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Let the Sun Shine in with Skylights

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One effective way to bring daylight into the home is through the use of skylights, which are windows installed in roofs or ceilings. Read this article to find out what you need to know when installing a skylight. - http://www.ieslightlogic.org/lighting/let-the-sun-shine-in-with-skylights/

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Let the Sun Shine in with Skylights

  1. 1. www.IESLightLogic.orgwww.IESLightLogic.org Light Logic aims to help consumers learn about residential lighting best practices, design, energy efficiency and all topics regarding lighting a home. ! Visit Light Logic at: http://bit.ly/PNWSFW
  2. 2. www.IESLightLogic.orgwww.IESLightLogic.org One effective way to bring daylight into the home is through the use of skylights, which are windows installed in roofs or ceilings. ! Read this article to find out what you need to know when installing a skylight.
  3. 3. Let  The  Sun  Shine  In  With  SkylightsLet  The  Sun  Shine  In  With  Skylights Well-designed daylighting features can deliver many benefits to the home, such as high light levels, potential for energy savings, a view and connection to the outdoors, and light wavelengths that help maintain human circadian rhythms and immune system health.
  4. 4. Let  The  Sun  Shine  In  With  SkylightsLet  The  Sun  Shine  In  With  Skylights Shapes ! Skylights come in many shapes, with rectangles, circles, ovals, diamonds, triangles, multi-sided and tubular being most common. ! This skylight option minimizes heat gain during the day and heat loss during the night but does not offer a view or ventilation.
  5. 5. Let  The  Sun  Shine  In  With  SkylightsLet  The  Sun  Shine  In  With  Skylights Skylight size ! The size of the skylight is directly related to daylight levels and solar heat gain. The DOE suggests a rule of thumb that the skylight should not be more than 5% of the floor area in rooms with many windows and no more than 15% in rooms with few windows.
  6. 6. Let  The  Sun  Shine  In  With  SkylightsLet  The  Sun  Shine  In  With  Skylights Orientation ! Skylights on north-facing roofs provide relatively constant illumination with a cool light appearance, while skylights on south-facing roofs provide constant, high illumination levels and the greatest potential for heat gain.
  7. 7. Let  The  Sun  Shine  In  With  SkylightsLet  The  Sun  Shine  In  With  Skylights Energy ! Choose a skylight with an energy performance rating that is appropriate for your climate and home design.
  8. 8. Let  The  Sun  Shine  In  With  SkylightsLet  The  Sun  Shine  In  With  Skylights Ventilation ! Some skylights offer the ability to ventilate hot air that gathers near the ceiling. The skylight may open manually or automatically.
  9. 9. Let  The  Sun  Shine  In  With  SkylightsLet  The  Sun  Shine  In  With  Skylights Moisture control ! Poorly installed skylights can be prone to water leaks. Skylights are best installed by professionals in accordance with manufacturer instructions.
  10. 10. Let  The  Sun  Shine  In  With  SkylightsLet  The  Sun  Shine  In  With  Skylights What you need to know: ! • Daylight provides desirable benefits in a home • Skylights provide a way to let daylight into the home while permitting outdoor views • Selection of daylight shape, size, glazing, orientation and energy performance rating will all impact daylight levels and solar heat gain • Some skylights provide opportunities for ventilation • Skylights should be properly installed to avoid water leakage
  11. 11. www.IESLightLogic.orgwww.IESLightLogic.org Light Logic aims to help consumers learn about residential lighting best practices, design, energy efficiency and all topics regarding lighting a home. ! Visit Light Logic at: http://bit.ly/PNWSFW

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