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Optimal Daylight

SKYLIGHT SPECIAL BENEFITS


LET THE SUN SHINE IN!

Few people would claim to prefer artificial light to sunlight. The ongoing popularity of sun roofs, and the coveted office window attest to many people’s desire for natural light in the buildings they occupy. Notwithstanding this instinctive attraction to sunlight, architects, for most of the 20th century, did not pay particular attention to day lighting concepts. This is commonly traced to the introduction of the electric high bulb in the 1920s, which turned architects concerns away from considering a building’s orientation to the sun daily and seasonal paths. However, the advent of new skylight and roof technologies, and their incorporation into accepted “green building models”, is ushering in a new era for day lighting systems. Once considered too energy inefficient by architect, a new generation of sophisticated and attractive aluminum framed skylights and atria are making their stamp on the modem city.

THE ADVANTAGE OF DAYLIGHT

Artificial lighting accounts for 40% to 50% of the electricity consumed in many commercial and institutional buildings, and 10% to 20% of that consumed by industry. Properly designed and introduced, day lighting can significantly reduce a building’s artificial lighting requirements and its costs. Sunlight can also reduce a building’s artificial cooling and healing requirements

Daylight produces less heat per unit of illumination than many artificial lights potentially reducing cooling requirements and can cut heating requirement as part of a passive solar heating system. Aside from these building-specific issues, evidence is mounting that daylight can confer direct benefits to the mood and habits of those who occupy daylight buildings

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A growing number of studies have associated daylight schools with quicker teaming, daylight offices with less absenteeism and higher productivity, daylight hospitals with happier patients. And even daylight retail shops with more consumptive shoppers. A typical roof based skylight configuration consists of specially manufactured translucent thermoforming polycarbonate or acrylic panels bonded to a grid core constructed of interlocked, extruded structural aluminum beams.

Benefits

Artificial lighting accounts for 40% to 50% of the electricity consumed in many commercial and institutional buildings, and 10% to 20% of that consumed by industry.

  • Use natural resources and clean energy
  • Long-term economic benefits
  • Installation and maintenance simple, stable system
  • Reasonable cost, suitable for a variety of objects, organized
OPTIMAL DAYLIGHT

Most of us are looking for homes with a lot of light, because we require two-to-three times more light to see by age 60 as we did in our twenties. Skylights help balance the light in the room, reducing glare and transforming living areas in more open, safer spaces.

SAVE MONEY

Properly designed and introduced, day lighting can significantly reduce a building’s artificial lighting requirements and its costs. Sunlight can also reduce a building’s artificial cooling and healing requirements. Daylight produces less heat per unit of illumination than many artificial lights potentially reducing cooling requirements and can cut heating requirement as part of a passive solar heating system

CONTROL YOUR ENERGY

Skylights cut down on the earth’s emissions and the need for electric lighting naturally. Using daylight not only reduces energy costs and consumption, but also reduces the demand for unsustainable power that is currently challenging the health of the world’s environment.