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Natural Illumination

A tall window facilitates penetration of light. A broad window enables better diffusion of light.

health and fitness Updated: Jun 03, 2003 18:40 IST
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Position of the house: It is better the house faces or is oriented to the north or the south. The light is not uniform through the day in the east or the west. Besides, the direct sunlight will heat up the room, especially during summer. The north-south oriented house has a better chance for uniform lighting.

Windows: A tall window facilitates greater penetration of light. A broad window enables better diffusion of light. The natural lighting is further influenced by the extent of sky that is visible. The ideal window size should be 10% of the floor space.

Colours: Light colours of the walls and ceilings reflect more light and make the room brighter. The lower portion of the walls and the floor should be darker.

(Source: Webhealthcentre.com)

First Published: Jun 03, 2003 18:40 IST