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Thursday, May 27, 2010


Ah, the Massive Gaylord Palms in sunny, humid almost Orlando, Florida. This is the view from my balcony on the 8th floor (of half the hotel).

How many of these lights are on in the day?

The answer is zero (except in covered spaces). Saves The Gaylord people a bunch of money. You can do this pretty easily by installing a skylight in your heavily trafficked areas. Sure this may seem counter-intuitive from someone selling lights, but it works.

One small caution: Daylight is at the highest end of the Kelvin scale. In layman's terms, sunlight is unflattering light. So this is not a tactic for art gallery owners, lighting stores (we have shades in our windows) and other venues which are trying to highlight or accent different objects.

For homeowners, this will save electricity and money...


  1. I can just imagine the amount of glass used here. But I guess it's worth it. I bet they need really powerful airconditioning to combat the heat that the direct sunlight brings.

  2. The place wasnt overcooled even at 95 degrees...Perhaps they had a coating on the glass?