10 Benefits of Having Natural Lighting in the Home

The Advantages of Tubular Skylights

In the pursuit of a brighter and more vibrant lifestyle, harnessing the power of natural daylight through a Solatube tubular skylight can transform your home and well-being. Tubular skylights offer a multitude of advantages that extend beyond simple illumination. Let’s delve into the transformative influence that natural daylight can exert on your mood, productivity and the overall atmosphere of your living spaces:

1. Enhances Mood:

Embracing natural daylight isn’t just about brightness—it’s a mood booster! Sunlight exposure releases serotonin, the happiness neurotransmitter. Imagine a Solatube tubular skylight flooding your home with daylight, turning it into a haven of positive energy.

In the 2022 study by Morales-Bravo and Navarrete-Hernandez, natural light design (NLD) improvements stood out in improving mood. They found a 40% increase in perceived happiness and a notable -30% reduction in sadness. What’s more, NLD improvements contribute significantly to happiness across all housing types, averaging an impressive 45%. In short, incorporating a tubular skylight can genuinely transform your home into a happier and more uplifting space—in as little as two hours!

2. Increases Productivity:

Beyond mere illumination, daylight is directly linked to heightened productivity and improved concentration. Research indicates that effective daylighting can lead to an 18% increase in productivity for employees at work, while students show approximately 23% faster progress in their studies and achieve an average of 12.5% higher test scores at school.

With a Solatube tubular skylight, you can bring that productivity home and create an environment that’s not only well-lit but also fosters focus, creativity and a sense of clarity.

3. Supports Circadian Rhythms:

Exposure to natural daylight is pivotal for maintaining healthy circadian rhythms, which, in turn, have a profound impact on sleep-wake cycles. A well-lit home throughout the day plays a crucial role in establishing a harmonious circadian rhythm, fostering better sleep patterns and overall well-being.

In a study using healthy adults, more exposure to daylight improved their circadian alignment, addressing common issues like circadian desynchronization and sleep disorders linked to insufficient light exposure. Notably, participants in the study enjoyed an extra 46 minutes of sleep per night, emphasizing how daylighting can significantly enhance both the duration and quality of sleep.

4. Reduces Eye Strain:

Solatube tubular skylights offer a gentle and evenly distributed light source, effectively alleviating eye strain and discomfort. A study published by the Alexandria Engineering Journal explored how the introduction of daylight offers color variations unmatched by artificial light, reducing eye fatigue. Human eyes adapt easily to daylight, contributing to a more comfortable visual experience.

By maintaining optimal illuminance distribution, our tubular skylights create a comfortable environment for activities like reading, working or crafting—enhancing relaxation and visual comfort in your home.

5. Highlights Decor:

Natural daylight enhances the true colors of your decor elements. This allows you to fully appreciate the richness and vibrancy of paint colors, furniture and accessories, adding a touch of elegance and sophistication to your living spaces.

6. Creates a Spacious Feel:

Well-lit rooms appear larger and more open, and Solatube tubular skylights play a crucial role in achieving this effect. By minimizing shadows, these skylights create an expansive and airy ambiance, transforming your living spaces into inviting and visually open environments.

7. Showcases Textures:

Natural daylight brings out the textures and details of fabrics, finishes and surfaces. With effective daylighting, you can add depth and visual interest to your decor, creating a multi-dimensional and visually engaging atmosphere.

8. Reduces Energy Costs:

Utilizing the natural daylight from a Solatube tubular skylight during the day reduces the need for electric lighting, resulting in lower energy consumption and lowering your monthly utility costs. With 34% of the energy used in the average U.S. home is made up of only three things: heating, cooling and lighting, daylighting can truly make a noticeable dent in your energy bills.

You can also take it a step further and incorporate day and night lighting in one unit with our Universal Light Add-on Kit. Uniting daylighting with LEDs can save you up to 94% in energy costs! Embracing this technology not only enhances your lighting experience but also aligns with sustainable practices, contributing to both cost savings and environmental conservation.

9. Creates Dynamic Spaces:

Natural daylight is dynamic and changes throughout the day. Solatube tubular skylights provide varying intensities and angles of light, creating an aesthetically pleasing and energizing atmosphere in your home. It also enhances the overall ambiance, making your living spaces come alive.

10. Environmentally Friendly:

As previously mentioned, utilizing natural daylight through Solatube tubular skylights aligns perfectly with sustainable living practices. By reducing your reliance on artificial lighting, these skylights contribute to lower environmental impact and energy consumption. In addition to producing both beautifully illuminated and environmentally responsible spaces, a tubular skylight can propel you toward a greener and more sustainable future.

With Solatube tubular skylights, you not only invite natural daylight into your home, but you’re adopting a lifestyle that is brighter, healthier and more sustainable.

Are you ready to experience the magic of sunlight and its transformative effects?

Take the first step to a brighter home by visiting Solatube.com or by calling 888.SOLATUBE to schedule a free virtual or in-home consultation with your local Solatube Premier Dealer.