5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Rely On Traditional Skylights

By Jeff Brain | June 22, 2017

In the history of lighting, skylights are one of the oldest and most relied upon forms of
illuminating a building. Because of their long history, the skylight has seen many iterations over the years. Despite this, many people still insist on using skylights which employ a traditional flat-pane design. 

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Why is Daylight Invaluable for Health Care Facilities

By Torrin Greathouse | June 20, 2017

While many hospitals integrate skylights or other daylighting elements into their lobbies and atriums, they often feature far less accessibility for natural light after the first fluorescent-
lit hallway. Given how healthy natural light has proven to be, this may be surprising. Manyhospitals and other healthcare facilities could benefit from supplementing their artificial lights with daylight. 

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Common Mistakes Everyone Makes In LED Lighting

By Jeff Brain | June 15, 2017

With each year that passes, LED lighting becomes a more dominant force in the lighting field. This is largely due to their major efficiency edge over both CFL and incandescent bulbs, as well as the fact that they do not produce excess waste heat. Despite all the benefits they offer, however, they face a few distinct issues. 

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Using Natural Light to Minimize Employee Sick Days

By Torrin Greathouse | June 13, 2017

Natural light can have a major effect on day-to-day human health. Studies show that daily exposure minimizes many health risks, and actually bolsters the immune system. By improving occupant health, this can actually contribute to greater productivity, minimizing absenteeism and making the hours spent at work more productive. 

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The Three Top Risks Of Daylighting

By Jeff Brain | June 08, 2017

While daylighting can be extremely effective for cutting costs, increasing occupant health, and ensuring a more beautiful environment, it does not always have a positive outcome. Despite the potential benefits,   poorly integrated daylighting can actually open your building to a number of risks. 

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Can Reducing Artificial Light Boost Productivity?

By Torrin Greathouse | June 06, 2017

New studies are constantly discovering the benefits natural light over artificial light, yet many people are unaware of the benefits artificial lighting can offer. One major benefit is the way this changes productivity in a business.  There are both physiological and emotional reasons for this increase. 

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How Can Natural Light Help Protect Your Sight?

By Jeff Brain | June 01, 2017

For a long time we have understood the intrinsic connection between sunlight and human health. One element of this that is often ignored however, is the effect of light on our visual health. Because our eyes rely on light, the kind of light we give them can drastically affect their function. 

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Why Has Natural Lighting Grown More Popular In The Past Decade

By Torrin Greathouse | May 30, 2017

The use of natural lighting has a long history in societies around the world, however, skylights have fallen in and out of widespread use for centuries. The last decade has seen another marked increase in the popularity of these systems for use in commercial, industrial, medical, and even educational buildings. 

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Three Reasons Why You Shouldn't Rely On LED Lighting

By Jeff Brain | May 25, 2017

While LEDs continue to grow in popularity as a sustainable lighting method, many people are ignoring a set of issues which they commonly face. While not all lamps are susceptible to these problems, many are, which can make a building’s reliance on them a major problem. 

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Five Ways Natural Light Improves Human Health

By Torrin Greathouse | May 23, 2017

Despite the broad range of benefits living under natural light provides, our society is extremely tied to our use of artificial lighting. What may surprise you is the fact that this could be harming our health. By replacing artificial lights with daylighting, it is possible to counteract and overcome these harmful effects. 

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