Daylighting is the illumination of buildings with natural light. Daylight is controlled natural light, from the visible the part of the solar electromagnetic spectrum between 380 and 780 nm. Daylight is not direct sunlight.
Our bodies performs better with natural daylight; children learn better, employees are happier and more alert and productive; customers linger longer; and patients heal faster. Our body’s circadian rhythm requires daylight nearly as much as air and water, or it will eventually lead to problems with health and well-being.
Design of today’s office environments take into consideration how natural daylight exposure and window views contribute to occupant well being and performance. Most architects and engineers accept the studies proving that happy and healthy employees show up to work more often and perform better and longer in naturally lit work environments with a view. These professionals also accept the energy efficiency and LEED, BREEAM, Green Star and other green certification benefits of daylighting.
SerraLux develops products to bring the power of daylight inside to improve our homes, schools, and work spaces with more of nature’s gift of natural illumination. And, in the process reduced the need for costly artificial lighting because—because daylight is free!