Minimizing Overhead Costs with Commercial Skylights

By Torrin Greathouse | August 17, 2017

One of the major reasons that many people integrate commercial skylights in their businesses is to reduce their reliance on artificial lighting.This can help a facility to maintain lower overall energy costs. However, this is not the only way in which daylighting can help minimize energy costs, or overall overhead. 

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The Potential Risks of Low-Cost LED Lamps

By Torrin Greathouse | August 15, 2017

The LED lighting industry has gained traction in recent years due to the growing affordability of these more efficient lamps.  A wealth of studies show that LEDs are one of the most cost effective artificial lighting systems on the market today, however, cheaply produced LEDs have several major issues which end up costing you in the long run.

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5 Smart Reasons to Invest in Daylighting

By Jeff Brain | August 10, 2017

What do the terms “daylighting” and “green technology” really mean for consumers who are looking to invest? While electrically powered incandescent and fluorescent bulbs still dominate the market, sustainable lighting is quietly revolutionizing the way we think about everyday life. New solutions such as solid state LEDs and sustainable skylights have already begun to transform the industry. While it may seem like investing in emerging technology is often risky, here are a few good reasons why daylighting is worth the risk.

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Can Artificial Lighting Harm Productivity?

By Torrin Greathouse | August 08, 2017

Since we first invented the lightbulb, humans have been deeply reliant upon artificial light. This is largely due to the inexpensive and convenient nature of electric lights. Despite their reputation, however, artificial lights are not always the best choice for a given facility. In fact, recent studies have shown daylighting to have a competitive edge. 

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6 Ways To Introduce Natural Lighting

By Jeff Brain | August 03, 2017

When most people think about natural lighting what comes to mind is probably a flat-pane skylight in the ceiling, allowing light to flow directly inside. While this is one model of daylighting, it is far less common than most people think. The lighting market actually has a broad range of natural solutions, each fit to a variety of different facilities. 

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Five Quick Tips For Natural Lighting

By Torrin Greathouse | August 01, 2017

Because of how common artificial lighting methods have become, natural lighting methods are less widely integrated. As a result, many people are no longer aware of the benefits these systems can offer, or how to properly integrate them into a building. Below are five important considerations when you are utilizing natural lighting in any facility.



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How to Get Your Clients Excited About Daylighting

By Jeff Brain | July 27, 2017

For building designers, the task of selling their client on a certain product or solution can be a daunting task. A major part of this struggle is getting the client excited about whatever the product in question is. Unfortunately for designers looking to integrate daylighting into a facility, it is far less easy to get clients excited about than the newest sleek artificial lighting product. So how do you get clients to care about natural light? 

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Learn How To Make More Money With Commercial Skylights

By Torrin Greathouse | July 25, 2017

For all of the benefits of natural lighting that are commonly discussed, there is one benefit for commercial facilities that often surprises. In retail, light can have a drastic effect on your business, and studies have proven that integrating commercial skylights into your facility can increase daily profits. 

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5 Things Nobody Told You About Daylighting

By Jeff Brain | July 20, 2017

As daylighting grows in popularity, many people are beginning to discover how valuable it can be to their facilities, however, there are many important things to know outside of the commonly quoted stats. 

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Six Reasons to Invest in Natural Light

By Torrin Greathouse | July 18, 2017

Despite their long history many building owners and designers are less likely to integrate skylights than artificial lighting. In part, this is due to the prevalence of sustainable electric lighting in the market, but is also due to the distrust of traditional skylights which were inefficient and allowed moisture to enter the building envelope. Modern skylights, however, eliminate these design issues. 

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