Solar tubular skylights never cease to amaze me.
Solar lighting is somewhat of an art form. Determining where a light should be placed and how large of a light to install takes experience. This light was artfully installed centered with the cabinetry and at the entrance to the kitchen. It highlights the wood flooring beautifully.
There are a variety of diffusers available, and UV filters eliminate fading of furniture and surfaces.
Since this room is in the middle of the home, and traditional skylights are not an option, a solar tubular skylight was a natural choice to bring natural light into the space. Absent this light, the homeowner would want to use electric lighting during the day, which is both inefficient and harsh on the eyes. The natural daylight in this room makes it a pleasure throughout the day!