Four Ways Outdated Skylights Could End Up Costing You

By Torrin Greathouse | February 16, 2017

There is currently an overwhelming number of competing daylighting technologies on the market, and as such, an overload of information available. Fortunately, there is also a wealth of information on the ways that skylights can save your business money whereas the wrong skylight system can have the opposite effect. 

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4 Tips to Ensure Your LEDs Don't Increase Your Costs

By Jeff Brain | February 14, 2017

LED lamps have the potential to actually increase costs in your facility, despite their reputation as the most efficient artificial lighting system on the market. If they are integrated without proper research, like with any other lighting method, it is easy to make decisions which will cost you more in the long run.

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How Can Natural Lighting Boost Efficiency for Your Business?

By Torrin Greathouse | February 09, 2017

Integrating natural light into a facility can have a wide range of benefits, though many people do not realize the distinct effect it can have on productivity and efficiency. Between aiding physical and mental health, and helping contribute to productivity, natural lighting can significantly improve a business's efficiency. 

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How to Calculate Your Potential Savings with Daylighting

By Jeff Brain | February 07, 2017

While many skylight manufacturers will tell you about the bundles of money that daylighting can save you, it is often difficult to pin down how much exactly you can really save. There are a wide range of factors which can effect savings, however, there are a few things which may act as better predictors. 

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Are Solar Tracking Skylights the Right Choice for You?

By Torrin Greathouse | February 02, 2017

With the wealth of sustainable lighting products on the market, it can be difficult to figure out which one is the best for your business. Even though passive skylight variants have dominated the natural lighting market, many people do not realize that there are active daylighting options as well, such as solar tracking skylights. 

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The Hidden Cost of Poorly Integrated Daylighting

By Jeff Brain | January 31, 2017

The right skylights will help you to reduce HVAC and lighting costs in your facility. Investing in inexpensive skylights and not taking care of  the installation process can actually result  in increased costs.Therefore, it is extremely important to ensure your daylighting is well integrated. 

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5 Tips for Choosing the Best Skylight Manufacturer

By Torrin Greathouse | January 26, 2017

One important consideration that people typically overlook is the manufacturer when selecting a sustainable lighting system for their facility. There can be dozens of manufacturers  for each specific kind of product. Researching them can help you better understand the product and avoid costly mistakes.

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Are LEDs the Best Fit for Your Facility?

By Jeff Brain | January 24, 2017

LED lighting has rapidly gained popularity in the lighting industry ever since its introduction in US markets in 2008. The benefits of LED lamps are well documented, and in many cases they are considered an industry standard. As a result, many people make assumptions and do not consider whether LEDs are actually the best choice for their facility. 

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How to Maximize the Benefits of Natural Lighting

By Torrin Greathouse | January 19, 2017

Although society has grown far more aware of the potential benefits of daylighting, many people still do not know how to ensure these benefits for their facility. There are a few simple steps and pieces of information that can help businesses along the right path. 

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The Dangers of Investing in Traditional Skylights

By Jeff Brain | January 17, 2017

Skylights have been a prominent feature of our architecture for thousands of years, but  within the last few decades there has been emphasis on refining their designs to be more efficient and cost effective. Traditional skylights are known to be extremely cheap and accessible,  and while this may seem appealing they actually present many issues that more modern skylights do not. 

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