4 Advantages of Natural Light in Commercial Settings

By Jeff Brain | January 09, 2018

Supermarkets were once discouraged from incorporating natural lighting into their design plans, because it was believed that sunlight would increase cooling loads and spoil fresh food products quickly. According to new research, however, properly diffused daylighting products avoid these negative consequences and in fact provide multiple benefits for supermarkets. Architects and designers are now rethinking the best way to illuminate a supermarket interior.

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5 Important Benefits Of Full-Spectrum Light

By Torrin Greathouse | December 05, 2017

Natural full-spectrum light offers a wide range of benefits for a variety of applications, from industrial facilities to schools and hospitals. 

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5 Top Ways to Bring Low Risk Natural Lighting Into Your Building

By Torrin Greathouse | October 12, 2017

The quality of natural light illuminating a space depends on the kind of daylighting product you choose to incorporate into the building design. For some businesses looking to add natural light to the interior, one product alone will be sufficient, but for others, multiple products may be needed.

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4 Reasons to Supplement Artificial Lighting with Natural Light

By Torrin Greathouse | September 28, 2017

In our 24/7 a day 365 day a year culture, lighting is extremely important to the way we function. For hundreds of years, we planned our lives around the rise and fall of the sun, however, since the invention of the light bulb in 1880, the structure of our lives has drastically changed. We now spend the majority of our time under artificial electric lighting. At this point it is expected, but this is largely because we lack an understanding of how unhealthy artificial light can be. 

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The Role of Daylighting in Student Success

By Torrin Greathouse | September 21, 2017

While many offices, supermarkets, and industrial facilities have begun to integrate natural light, 
there are many other kinds of facilities that can benefit from it. Schools in particular should take full advantage of the potential advantages natural lighting offers.

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How Can Natural Lighting Combat Workplace Depression?

By Torrin Greathouse | September 07, 2017

Lack of exposure to the daily cycle of natural light negatively impacts human psychology. When most of the day is spent under artificial lights, the body does not function properly to keep the body active, alert, and healthy. This imbalance leads to symptoms of depression.

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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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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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