Efficient nighttime lighting

  • building code requires use of high efficacy lights in some areas, dimmers in others
  • use efficient LED light sources in family room (permlight LED light)
  • use efficient LED lighting for exterior lighting (spots, accent lights

Architecture changes for better daytime lighting

  • Goal: Eliminate dark areas in the house so that typically no lights need to be on during the day
  • Added two doorways (some doorways were framed but hidden in walls!)
  • Improved existing house skylight by adding light tunnel,
  • Added two small skylights to family room to improve daytime lighting,
  • Removed a wall in kitchen breakfast nook wall that blocked light.