Lighting is not only used as a tool to make dark areas visible but also can create a certain look and feel inside your home. Deciding whether to have artificial or natural lighting plays a large factor in its value both aesthetically and financially. If you’re considering installing custom skylights as opposed to traditional lighting, there are a number of advantages that can improve the life of the house and lives within it.
Skylights allow natural light from the sun to enter your house so there’s no energy being used constantly, unlike artificial light. And since there’s no energy being applied, it saves you money on your monthly electric billing. Installing one skylight can lower your bill almost ten percent. During colder months, using a skylight provides natural heat and can reduce your heating bill as well.
All life, both plants and animals, is supported by the energy of sunlight. Its properties include vitamin D, which is a necessary stimulus to produce healthy bones and teeth. Sunlight can boost metabolism, the immune system, energy, and cell production. Natural light is also proven to enhance brain and work productivity and elevate mood, decreasing the level of depression during warmer months. Artificial light, on the other hand, bears no beneficial qualities besides the lighting itself and with prolonged exposure can cause poorer life quality and cellular degeneration.
Natural lighting is the most appealing light to use. By letting in the natural light, skylights make the room more spacious and brighter. Natural light provides full range color, between infrared and ultraviolet respectively, which is hard to produce in artificial lighting. And just like a car or bike, there are a variety of designs you can choose from. Do you want one large window over your living room or a succession of smaller ones in the kitchen? Square, circle, triangle, or hexagon? Are you more inclined to a geometric or classic design? Do you want a skylight that monitors the amount of ultraviolet rays that enter your home? Will color play a role in your design? The combinations are endless and are solely up to your own personal style.
Reduces Mold or Mildew Infestation
In areas such as bathrooms and basements, moisture can build up and create bacterial and fungal accumulation. This can lead to a number of health problems including athlete’s foot, skin and eye infections, and some chronic respiratory problems. Sunlight naturally kills these harmful organisms without the use of hazardous chemicals or costly removal by a professional service.