Inner Sun - VideoThursday 23rd January 2014
So many people take lighting for granted - a simple push of the switch and you have light, or even better a proximity sensor turns on the light when you enter the room, providing what you want, when you need it and in the process saving energy by automatically switching off lights when no one is there.
Yet as we know in the energy saving industry lighting uses a lot of energy, proximity sensors and other lighting systems greatly improve the situation but the best way to save energy with lighting, like all other electrical devices, is not to switch them on in the first place!
“But we need light” you may well exclaim - look outside, at least during the day, there is plenty of it from a natural resource, the sun. Hence, one of the best ways of saving energy for indoor lighting is to bring the outside in.
Sky lights in the roof and solar tubes which transport sunlight into the areas you need the light all help, but they lose efficiency as the sun moves, especially in winter. So the designs and developments by Ciralight seem to be the answer.
Ciralight produce the Sun Tracker skylight, which uses a solar powered GPS system to move mirrors, diverting natural sunlight into a building throughout the day, up to 300% more sunlight than a standard skylight. This produces natural, healthy and comfortable lighting, and the actual supply is free - if not the Sun Tracker.
Tracking the sun 'Sun Tracker' provides even lighting, not glaring one moment and then dull points at other times. Sun Tracker also comes with shades to allow for the brighter times.
Ciralight claim the Sun Tracker will deliver bright enough light to cut out the need for electric lighting for a lot of the time. All you need to do is remember to switch off the electric lights - some things do not change!
Watch the video from Ciralight.
(Not too sure I would call if the narrator is going to answer the phone though.)
Thursday 23rd January 2014