Most low maintenance way to light a cupola?

mcfromctJune 20, 2013

We are finishing up construction on our new home and would love to install an ornamental cupola with a dim light inside. Since the roof is already on and house is sheetrocked, how would we go about doing this? What is the best option for low maintenance lighting? I read a little about fiberoptic and LED but it is definitely beyond my scope of understanding. Would an electrician even be willing to take on a job like this? It would require getting up on the roof of our attached garage. Where do we even start with an idea like this?

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David

You probably don't need fiber optics.

When the cupola is constructed, just get the necessary conduit and wiring installed along with a small light. Alternatively, the light could be solar powered with a battery pack tucked inside.

Bear in mind that the cupola would have to be securely fastened to the roof deck and still maintain the integrity of the roof.

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