National Daylight Appreciation Day Celebrates Health Benefits Of Daylight On The Longest Day Of The Year

Personal Benefits of Daylight are Myriad and Easily Attainable


Photography by Bennett Johnson

National Daylight Appreciation Day (June 21, 2012) was created as a way to increase awareness about benefits and innovative uses of daylight in our everyday lives. It is also a day of education and awareness, leading us toward a more energy-efficient planet. We hope to shed light on sustainable practices on National Daylight Appreciation Day and throughout the year and encourage everyone to use more daylight at home and work and keep the lights turned off.


The evidence of the power of the sun is everywhere. It keeps our solar system together, provides warmth for all living things to grow and gives us beautiful light to see the wonders of the earth.  Without it we would not exist.  It would be easy to forget, in all of the sun’s majesty, that it not only provides important benefits for the earth, but for the people who live here as well.


Five health benefits of the sun: Daylight…


  1. increases individual productivity and intellectual capacity.
  2. affects our health. It makes us feel and look better.
  3. boosts the immune system.
  4. lowers cholesterol. Lower your cholesterol naturally by getting sensible sun exposure.
  5. reduces stress, anxiety and depression.


These are only a few of the many benefits for each of us the sun provides.  Everyone is encouraged to take advantage of the extra hours of daylight on June 21, 2012.  Spend some quality time with the sun.  Your body will thank you for it.


Besides basking in the sun outdoors, we may also be grateful for the wonderful benefits of daylighting. Daylighting is the most cost-effective and beneficial way to light up any interior space without having to use electrical lighting, thus keeping the lights turned off during the day.


Daylighting systems (i.e. windows, skylights, Tubular Daylight Devices, etc.)  are not only eco-friendly, but they provide exceptional and beautiful lighting.  By using a renewable resource, daylighting systems are able to harness the sun’s rays and help build a sustainable future.


National Daylight Appreciation Day is sponsored by Solatube International Inc, the leading manufacturer and marketer of Tubular Daylighting Devices (TDDs).  Since 1991, enough Solatube products have been installed to offset more than 68,590,000 pounds of carbon emissions annually, the equivalent of eliminating all carbon emissions for the entire country of Kuwait for one full day.

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