Lighting a building with natural light adds beauty, warmth and a feeling of well being that has been proven to increase productivity in the office space, improve learning among students, and is even thought to increase sales in retail environments. Acuity Brands, Inc. is setting industry standards with its Sunoptics® patented prismatic daylighting solutions that offer all of these benefits and more. By combining daylighting with sensors, controls and lighting systems, a room stays well-lit but uses the least amount of electricity possible. Often reductions reach 70% or more! Acuity Brands is the only company that can provide a truly integrated package for lighting that includes energy efficient luminaires, prismatic daylighting products, wiring systems and controls solutions that install easily, perform reliably, and reduce energy.
Daylighting solutions can, in many places, completely eliminate the need for supplemental electric lighting during the day, providing a green energy solution that contributes to LEED points and other green energy programs. Control solutions that can turn off electric lighting when sufficient daylight levels are present greatly reduce the electrical load during peak hours. More and more, utility companies are rewarding customers who can reduce their peak load with monetary incentives that further offset the cost of including a controls solution in the building.
Sunoptics patented design of daylighting products produce light with no glare, but rather a rich, full spectrum gives a feeling similar to being outdoors.
The combination of Sunoptics daylighting solutions and lighting control systems significantly reduce energy usage by increasing the amount of natural light and decreasing the use of electric lighting by a system of sensors that detect light levels and occupancy. Sunoptics daylighting solutions have been designed to work with Sensor Switch’s nLight® lighting control solution, which provides damper control in the Sunoptics Lightflex. Control solutions from Lighting Control & Design® are also designed to work with Sunoptics for an integrated approach to lighting. With Acuity Brands, energy efficient lighting, control solutions and daylighting all work in concert, providing the highest levels of lighting efficiency in the market.
Because seeing these daylighting solutions in action is truly the best way to fully realize their benefits, Sunoptics has expanded their Sacramento, California headquarters to provide a training center that will better educate architects, engineers, building designers and agents about the advantages and features of Acuity Brands solutions that include daylighting.
The facility will be open to industry professionals and will provide monthly training seminars beginning in September. For information on training or to schedule a visit, please contact Sunoptics or an Acuity Brands representative to arrange a tour.
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