7 Design Aspects for Healthy Built-Environment: Lighting Quality
By RISC | 3 days ago
Ever wondered what happens if we get too little natural light?Light not only lets us see our surroundings. It also affects our eyesight, nervous system, and feelings. A study found that enough natural light can boost our mood. On the other hand, too little natural light can cause depression. That’s why natural light is good for physical and mental health as well as saving energy. Space design should maximize indoor natural light. But, as Thailand is a tropical country, we need to cut heat and glare. Window direction, window-to-wall ratio (WWR), and façade design with shading help create beautiful indoor lighting.If an area gets too little natural light, artificial light for a good environment should take account of:1. Light temperatureIn a working area, natural or cool white light (4,000-5,000 Kelvin) can create an active atmosphere and aid concentration.In areas to relax like bedrooms and living rooms, a warm white light (2,700-3,500 Kelvin) or warm orange light can create a cozy atmosphere.2. Lamp positionDo not install a lamp directly above your head because it will create shade when you’re reading or doing other activities and also cause heat.Appropriate design and use of light can enhance physical and mental health, save energy, and create a happy living environment.In the next post, we’ll explain more about acoustic quality and its physical and mental effects. Stay tuned!
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