Benefits of Skylights | Quantifiable Physical and Mental Benefits of Natural Light

Benefits of Skylights

  • Better Quality of Light
  • Quantifiable performance benefits including:
    • Better student performance. A 1999 Heschong Mahone Group study of 44 schools in the Capistrano, California School District found that student performance on standardized tests was 20 - 26% higher for students exposed to natural light through skylights than students in classrooms with artificial light.
  • Faster recovery after illness or operations
  • Skylights provide a better quality of light that can be localized to highlight an area, or it can be spread uniformly over a wide area.
  • The quality and amount of light is better to work in
  • Daylight provides better aesthetics, better color, better definition of space and architectural details