A well-illuminated home is always more inviting than a dark, poorly lit one. But not all light is created equal and the benefits of natural light, which include improved moods and health, far outweigh those of traditional lighting sources. Discover how Solatube’s Daylighting Systems can enhance your home and quality of life.
Australians love the outdoors and if we had our way we’d be spending much more of our time outside. Unfortunately most people spend up to 90 per cent of their time inside and this means less exposure to natural light – a situation that can have a negative effect on your health.
Spending time inside also tends to increase exposure to artificial light sources, such as computer screens and televisions. More natural light can help to counteract this. An affordable, simple and quick solution is to install a Solatube Daylighting System. This system allows natural light into your house without transferring the heat.
Natural is best
Natural light can improve your health and well-being by releasing serotonin that boosts energy levels and your overall mood. But it’s not always practical to spend time outside, which is where the Solatube Daylighting System comes in.
“Exposure to adequate amounts of natural light has been proven to encourage people to exercise more and to help them maintain regular circadian rhythms, which influence daily sleep and waking patterns,” says Solatube’s Brett Dickson.
By effectively capturing and bringing daylight into your interiors from the early morning until late afternoon, Solatube’s solutions can improve your health while reducing your need to rely on other traditional sources of lighting.
Increase your home’s buyer appeal and market value
How often have you seen a property promoted with the words: “light-filled interiors”? Real estate agent John Smyth of The Madison Agency in Sydney’s north, says skylights add value to a home: “The amount of natural light a home receives can influence its appeal, the length of time it’s on the market and its sale price,” he explains. “A skylight enhances a room even on overcast days.”
Adding aesthetics, form and function
Natural light provides an easy way to enhance your home, but Solatube doesn’t stop there. We also have various lighting fixtures and accessories to further enhance your interiors – and suit your home’s style and aesthetics. From practical, elegant and dazzling Decorative Lighting Fixtures; wall-mounted daylight dimmers; stylish add-on kits to keep your home bright long after nightfall; to ‘effect lenses’, which adjust the light and offer choices to soften or warm the light colour.
A Solatube Daylighting System is one of the easiest, quickest and most affordable ways to effectively bring the right amount of natural light into your home to help improve its look and your health.