National Daylight Appreciation Day Celebrates the Joy of Daylight on the Longest Day of the Year

Solatube International Helps Promote Myriad Benefits of Daylight

June 21st marks National Daylight Appreciation Day, a special occasion that honors the summer solstice and invites everyone to recognize and celebrate the countless benefits of sunlight. As we bask in the longest day of daylight in the northern hemisphere, it’s the perfect time to appreciate the positive impact of natural daylight in our lives.

Numerous studies have highlighted the advantages of daylight, including:

Improved Health and Wellness: Quality exposure to daylight has been proven to enhance well-being, boost mood, reduce stress and lower rates of depression, as discovered by scientists at the Lighting Research Center (LRC) in Troy, N.Y.

Better Sleep Patterns: The Journal of Pineal Research published a study revealing that daylight exposure during the day provides the necessary mental and visual stimulation to regulate a healthy circadian system, leading to a more restful sleep at night.

Increased Productivity: According to a Future Workplace poll conducted for the Harvard Business Review, 70% of individuals reported that access to natural daylight improved their work performance. In daylight office environments, workers experienced a significant decrease in eyestrain, headaches and drowsiness, as demonstrated by Dr. Alan Hedge’s study at Cornell University.

Germ Reduction: A study published in the journal Microbiome highlighted the germ-reducing effects of daylight. Daylit rooms exhibited similar benefits to those exposed to UV light, with around half as many viable bacteria compared to dark rooms.

As a leading manufacturer and marketer of tubular skylights, we are proud to have sponsored National Daylight Appreciation Day. The annual observance also highlights the importance of daylighting (i.e. windows, tubular skylights, etc.) as an interior source of lighting. By reducing the need for electric lighting in homes and commercial buildings, daylighting can help reduce energy consumption and significantly lower carbon emissions.

Cost-effective, energy-efficient, and eco-friendly, a Solatube tubular skylight harvests daylight at the rooftop, transfers it down a highly reflective tube, and distributes it evenly into an interior space through a diffuser at the ceiling — on both sunny and cloudy days — with virtually no maintenance. We are proud to offer the highest Light Transfer Efficiency (LTE), the most consistent Color Temperature Maintenance (CTM), and the best light-to-solar heat gain ratio of any daylighting system on the market.

Since the introduction of the first Solatube product in 1991, over 2 million people have enhanced their homes with Solatube, and countless businesses, including department stores, schools, hotels, hospitals, grocery stores, offices and athletic facilities, have embraced the benefits of natural daylight. This widespread adoption reflects Solatube’s daylighting solutions’ effectiveness and commitment to bringing beautiful daylight into even the darkest interior spaces.

Join us in celebrating National Daylight Appreciation Day by embracing the power of natural daylight and sharing your sun-filled experiences on social media using the hashtag #NationalDaylightAppreciationDay.

Are you interested in celebrating the benefits of natural daylight every day? 

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