Our home lighting usually depends on artificial lights. We have fluorescent bulbs, LED lights and incandescent bulbs. These artificial sources of light provide us with the necessary lighting we need especially at night. They are convenient sources of light which we can use with only a flick of the switch. These lights take up much of our household consumption of electricity that we should also find ways to bring some brightness into our home.
During the day, we have natural light coming from the sun. Our artificial lights need not function during this time of day. We can direct natural light into our home and use it as a free source of illumination.
Natural home lighting can be achieved in so many ways. We do not have to box ourselves in inside our homes. Windows and doorways can be opened up to let the light flood in. During the construction part of your home, study the pattern of the sun as it moves across the sky. You can use this knowledge to put your windows in an optimum position to bring in more light.
If you desire to wake up with sunshine streaming in your bedroom then you put your room to where the sun rises in the morning and position your windows in that direction. You can also have broken tiles or transparent glass on top of the wall if you want to provide more natural light into any room.
Skylights can also be placed on certain areas like bathrooms, kitchens and other parts of the home that is mostly used during the day. You need to plan carefully when installing skylights as they have to be included in your roofing. They are great sources of light because they come directly from above and can illuminate the room much like an artificial ceiling light. The skylights can also be given some tint to avoid too much glare.