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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
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.
- 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.
- 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
“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.
“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
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.
|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|
Wall Mounted Lightpipes
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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