Light Tube, Skylight Ideas. Free 1 year pro membership to my favourite comment. Answered
Maybe you can help me with a little project I'm mulling over at the moment.
I'm thinking of building a skylight to direct the early morning sunlight into my dark, west facing bedroom. My goal is to make something that lets me wake up naturally as the sun rises.
I've done some quick research on what is available for sale in local hardware stores, and all I could find looked pretty ordinary and was very expensive.
Ideally I would like to catch light from the eastern side of my roof and direct it through a light tube to the ceiling of my bedroom. The distance would be about 4-5m with a couple of bends.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to make an efficient light tube? Flexible mirror lining a tube? Optic fibre? Light pipe?
In case that's too easy, the next challenge is a bit more fancy. I'm imagining a slim light tube running down inside a wall, from the roof space to a translucent panel made to look like a picture frame or window. It would be a lot like having an actual east facing window.
Keep in mind that I'm a complete cheapskate on a tight budget.
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