Installing a Roof Lantern; for a brighter, healthier room!
Most people install a roof lantern in order to dramatically enhance the appearance of their home, increase its market value and to ensure the room is lit beautifully. However, homeowners should also understand how installing a beautiful new roof lantern can also have dramatic health benefits and improve the overall wellbeing of the whole family.
The health benefits of bringing more natural light into your room.
Roof lantern owners are always delighted how a roof lantern brings natural light right into the centre of a room, lighting every corner of the room brilliantly. And the health benefits of this natural light are well documented.
Our roof lanterns bring more natural light into your home all year round, while at the same time blocking out harmful UV rays.
- The relationship between exposure to natural light and healthy levels of vitamin D is well known. Vitamin D is essential for effectively processing calcium and phosphates in our bodies and a deficiency can lead to painful conditions such as rickets and weak or badly-formed bones.
Regular exposure to natural light is absolutely essential for prompting our bodies into producing that all-important Vitamin D – in a way that artificial light simply cannot do. In this way, home improvements such as roof lantern can play an important role in keeping your family healthy.
- Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.) is a condition suffered by millions of people in the UK. Sufferers experience lethargy and depression during the winter months as the shorter daylight hours prompt their bodies into producing too much of the hormone melatonin. Increased exposure to natural light is absolutely vital in the prevention and treatment of SAD and a roof lantern could be the perfect solution to dealing with “the winter blues”.
- Occupational psychologists have shown how greater amounts of natural light in the workplace dramatically improve workers’ performance, productivity, energy levels and sense of wellbeing. As such, most modern offices are designed to maximise natural light in all areas of the building. It stands to reason that this phenomenon is equally true in the home. Roof lantern owners shouldn’t be surprised if their families seem happier, more alert and energised.
Even if you are not persuaded that a roof lantern could improve your family’s health and wellbeing, we certainly can promise you that the reduced use of artificial lighting in your room and the excellent thermal efficiency of your roof lantern will help you keep your energy bills down – and that is certain to put a smile on your face!