Latest Daylighting Stories

2014-07-15 12:30:41

Synchronized Warranties, Federal Tax Credit and Rebate Make Dual Upgrades a Smart Choice FORT MILL, S.C., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Remodeling Magazine's Cost vs. Value Report, a roof replacement returns nearly 68 percent of its cost when you sell your home. If you don't happen to be moving right away, the replacement still improves the appearance of your biggest investment while protecting the contents and allowing you to enjoy your home even more. Tip 1:...

2014-07-02 12:30:19

Tim O'Brian Homes Boosts Indoor Air Quality with Skylights FORT MILL, S.C., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Daylight and fresh air aren't really all that costly. And getting these healthy attributes into our homes efficiently may be simpler than it seems. Opening vertical windows and using mechanical ventilation, such as fans, is one solution. Another is using quiet, free passive ventilation from the chimney effect provided by venting skylights working with windows. That, and the...

2014-04-22 04:20:41

Skylights Admit Twice At Much Daylight Per Square Foot Of Glass As Vertical Windows FORT MILL, S.C., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Earth Day is a perfect time for homeowners looking for a green method to bring more natural light and passive ventilation into homes to consider solar powered fresh air skylights. Homes that utilize skylights, in combination with vertical windows, to provide adequate levels of daylight tend to be more energy efficient, according to a study commissioned...

2014-04-11 23:25:03

Animal shelters, zoos, and aquariums benefit from daylighting initiatives. Vista, CA (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 Doesn’t everyone deserve daylight? Animal, plants and people all need natural light to survive and thrive. Few things say “Earth Day” the way daylight does – one company that is highly committed to changing the way we think about and use daylight is Solatube International, the worldwide leading manufacturer and marketer of Tubular Daylighting Devices (TDDs). In honor of...

2014-04-02 23:22:06

The $42-million-dollar, 125,000-square-foot school contains 24,510 square feet of Duo-Gard’s translucent systems, mostly in clerestory wall applications ranging from 9 feet to 30 feet high. Combined with glass systems, they provide the benefits of natural light to 97% of the regularly occupied spaces in the school. Canton, MI (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 A high-performance translucent daylighting system by Duo-Gard Industries is brightening the outlook for students at Baltimore’s first new...

2013-11-25 23:30:56

Vision is our most important sense accounting for over 80% of human perception, learning, and cognition. SoLux lighting provides the closest simulation to natural daylight providing optimal visual conditions shown to improve learning and productivity. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 Tailored Lighting's Light Therapy Website has been updated to include additional information regarding lighting's impact on learning, cognition, and productivity. According to Thomas Politzer,...

2013-06-13 23:03:19

National Daylight Appreciation Day (June 21, 2013) was created as a way to increase awareness about the benefits of incorporating daylight in all aspects of our lives. Since daylight is free and energy efficient (no electric lights needed), there is a movement afoot to incorporate it everywhere from homes and offices to colleges, universities and schools. Vista, Calif. (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 Who doesn´t love bright sunny rooms in their home? Well, what about classrooms, where kids spend...

2013-05-31 23:01:27

The new for Spring 2013 Radiant Skylight Tube by U.S. Sunlight provides a low-profile, easy to install, low cost, day lighting solution for almost any home renovation. Incline Village, NV (PRWEB) May 31, 2013 Natural lighting has become a common remodeling project due to the numerous benefits of natural light, including mood elevation and reduced energy costs. Unfortunately, as many homeowners realize, adding in windows can put a strain on a budget for home improvement. Over the years, many...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'