Light plays an important role for the better functioning of our body. It boosts up our physical and mental energy and keeps us away from many diseases. Hence, while designing your house or office space, you must ensure that sufficient natural light is available inside the house.

Light is an ultimate source of energy. Natural light has a lot of healing power. Arrangement of light should be given prime importance, while design a house or office space, Otherwise, it can affect you physical and mental state badly. More emphasis should be given on the source of natural lights.

According to a new research paper published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, certain types of electric lights at certain time of the day, usually before bed and at night can increase risks of high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and cancer. Light has several impact on human body, such as:

  • Our ability to think clearly
  • Hormone Mechanism
  • Ability to sleep well
  • Vision
  • Regulation of Blood Pressure and Glucose Levels

Dr Victoria Revell, Chronobiologist at the University of Surrey, says, “Light is critical for our health and wellbeing. Ensuring that we receive adequate light levels at the appropriate time of day benefits our alertness, mood, productivity, sleep patterns and many aspects of our physiology.

Read on this article to know more about how light affects your health.

Importance of Light

We need a little or more throughout the day. Right amount of light, at the right intensity and at the right time of the day keeps our body energised. We need enough light in the morning to wake up naturally, while dimmer light at night brings good sleep.

Amount of Light Needed

Depending upon the time of the day and the activities we do, the amount of light varies. As we remain much active during the daytime, the requirement remains high, which gradually goes down. Hence, the orientation of the house or your office should be designed accordingly.

Amount of Artificial Light Needed

Too much of artificial light affects badly on hormone mechanism. It decreases the level of melatonin, a hormone vital to our body’s health. It controls our circadian rhythms and a decreasing tendency disrupts our physiological and mental functions. Hence, the lighting system at night should be arranged accordingly.

Install Light Box

Building construction or indoor architecture must consider about light boxes. As it is not possible to get enough sunlight throughout the day, a light box compensates the gap automatically.