Natural Daylighting

You might wonder: Why isn’t Mayflower sparklingly lit?
Shouldn’t a hotel have bright lights in every corner?

 Yes, a regular hotel is usually sparklingly lit, but we dare to be different because we have already been ‘enlightened’. Let us tell you the rationale behind our lighting practices…

Daylighting is the practice of placing windows or other openings and reflective surfaces so that during the day, natural light provides effective indoor lighting. At the Mayflower Inn, we have designed our rooms and common spaces in such a way that we can maximize the use of natural daylighting. We have installed glass panels, a clerestory and skylights. We also utilize light-activated switches in our hallways and common areas so artificial light will only come on as naturally required.

At Mayflower, we go beyond the “earth hour and pledge to save energy with every passing hour of every day. We encourage our guests and friends to do the same. So why not try availing of some daylighting in your own home? You will not only save on electricity but you will also be healthier and happier.

Here are some of the health benefits attributed to moderate exposure to sunlight: better sleep, happier outlook, protection from auto-immune diseases and reducing the change of getting Alzheimer’s disease.

 

*Earth Hour is a worldwide event organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and held on the last Saturday of March annually, encouraging households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour to raise awareness about the need to take action on climate change.

 

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