In this article we begin to explore the important impact that the quality and quantity of light has on our sense of wellbeing and ability to carry out daily tasks. How would you feel about working in the space in the photo? Inspired, energetic, enthusiastic...? Unlikely.
If you are thinking of renovating, selling or renting out a property, the results of several National and International surveys were released during 2017-18 and provide evidence that good lighting is an important factor in perceived property value, ‘kerb-appeal’ and buying decisions.
When the nights are long and days short, getting up for work and coming home again in the dark can be grim. Some of us succumb to the 'Winter blues', leading to increased illness, reduced productivity and feelings of melancholy. Can lighting improve our sleep and lift our moods?
Most people take artificial night-time lighting for granted. In cities, it is considered to be an acceptable component of our society, and many think it is a necessity for safety and security. As a result, illumination levels have increased over the last 50 years by a factor of 10.