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Over View

0001 The LightPipe® Solar Daylighting System has a light collector, light transfer pipe and light diffuser assembly. The entire system can deliver light into building spaces for length of 15 meters. “To Successfully daylight a space, the day lighting system should optimize sunlight collection to given climatic region. Sunlight collection system designed for certain regions are Not effective for other climatic regions.” Skyshade provides optimized design for light collection systems specific to regions. The Lightpipe solar lighting system delivers clean light energy into building spaces giving a feel of well-being and saving electrical energy for lighting during Daytime. It delivers sunlight without any color shift.

How it Works

1 Working long-term in electric lighting is believed to be deleterious to health, working by daylight is believed to result in less stress and discomfort. A pipe that conducts sambient sunlight to desired location in the building interiors. Skyshade first to offer Daylighting solutions in India.


2 Show benefits of lightipipe™ in all segments.

  • Light capture is high at low sun angles i.e before 9am and after 3pm
  • Extended daylighting hours
  • No heat build up
  • Uniform light dispersion
  • Daylight can reach false ceiling covered areas.

LEED & GRIHA Ratings

Daylighting improves LEED ratings of green buildings. Points can be scored on aspects of daylight availability, controls, Renewable energy and etc. in green buildings.

Key Benifits


  • Low angle sunlight(morning & Evening) is boosted
  • Light pipe delivers more uniform day lighting throughout the day
  • Midnoon sun radiation is partially rejected
  • Blocks UV radiation
  • High impact strength
  • Nochange of light color
  • Durable & long life
  • Maintenance free


4 “The success of day lighting system lies not just in light collection but in effective distribution of collected light energy in a given space.” SkyshadeTM provides three options light diffusers that can suffice all requirements. Be it a high open ceiling industrial/ware house building, a processing area office space or residence. The diffusers provide right amount of light distributed in a space.

Dimming Arrangement

“Ability to control sunlight delivered into building space is key to Human Comfort” Light pipes are equipped with dimmer arrangements operated manually or motorized to reduce the Daylight. Areas of privacy, conference rooms & office areas require the dimming arrangement.

Integration with Electrical lighting

5 SkyshadeTM provides complete solution of controls for Electrical lighting to switch off them when day light is available. “Studies on daylighting systems show that 30-50% more energy saving potential can be realized when Daylighting is fully integrated with Electrical lighting.” In existing buildings where LightPipes are installed. The electrical lights can be simply switched on/off by Day light sensors depending on daylight provided in a space. In electrical lighting with dimmable hardware more precise control can be done. New buildings where light pipes are being planned, It is recommended to have dimmable Electrical lighting systems and be integrated with light pipes- Day lighting system. This arrangement ensures that irrespective of ambient light constant light flux is made available to building occupants.

Performance Details

Size of the Lightpipe Equivalent Wattage of Electrical Lighting Lumen Output Electrical Energy Savings Area Coverage approximately
750 mm 475 w 22,000 lumens 1800kwhs 1000Sft
530 mm 300 w 12,000 lumens 1100kwhs 500Sft
400 mm 180 w 8,000 lumens 650kwhs 350Sft
300 mm 90 w 4,000 lumens 320kwhs 150Sft


6 Light pipe provide the flexibility of bending the light at obstacles and bending up to 90 degrees.

Wall Mounted Lightpipes

7 Skyshade™ innovated wall mounted light pipes for multi floored buildings for the first time. The patented light collector mounted on the wall of the building can collect light efficiently to deliver it into building interiors. Top Lighting is efficient than side lighting. But for many practical reasons light needs to deliver from sidewall. The patented light collectors are different from roof mounted Lightpipe. The light output of these systems varies depending on orientation of wall.


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