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Celebrate the First Day of Summer on Daylight Appreciation Day, June 21
Date:6/17/2010

Daylight Appreciation Day, created to commemorate the longest day of the year – the first day of summer – celebrates the many great, natural benefits daylight provides.

(PRWEB) June 17, 2010 -- Because not everyone can enjoy the warmth and illumination of outdoor sunshine due to work, school, or issues that keep people indoors, bringing the sun into homes and buildings through “daylighting” has become an important element of modern design.

Daylight brought indoors has been shown to improve productivity, enhance health and wellness, and reduce overall energy costs. Pure natural daylight makes colors more vivid, reduces eye strain, and, according to studies, the variation in solar light levels throughout the course of a day helps cure Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

Here are 10 facts about daylighting that can help homeowners, office professionals and designers appreciate daylight on Daylight Appreciation Day and year-round:

1.   Daylighting provides energy usage reduction during the most important time of day, peak hours, when energy rates are the highest and daylight availability is the greatest.

2.   Integrating daylight into home designs can slash interior lighting costs by up to 80%.

3.   Tubular Daylighting Devices can bring daylight into dark spaces into homes and businesses, and can be easily installed in about two hours without the hassle and expense of reframing.

4.   A 2003 study of office worker productivity found that exposure to daylight was consistently linked with higher levels of concentration and better short-term memory.

5.   According to the Wisconsi
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