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Light – An Important Aspect Of Design
I am afraid of darkness. It feels good to see light. Light symbolises a lot of things hope, purity, dawn, god, energy and so on. It removes darkness and helps us see everything right and clear.
Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.
There are two kinds of light--the glow that illumines, and the glare that obscures- James Thurber.
The light should help you see things with a clear perspective it should not be so glaring that you cannot see anything clearly. Each human being is surrounded by a light, an energy field that seems to be emancipating from the body and describes and represents the person’s energies known as an aura.
The natural light that is the light coming from the sun is the best form and the best source of light. It is one natural resource which can be and should be used to the fullest!! Use maximum solar energy and the maximum amount of sunlight possible.
It is light that helps you see and identify colour, it is light that passes through rain drops and forms a beautiful rainbow, and hence naturally the interiors that depend hugely on colour combinations have lighting as the most important aspect of the design.
Home decor with beautiful lighting options
Design your home in such a way that remains flooded with natural light during the day time, until and unless you draw up the curtains and close the doors. A well lit home is the one that has lights for specific purposes. It has to have the right light at the right place. Lights can also be used to create the desired ambience and look immensely beautiful with a variety of designer lamp shades. Not just the house but the garden also needs some attention when it comes to lighting. A well lit garden during the night time looks fabulous.
The bathrooms should also have natural lighting during the day time. The bathroom wall lights can be used only during the evening and nights. The bathroom lighting is the most important aspect and only a technically qualified person should do it. Bathroom lighting is different from the other rooms in the house as this is the place which is in close proximity with the water. There are lights certified for various zone and should be used accordingly. There are the bathroom ceiling lights, scones for the walls, tubes mirror lights as well as those that are safe to immerse in water hence safe to use in baths and showers.
Light to highlight
Lights also play an important role in highlighting a desired object in a desired manner, and hence stage lighting for a show or lighting a dance floor and lighting in a showroom is a job that needs utmost attention and a team of lighting specialists and experts. Sometimes the light needs to be over powering and vibrant, sometimes soft and sometimes ambient. Presence of light can make any object look very beautiful. Diamonds are forever, and they look extremely gorgeous because of their ability to reflect light and thus look sparklingly fabulous.
An absolutely brilliant invention that uses water to bring light into shacks in manila.
(Special Thanks to Nell Rose For Mentioning the Invention)
It is known that water refracts light very efficiently. Based on this property of water MIT students devised a technique that will easily fill a small shack with light. Used plastic bottles were filled with water and a certain amount of bleach. The bleach keeps the water germ free and clears enough to refract efficiently for a long time. This water bottle was installed on the metal roofs of the shacks. The natural light fell on the water filled bottle and refracted through the water into the shacks illuminating them. These lamps illuminate equivalent to the 60watt bulb and can be installed in less than half an hour. The bleach water bulb is said to last for up to 5 years.