ILLUMINATE by ROLLEASE ACMEDA/CROWN
The benefits of daylight harvesting are well documented however the challenge and barrier to widespread adoption has been lack of availability and high costs of current custom solutions. Rollease Acmeda and Crown have developed and prototyped a system that employs largely 'off the shelf' components to create an integrated day-lighting and glare control system with attractive economics.
Illuminate merges roller shade technology with concave louvers to promote day-lighting the ceiling (reducing artificial lighting requirements) while eliminating glare at office desk level.
The key is to redirect sun light to where it can actually be beneficial - the ceiling.
Almost every component that makes up the Illuminate product is also currently used in the commercial shading industry. This reduces costs dramatically and provides attractive economics.