Lighting, especially sunlight, is important not only in illuminating the spaces we live in, but for the proper functioning of our vision. In the wake of the current high power rates and constant blackouts, many people have had to resort to other means of lighting such as diesel generators, which are noisy, uneconomical, and inefficient and pollute the environment.
Those who have the opportunity to exploit natural lighting are doing so. Other than windows, modern technology avails ideal, yet economical means to light up the home.
A light tunnel is a beautiful yet functional option that will not only add a sense of touch to any room, but will also bring natural light into your interior, making work and relaxing far more enjoyable.
The beauty of natural light is often underestimated and unappreciated. Natural light is so important that humans would fail to thrive without it.
This is so true that countries like Norway report suicide seasons with peaks occurring in late autumn and early winter, the months with long nights.
This is one reason why some people will spend millions to ensure they allow as much natural light in their working places as well as at home. Lack of proper natural lighting is also associated with tiredness, sluggishness and depression.
Light tunnels, or the application of skylights, are ecologically beneficial and a big plus to organizations and homes that use electricity for lighting during the day.
Further, it translates into big saves on electricity costs and goes miles towards contributing to efforts of greening the earth and conserving it for future posterity. Light tunnels are modern and eco-friendly solutions that provide great energy saving opportunities.
The application of skylights makes it possible to illuminate all rooms in a house or building including those that have not been fitted with vertical or roof windows.
The versatility of light tunnels extend into the night, although they would have to be boosted with an electric light kit to convert it to a source of artificial light.
The quality of light transmitted is not affected by weather conditions as it offers a much higher color-rendering index than any artificial light source.
Dimly lit interiors such as bathrooms, dressing rooms, corridors, staircases or basements can be scary to use at night but with a light tunnel, comfort is enhanced.