Daylight and Daylight Systems
The light of the sun is a primary condition for life. It determines our daytime cycle and contributes to our well-being. Within the field of architecture, natural daylight is considered an important factor.
Daylight supplies us with important information about the climate, space and time. Only with daylight do we see objects with their natural colour. Light and shadow create space, but also clarify the progression of time during the day and the year.Daylight is also warmth. In summer months this can lead to uncomfortable room temperatures.
Daylight is characterised by extreme brightness fluctuations that are difficult to equalise. The high levels of sky luminances cause glare that interferes with VDU (computer screen) work.
Daylight systems use the advantages of daylight and compensate for its disadvantages. They make daylight controllable, without destroying its information character.