Using natural light to illuminate dark and under-lit areas can ignite the imagination to create unique and highly effective inventions.
An article by Gibby Zobel BBC World Service found such a light-entrepreneur; (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23536914) I really liked the idea that Mr Moser from Brazil came up with – bottled light. He took a standard plastic water bottle, added a small amount of bleach, punched many holes in his corrugated roof, stuck the water bottles up into the holes and let the sunlight do the rest.
There is nothing like natural light, nothing can simulate the specific quality and feeling we have when we are exposed to its natural source.
By now over one million people are estimated to be using Mr Moser’s system. “It gives you goose-bumps to think about it,” Moser says.
Bringing natural light into a basement does take some creative thinking; when daylight comes through the window at the bottom of a conventional light well it tends to arrive at an angle of about 45 degrees. This means that the bulk of the light bought into the basement in this way merely illuminates an area of floor below the window.
Our Swiss engineered Mirror Shaft system overcomes this problem by delivering the light deep into the basement room, providing the kind of illumination you expect everywhere in a well-designed building.