At no other time in the entire history of mankind has energy conservation been more crucial than today. Energy conservation can take place in many ways. Use of energy efficient devices, best household practices such as switching off appliances when not required and switching to renewable energy sources are some of them. Now there is another way.
It all began with a concept. How could you fill every bit of space with pure natural daylight? That novel thought led to the invention of the Solatube® Daylighting System – revolutionising the daylighting industry.
Solatubes are not skylights. They are high-performance daylighting systems that use advanced optics to significantly improve the way daylight is harnessed. It has won the praise and loyalty of users in over 40 countries.
The Solatube Daylighting System captures light through a dome on the roof and channels it down through the internal reflective system. This tubing is far more efficient than a traditional drywall skylight shaft, which can lose over half of the potential light. The tubing will fit between rafters and will install easily with no structural modifications. At the ceiling level, a diffuser that resembles a recessed light fixture spreads the light evenly throughout the room.
Thousands of businesses are daylighting their buildings and reducing lighting energy costs by as much as 80%*. Solatube® Daylighting Systems are the most cost-effective way to bring natural sunlight to virtually every part of your building. Plus, studies indicate that natural light enhances productivity, morale and even retail performance. Great for every commercial building including offices, retail, warehouse and schools.
This patented technology paves way for daylight to be channelled to where it is required with minimal loss of light and only a fraction of the heat which usually associates with normal daylight devices like the ubiquitous windows and skylights.
Solatube® can be used up to 50ft long to bring daylight into a building interior which means even the floors below the top most floor can be illuminated adequately.
For more info, visit www.solatube.com
Heat Reflective Roof Coating
Air conditioning in commercial and industrial buildings accounts more than 50% of the total electricity bill of such premises. Heat entering from the roof has been found to be the number one heat source causing the air conditioners to operate excessively during the day. Heat reflective coatings applied on the roof cut down majority of the heat coming through the roof and help conserve upto 50% of the energy that is required for air conditioning. Sunpower is instrumental in introducing these innovative coatings to Sri Lanka.