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3M Daylighting Films
Made By: 3M    -   Part of: Clear Light Guiding Films

3M Daylighting films use microscopic surface structure to redirect sunlight toward the ceiling for decreased glare and increase daylight penetration.  They can be applied on top of existing glazings.  
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3M Vikuiti Films
Made By: 3M    -   Part of: Sun Control Microstructures

By means of their microreplicated prism structures, 3M Vikuiti films improve the quality of light inside a room by focusing the light towards the viewer, allowing a wider and more uniform distribution of light, or redirecting low-angled light to exit along a normal direction.  
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Acrylic Prismatic Panels
Made By: Siteco    -   Part of: Prismatic Panels

The movable or static prismatic system is a transparent sun protection system for façades and glass roofs that limits solar heat penetration while letting through the maximum diffuse daylight.
  
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ADASY Project
Made By: Bartenbach    -   Part of: Facade Sunlight Guides

The ADASY system consists of a static graduated light collector, a rectangular light duct that runs horizontally through the false ceiling, and light fixtures which distribute light inside the room.  
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Airglass Insulating Glass
Part of: Clear Insulating Glazings

Airglass is a transparent, porous insulating aerogel material that can be sandwiched between panes of glass for a glazing unit with excellent thermal performance.  
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Angle Selective See-through PV Glass
Part of: Translucent Solar Cell Glazings

Angle-selective see-through PV glass is a type of laminated glass with horizontal strips of photovoltaic cells between the two layers of glass and sun-shading opaque strips on the interior surface. High-angle sunlight does not penetrate into the room, which helps to control glare and solar heat gain while producing electricity.  
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Angular Selective Skylight
Made By: Solartran    -   Part of: Light-deflecting Skylight Glazings

The Solartran angular selective skylight is a system that levels sunlight input during the day thanks to laser cut panels that intercept and redirect light.  
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Anidolic Solar Blinds
Made By: LESO    -   Part of: Facade Sun Deflection Screens

Anidolic solar blinds make up a system that captures, transports and evenly distributes daylight deeper in a room.  
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Anidolic Systems
Made By: LESO    -   Part of: Facade Daylight Guides

Anidolic systems capture, transport and evenly distribute daylight deeper into a room. In the anidolic ceiling version, a light duct is incorporated in the ceiling to carry light to the back of the room.  
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Anti-Reflective Films
Made By: Schott    -   Part of: Anti-Reflective Glazings

Anti-reflective glass is a type of glazing which mitigates glare-causing reflections with optical interference. The glass is dip-coated on both sides.  
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ASI THRU Glass
Made By: Schott    -   Part of: Translucent Solar Cell Glazings

ASI THRU Glass is a semi-transparent thin-film amorphous silicon photovoltaic glass that can be used instead of regular glass in windows, skylights, and facades.  
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Chandeliers
Made By: Bomin Solar    -   Part of: Light Guiding Reflectors

Chandeliers are daylight redirection devices that usually also serve an ornamental purpose. They increase daylight penetration, diffuse light, and create visual interest. Chandeliers can be passive or actively track the movements of the sun.  
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Colored Liquid Crystal
Made By: Rosana Rubio-Hernandez    -   Part of: Active Phase Change Glazings

Colored Liquid Crystal (CLC) is an active multilayered glass assembly which undergoes variations in color and light transmission properties when a low voltage source is applied.  
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Used by: Rosana Rubio Hernandez

 

 
ControLite Diffusing Louver System
Part of: Light Guiding Glass-Embedded Blinds

The ControLite diffusing louver system is an insulating unit for use in skylights. This unit is composed of operable shaped plastic louvers sandwiched between two diffusing sheets of polycarbonate and has several choices of automated control system.  
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CPC Sun-Shading
Made By: ISE    -   Part of: Sun Control Microstructures

CPC sun-shading is a type of microstructured film that uses compound parabolic collectors to isolate and redirect sunlight of different angles. Light from a narrow range of incident angles is collected and either channeled through an “escape” aperture away from the users or reflected back into the environment.  
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Dichroic Films
Part of: Waveband-Specific Films

Dichroic films allow glass to transmit one color of light and reflect another, creating the opportunity for interesting visual effects.  
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Diffusing Fabric Shades
Made By: Baumann Hueppe    -   Part of: Fabric Blinds

Diffusing fabric shades unfold or unroll across an aperture to provide more even light inside a room, filter light, and provide privacy. Depending on the type and configuration of shades, they can also provide thermal insulation and sound absorption.  
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Dye-Sensitive Solar Cells
Made By: DTI    -   Part of: Colored Solar Cell Films

Dye-sensitized solar cells are a type of thin-film solar cell that use a layer of photosensitive dye to generate the photovoltaic effect. They are more efficacious in high temperatures and indirect light than traditional silicon solar cells, as well as being much less expensive to produce.  
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Ecklite Panel
Made By: Eckelt    -   Part of: Light Guiding Glass-Embedded Blinds

DLS Ecklite Evolution is an insulating glass unit which integrates two different electrically driven louver blinds in the cavity for solar, glare and privacy control.  
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Used by: Anin Jeromin Fitilidis & Partner

 

 
ECOSS Diffusing panel
Made By: Figla    -   Part of: Diffusing Glazings

The ECOSS diffusing panel is an Insulating Glass Unit (IGU) with acrylic diffusing rods installed in a horizontal stack in the airspace between the panes. It is intended for use in overhead apertures in spaces that need constant, even lighting.  
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ECOSS Honeycomb Panel
Made By: Figla    -   Part of: Sun Control Screens

