Five Important Facts That You Should Know About Daylighting

By Torrin Greathouse | July 11, 2017

Because daylighting is such a detailed and complex field, it is impossible to quickly summarize all of the information necessary to understand it. There are, however, some important details which not everyone might know. Below are five important, and in some cases lesser known facts about integrating natural light into a facility.

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How Natural Lighting Can Help You Improve Your Health

By Jeff Brain | July 06, 2017

For decades, electrical lighting has been a modern convenience, linked into most  aspects of our daily life. It is extremely rare to spend time in any indoor space which is not lit, at least in part, with artificial lighting. Studies show, however, that this may not be the healthiest part of modern society. In fact, the health benefits of natural lighting over artificial are well documented. 

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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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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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Is Natural Lighting the Best Pick for Your Business?

By Torrin Greathouse | May 02, 2017

Deciding to integrate natural lighting into your facility can sometimes be a complex decision, requiring you to weigh your building’s requirements, the cost of investment, and the benefits it can provide. Below we’ve included a few important things to consider before integrating natural light in your building.

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Cutting Costs with Natural Lighting

By Jeff Brain | April 27, 2017

One of the primary reasons that facility owners are updating their buildings’ lighting is to cut costs as energy costs continue to rise. Beyond the sustainability of using sunlight, natural lighting methods also offer the opportunity to significantly cut costs. It can be difficult to immediately see the ways in which these methods can cut costs, however, there are a few key ways in which they directly affect electric costs. 

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How Can Daylighting Benefit Commercial Buildings

By Jeff Brain | March 09, 2017

Well-integrated daylighting offers benefits for a broad range of applications, ranging from military to medical and from corporate to industrial. One area in which natural light can be particularly beneficial is in commercial facilities.

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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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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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How Can Biophilic Design Help Your Bottom Line?

By Jeff Brain | December 27, 2016

Biophilic design has been one of the biggest lighting industry buzzwords of 2016, despite the fact that many people still aren’t entirely sure what it means. Biophilia is the idea that human health is hardwired to respond to natural stimuli, light, wind, natural scents, etc. Biophilic lighting uses our human connection to the sun to ensure healthy, efficient lighting.

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