Over the past few years considerable research has been undertaken on the use of light pipes as transport devices or light emitters.

The majority of systems in use employ electric lamps or sun tracking devices as light sources and thus rely on expensive equipment to capture, transport and distribute light.

These devices operate according to the same physical principles as electric or solar systems to transport and distribute light but, due to their simplicity, are cheaper to construct and maintain.
In their applications to day lighting, they are also often called tubular day lighting devices, sun pipes, sun scopes, or daylight pipes.

Light pipes may be divided into two broad categories: hollow structures that contain the light with a reflective lining, and transparent solids that contain the light by total internal reflection.


Roof dome

Roof dome are made from Bohemian Crystal and practically don’t age compared to plastic domes.

  • Crystal has great capacity for collecting daylight when there is cloud cover.
  • Crystal domes don’t distort the natural colors of daylight.


Light way chose sodium potassium glass for the ceiling diffusers of incoming light.

  • Other producers make this feature from plastic, which means faster aging and the danger of color distortion in the incoming daylight.
  • There is a difference visible to the eye between plastic and glass diffusers.

Flexible tube

Amount of light: due to physical laws, it delivers very little light. For this kind, the name “dark pipe” has been created

  • Construction companies like to use it as a substitute for a light pipe because its price is a third of a light pipe which shines.
  • It works only in direct sunlight.