I only appreciated how important good lighting was until we got rid of the traditional lightbulbs from the kitchen, living room and bedroom and replaced them with daylight bulbs.
You might still be lingering to 2001 ideas about some of these bulbs and worrying they take a while to illuminate fully. They do not. Modern daylight bulbs light at the flick of the switch and are brilliant.
If winter blues are getting you down then my own experience is that daylight bulbs are something you have to try.
As it turns out there’s a whole science behind the importance of light. This is one of the aspects of Velux’s The Daylight Project.
In The Daylight Project they are exploring all aspects of daylight; in art, health, science and architecture. This makes sense for a brand like Velux who do things like clever modular skylights and blinds but rather than dismiss the project has cynical branded content I think The Daylight Project should be embraced as useful. And fun.
There’s more than just the science and Velux’s architectural concerns to day light. They’ve a whole gallery of art inspired by light. One of my favourites is “Daylight Is A Spiritual Experience” by Derbyshire based Justine Nettleton.
In an The Daylight Project blog interview Justine was asked whether light conditions at certain times of day were best for painting. Her response made a lot of sense;
Sometimes you want really strong clear light, particularly when making detailed pieces of work like my jewellery. When I’m painting landscapes, I go into a more meditative state and I like the softer, more gentle light that stops me getting to bogged down in minute details. I can then work more intuitively and explore the colours and textures of the paint.
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How important is light to you? Do you need your home or workspace to be brightly lit?
How much money would you re-invest in your home in order to improve the lighting there? New windows? Blinds? Bulbs?
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