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You may notice in many houses there are parts of the roof where the sun shines through. Usually they are stylized to look like your normal electric lighting, but they are just basically holes covered with glasses and watertight. They are called skylights and they are very useful. In fact, once you know more about them, you may want to have them installed in your home too.

What Skylights are For

Installing skylights are just another way to brighten home interiors for free, especially during winter months.  Skylights use the brightness of the sun to illuminate parts of the house during the day. During winter, when the days are darker, skylights take the center rule in getting lights into the places in the house that ambient light can come in.

Advantages of Installing Skylights

Skylights bring many advantages. The first one to come to mind is  minimizing electricity usage.  If you live in a moderate to large size house, you know that there are places that the lights from the windows can’t reach.  In order to brighten those places, you keep your electric powered lights turned on all day. With skylights, you can eliminate your dependence on electricity to brighten those areas. The best part is this light is free.

Another advantage of skylights is rooted in the fact that natural light is healthier than electric lights. Natural lights are relaxing, easier to the eye and generally more pleasant.  In fact, for many years scientists are trying to make electric lights that produce the same wavelength of light as the sun but has never found success. The reason they work hard to come up with such electric light is because they know that unnatural light are actually bad for human eyes.

The third advantage of installing skylights is that they balance the light coming from the sides, reducing glare that causes eyestrain.

Finally, skylight also provides a solution to a modern problem.  As  ities and suburbs continue to grow, houses are becoming closer to each other.  Suddenly, your windows become a privacy risk as other people could easily peer into your room through your window. If you close your window, light will not come in and you will be forced to use electricity even during the day or else you have to endure the gloom of a dark house. Skylights provide you with good ambient light source without risking your privacy. You can close your window and the skylights will  brighten your room.

One last thing, if you care about the environment and want to reduce your carbon footprint, installing skylights is a good way to do so.

Skylights give your home free lighting during the day, which is perfect if you are trying to conserve yor energy use.  It also helps you keep your privacy and helps make your house relaxing.

As a designer or architect, you can use 3D rendering services to help your clients better appreciate how skylights would look in their homes.

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