ChatsworthContemporary Bathroom, Perth
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Back it up with LED. Since solar tubes work only during the day when the sun is out, you’ll still need a backup light source for evenings. This bathroom complements dual solar tubes with energy-efficient LED fixtures above the vanities.Pro tip: If possible, position your solar tubes on a southwest-facing roof to capture the most light. However, bear in mind that a straight run of tubing is always best, as twists and turns will deliver less light.
Light tubes. Simple-technology solar tubes channel light to where it’s needed using highly reflective, flexible tubes. They’re especially effective in private spaces or spaces where a lot of glass isn’t desirable.How to Add a Skylight or Light Tube
Bathroom. Larger bathrooms don’t always mean larger windows. If this is the case in your house, consider strategically placing skylights to brighten and liven up the space. Position skylights so they don’t cast a shadow on you as you look into a mirror, as has been done in this example. Or place them so they highlight an element of the room, such as a large tub. Resist the temptation to place too many skylights in a single space. Sunlight, even filtered, is harsh on finishes, clothes and linens.Shower. Though this falls under the bathroom category, showers deserve their own mention. Too many of us have had the unpleasant experience of dimly lit bathing spaces. It’s important to see well in showers to avoid slips and to help us shave well, and a skylight can help supply our daily dose of natural light.