Did you know that artificial lighting makes up for 19% of electrical consumption worldwide? In addition, electric lighting represents up to 25% of energy use in a home. Because of this, more and more people are recommending the use of natural light, firstly, because of its significant contribution to the environment and also because it can bring many benefits in different areas of our daily lives. This infographic from HappyCleans goes into more detail and the many positives that come with being exposed to natural light.
The main advantages of it can be evidenced in health and in how much you pay for artificial light. For example, the energy costs of a house can be reduced by up to 75% by using natural light. In addition, it has been shown that exposure to the sun can help the body obtain the necessary dose of vitamin D, which is essential to improve heart health as well as to reduce blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Other studies also demonstrated the benefits that natural light can bring to people's work performance and productivity. Workers exposed to sunlight were more creative and achieved more sales as a result. Furthermore, they were able to show a reduction in fatigue, headaches and drowsiness. Furthermore, schools with greater access to natural light also obtained very good results, in fact, they observed a 10% increase in test scores.
If you want to make the most out of all this in your home, try the following:
- Put larger windows in your home and keep them clean to allow light entering the spaces
- Use glass doors to facilitate the circulation of light
- Use light-colored paint for walls, furnishing and materials that promote the brightness of the zones
Check out the full infographic now for more information!
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