What Is Natural Light?

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Natural light is light that comes from the sun. It is contrasted with artificial light, which comes from light bulbs, fires and other man-made fixtures used in homes.

People often look for natural lighting when they purchase or build a home. Natural lighting is often bright enough to allow people to avoid turning on artificial lighting sources during the day, reducing how much energy a home uses. Whiles windows are the most common source of natural lighting, sunroofs or skylights are sometimes installed in ceilings to allow in natural light. Some homeowners enjoy natural lighting because it connects them to nature, with some people using it as an alarm clock.