glass shades on pendant fixtures will reduce glare in the kitchen. Hanging overhead lighting fixtures such as pendants should sit 30 to 36 inches above the island work surface.
Published at Tuesday, January 16th 2018, 01:36:34 AM by Yessica Pepita. Light. Bright idea for dimmed lighting: To make the most of your lighting install the highest-wattage lightbulb possible then dim it down to accommodate the mood and lighting needs. Consider putting dimmers on both overhead lighting and lamp lighting.
Published at Tuesday, January 16th 2018, 01:36:21 AM by Tzufit Adva. 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 16th 2018, 01:36:12 AM by Stasya Alla. Light. 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.
Published at Tuesday, January 16th 2018, 01:36:00 AM by Flora Nicole. Light. When hanging a light over a table or a kitchen island 28 to 34 inches is the recommended distance from the bottom of the light to the surface of the table or island. However the size of the light makes a difference. In general a smaller light can be moved lower and a larger light can be moved higher.