The efficient use of natural light in ways that minimize the need for artificial light in buildings. It is achieved by control strategies and adapted components which fall mainly into three categories: • conduction components – spaces used to guide or distribute light towards the interior of a building
• pass-through components (e.g. windows, solar tubes) – these allow light to pass from one room or section of a building to another
• control elements – specially designed to control the way in which light enters through a pass-through component.
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