Natural lighting system is a product that eliminates or minimizes the need for the use of electric lighting (artificial lighting) during daylight hours, bringing daylight into spaces with zero energy. Thus, energy costs arising from artificial lighting are reduced and carbon emissions are reduced.
It contributes to the economy of both users and our country. Lighting, accounting for a large part of energy consumption, is of great importance in reducing energy consumption and ensuring sustainability through energy efficiency studies. Energy consumption for lighting is distributed 28% to the residential sector, 48% to the service sector, 16% to the industrial sector, and 8% to street lighting. Therefore, the use of daylighting systems significantly reduces energy consumption in buildings.
Benefits of Natural Lighting
1. ENERGY SAVINGS
Artificial lighting is not needed in the daytime. Natural daylighting systems operating with zero energy reduce your lighting energy costs. Head load from artificial lighting as well as energy consumption for air conditioning are reduced.
Using natural lighting instead of artificial lighting will reduce your carbon foot print. The amount CO2 released into atmosphere is reduced.
3. INCREASED EFFICIENCY
It was seen that the number of sick days among people working in office and factories receiving daylight from windows during the day is lower than that of those working under artificial lighting without daylight, and natural lighting also improves efficiency.
4. INCREASED SALES IN STORES
In an indoor space illuminated with daylighting, we can see the objects around more clearly and distinguish them accurately and quickly. It also offers a larger, spacious and fresh atmosphere in the indoor. The sales rates of products placed on shelves in a place illuminated with daylight was seemed to be higher in that of the same products placed in a place illuminated with artificial lighting.
5. INCREASED LEARNING PERFORMANCE
The success rates of students in schools illuminated with daylight are known to be increased by 20-30%.
6. IMPROVED MENTAL AND HEALTH STATUS
It was observed that natural lighting shortens the healing process in hospitals since it creates a peaceful and warm atmosphere.