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Nearly 6% of Luxembourg homes too dark



Having access to more natural light improves the well-being of inhabitants in addition to lowering energy bills.  Photo: Shutterstock

Having access to more natural light improves the well-being of inhabitants in addition to lowering energy bills.  Photo: Shutterstock

An average of 5.9% of Europeans in 2020 thought that their house lacks light, a Eurostat study published on 1 November said. Luxembourg ranked 12th with 5.5.%.

Luxembourg’s results have gotten slightly better: last year, the study had indicated that 6.3% of Luxembourg inhabitants thought their accommodation was too dark. Among other criteria such as overcrowding or the physical state of housing, this criterion is used to determine the well-being of Europeans.

On its official site, Eurostat states: “Access to daylight in dwellings helps improve the health and wellbeing, while it can also help improve energy efficiency by reducing the need for artificial lighting.”

Luxembourg was among the less satisfied countries: Spain (10.6%), France (9.5%) and Malta (9.4%) felt the most that they did not have access to sufficient natural lighting.  Slovakia was the happiest with regards to this, with only 2.6% of its citizens considering their accommodation too dark.