Natural light is an essential source of well-being and energy. We all need it to feel good. Natural light is the source of many benefits!
However, in France, 1 out of 5 people consider that their home is dark. This is a worrying finding when we know that we spend 90% of our lives inside buildings.
Housing is constantly evolving as technology advances. Hygiene standards are becoming more and more demanding, including for natural lighting. Comfort and well-being have become essential real estate values.
Why is there no light in many living spaces?
Natural light requirements are not the same from one room to another.
Hence the definition of different lighting levels. A hallway can be a blind room, while a living room or a kitchen can’t be imagined without an opening.
What are the solutions to gain natural light according to the type of room ?
Bringing natural light into a building is only the first step. The next step is to use this light raw material to provide pleasant and efficient lighting for the occupants.
Getting light into the rooms is a matter of interior design.
Many daylighting solutions exist. The best known is the window. Innovative solutions are being developed in connection with the roof. Roof windows and light conduits are now well known by the general public.
More recently, Espaciel, a young company from Lille, has developed an innovative concept “Made in France”, the Espaciel reflector.
What are the particularities of this new daylighting solution that does not require any work ?