Artificial light is a must, but natural light is a different kind of essential.
Not only does natural light enable you to see things and people better, in their most raw form, but it also plays an important role in humans’ overall health, specifically in the supply of Vitamin D and other nutrients. While artificial light is the one more frequently used by everybody everyday, natural light from the sun is also inevitable, and it’s unimaginable what the world would be without it.
Inside houses, people often use artificial light. Of course, when you’re studying at night, when you’re cooking meals, when you’re taking a bath, when you’re watching TV, when you’re speaking with each other, you need artificial light sources to see and move around. However, there’s often an unnoticeable mistake that some homeowners commit when having their homes built and designed. What is that? Having the indoors obtain little to no sunlight at all. That is having no entryway for sunlight to enter.
Sunlight is surely indispensable. Here are 8 reasons why receiving natural light inside your house is important.
No matter how high-end light fixtures and brands may wow you, nothing tops the light that the sun gives. Natural light is an unsurpassed light source – then, now and forever. It’s simply the best one ever.
Some people are afraid of the sun, but the light it distributes is actually needed by the human skin and body in general.
If your home does not have enough natural light entering it, the only way to obtain the vitamins and minerals from the sun is stepping outside during daytime. If you always stay indoors, you don’t get those nutrients.
Let natural light come in because it keeps your skin healthy and glowing, your body strong and energetic, and your immune system tough and improved.
This is not a total necessity, but for taking photos at home, the best lighting is natural light. It brings out the freshness and the untouched clarity of your photos and of their subjects. Natural light creates a comely natural vibe that’s timeless and incomparable. Moreover, it’s free, so your photoshoots can be very budget-friendly, and you can just have random home photoshoots when you’re bored or in the mood for them!
Seeing light wakes you up, especially if it’s from the sun. When you allow natural light into your abode, your mood will be better, happier and higher. Dim makes you feel idle and gloomy, but bright makes you alive and awake!
Natural light boosts your mind too. You can work or study better in a room that’s showered with comfortable light, including natural light. You can think more clearly as you see more clearly.
Natural light can illuminate spaces on its own, without the need for other light sources. The sun itself proves that.
If you have natural light arriving inside your home, your usage of artificial light is reduced. You can turn off your lamps and bulbs during daytime, then just utilize them when it gets dark. This equates to cutting down electricity costs and saving more money.
Sunlight brings heat, warmth indoors. As it mixes with the temperature already present inside your home, it allows temperature control. This is the same even when it’s not sunny but rainy and windy. It helps you cut energy costs from using appliances for ventilation.
Like what it does to photos, natural light displays the raw beauty of your home. It exhibits its details in crisp and clear forms. It enhances the grace of your interiors, regardless of whether the sunlight spreads throughout the whole floor or directly hits only a specific spot in it.
Another thing, natural light augments airness in your house. Because the place is showered with brightness, it feels more breathable and cozy.
Your home will be a perfect habitat for indoor plants when sunlight has an entranceway to it. Sunlight is a must for plant growth. Your indoor plants and your indoor garden in general will flourish beautifully if they receive enough natural light.
If your house is soon to be constructed, make sure that you let your custom home builders design it in such a way that the sunlight can easily come in. On the other hand, if you’re thinking of renovation, request for a way to open up some windows, doors or skylights bigger, or have them repositioned, so natural light can penetrate well.
Natural light is indeed vital to homes and to the lives inside homes, so value welcoming it into your lovely abode.
Nicole Ann Pore is a writer, an events host and a voice over artist. Quality and well-researched writing is her worthwhile avenue to enlighten and delight others about things that matter. She is a daytime writer for Worthington Homes, a trust-worthy Sydney builder specializing in residential construction. Nicole graduated Cum Laude from De La Salle University Manila, Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts.