In the current climate, many people are working from home and having to set up their own home office. Houses are not built with the same intentions as a professional office building, so it can sometimes be difficult to find a comfortable space in your home that is ergonomic, well-lit and conducive to work. Having a space that is properly illuminated is important for a number of reasons when working, including for reasons of occupational health and safety.
If the home office space you’ve picked doesn’t have windows or sufficient lighting, we recommend installing a daylighting system such as tubular skylights that can bring natural sunlight into parts of your home that it can’t usually reach. Access to natural daylight is one of the top features that employees want in a workplace, so why should your home office be any different?
Daylight is beneficial to have in your home and office for a number of reasons including energy savings, productivity and health. Let’s find out why!
A tubular skylight, such as the Solatube installations available from Belle Skylights, is specially engineered to capture the sun’s rays and efficiently deliver them into your home for a brilliantly, brighter space.
Once installed, the innovative skylight delivers consistent daylight at no extra cost to you. Solatube skylights are Energy Star rated and provide unequalled performance in light output and heat protection all-year-round. By utilising the daylight you won’t need to switch on lights or lamps that will consume electricity all day while you work and cost you a fortune, resulting in significant energy savings and a reduction to your electricity bill.
The incredibly reflective tube material, infused with patented Cool Tube technology draws away any heat ensuring that you get the highest energy efficiency possible, saving you energy that might be consumed by air conditioning.
Productivity and employee engagement are naturally boosted by access to daylight. Studies have shown that people feel happier, more engaged and are more likely to stay focused when they can work in natural light. Studies also showed that people who are exposed to natural light are likely to sleep longer. Better sleep equals well-rested, productive workers!
Sunlight also provides humans with Vitamin D which promotes better health (more on this below). A healthier person, will likely be a happier person, which will have a flow-on effect to their work. Who doesn’t want to be healthier and happier?
If you want to increase your productivity, think about how you can bring natural light into your workplace or home office.
Natural light is vital to a healthy existence and beneficial to your body in a multitude of ways. As mentioned above, natural light boosts your Vitamin D which is important for strong bones, muscles and overall wellbeing.
It has also been proven that natural light is better for your vision than fluorescent lights which often cause eye strain. Studies have shown that issues such as headaches, eye strain and blurred vision were reduced when employees were exposed to natural light.
Natural light is also a great mood booster, so you’ll feel much happier to be working in the brilliant daylight being brought into your home.
If you’d like to talk to the daylighting experts about how you can bring natural light into your home or office space, give the friendly team at Belle Skylights a call on 1300 168 374