The ECOSS honeycomb panel is an Insulating Glass Unit (IGU) with a metal grid in the airspace between the panes, which provides sun shading and reflects sunlight in a scattered and diffused pattern inside the room.  
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ECOSS Louver Panel
Made By: Figla    -   Part of: Sun Control Screens

The ECOSS louver panel is an Insulating Glass Unit (IGU) with fixed 12-mm wide aluminum louvers in the air space between the two panes of glass. These louvers provide sun shading and redirect light inward, while allowing a view through the glass.  
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Electrochromic Glasses
Made By: Sage    -   Part of: Active Phase Change Glazings

SageGlass Eletrochromic (EC) Glazing uses an electronically tintable layer that can reversibly change between clear and tinted states. This system modulates visible light transmission, glare, solar radiation and privacy while allowing views.  
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External Venetian Blinds
Made By: Warema    -   Part of: Light Blocking Louver Blinds

External Venetian blinds are external window coverings composed of a series of horizontal slats. These slats are usually made from lightweight metal or wood. They are rotated to block more or less light and raised and lowered for a better view or for privacy.  
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Fabric Solar Screens
Made By: Draper    -   Part of: Fabric Blinds

Fabric solar screen unfold or unroll across an aperture to block sunlight, prevent solar gains, prevent glare, and provide privacy.  
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Fresnel Lenses
Part of: Fresnel Optics Glazings

Fresnel lenses are a type of stepped lens that focuses light. They use much less material than a conventional lens of similar optical power.  
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Frit Glasses
Made By: Viracon    -   Part of: Patterned Glazings

Using ceramic frit silk-screening, Viracon’s Silk-Screened glass insulating units (IGU) provide shade through standard or customized patterns and colors printed on glass.  
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Frosted Glazings
Made By: General Glass    -   Part of: Diffusing Glazings

Frosted glazings have a rough microscopic surface produced by either sandblasting or acid-etching the glass. These microscopic irregularities reflect light in many different directions, creating a surface that is translucent and diffusing, useful for privacy and glare control.  
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Gasochromic Glazings
Part of: Active Phase Change Glazings

Gasochromic glazings are switchable insulated glass units that add hydrogen or oxygen to the airspace between the panes of glass to change the transparency of a tungsten oxide film. They can be used to control glare and solar gains.
  
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Genius Slats for Venetian Blinds
Made By: Warema    -   Part of: Light Blocking Louver Blinds

Genius slats are a type of light-directing slat for external Venetian blinds that increases daylight penetration in a room while preventing glare.  
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GlassX Crystal
Made By: GLASSX Inc.    -   Part of: Clear Insulating Glazings

GlassX Crystal is a translucent fašade element that combines a prismatic shading structure on its surface, highly insulated panes, and thermal storage capacity.  
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Heliostats
Made By: Bartenbach    -   Part of: Heliostatic Systems

Heliostats are sun-tracking systems that bring sunlight into buildings through precision mirror instruments.  
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Holographic Film
Made By: Sax3d    -   Part of: Light Diffracting Films

Holographic glass panes act as shading and light deflecting systems, either fixed or installed on a sun-tracking element, to provide a better distribution of daylight in the room and a regulation of heat exchange through the building envelope.  
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Integrated Concentrating Dynamic Solar Facade
Part of: Translucent Solar Cell Glazings

The integrated concentrating solar façade is an active sun-tracking device which uses an array of transparent concentrators to channel sunlight onto photovoltaic cells, radiant heaters, and water heaters for the building. It still allows visible light to penetrate the façade where it is installed but decreases solar gains.  
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Internal Venetian Blinds
Made By: Warema    -   Part of: Light Blocking Louver Blinds

Internal  Venetian blinds are internal window coverings composed of a series of horizontal slats. These slats can be made of plastic, wood, fabric, or metal. They are rotated to block more or less light and raised and lowered for a better view or for privacy.  
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IR Absorbent Glazings
Part of: Waveband-Specific Glazings

IR absorbent glazings reduce the solar heat gains inside a room by absorbing long-wave radiation.  
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Kalwall Panel
Made By: Kalwall    -   Part of: Diffusing Glazings

Kalwall is a translucent composite panel that scatters harsh direct sunlight, providing an evenly illuminated and thermally insulated environment.  
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Kapilux Capillary Panel
Made By: Okalux    -   Part of: Diffusing Glazings

Kapilux glass panels use a system made of honeycombed, clear glass tubes making up a slab that transmits and diffuses daylight, while achieving high thermal insulating properties.  
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Light Channeling Panel
Made By: Solartran    -   Part of: Light Guiding Glass-Embedded Systems

Solartran Light Channeling Panels enable a more efficient light distribution and deeper light penetration by redirecting high elevation incoming light to the back of the room using a dual-pane acrylic panel system.  
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Used by: Katrina Marriot  |  Queensland State Government, Project Services

 

 
Light Guiding Shades
Made By: Queensland University of Technology    -   Part of: Facade Sun Deflection Screens

Light-guiding shades are external shading systems that redirect daylight and sunlight toward the ceiling. They are useful for subtropical buildings which require extensive shading to reduce solar gains.  
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Light Louver System
Made By: LightLouver    -   Part of: Light Guiding Glass-Embedded Blinds

The LightLouver Daylighting System is a shallow vertical system of stacked louvers with curved upper surfaces for installation in the upper portion of a tall window glazing. This system redirect light deeper into the room and provides some shading from high-angle light.  
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Light Shelves
Part of: Light Shelves

Light shelves are fixed architectural elements installed in the top sections of windows. They reflect sunlight toward the ceiling, thus increasing light penetration into the room, while shading viewers from direct sunlight and potential glare.   
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Liquid Crystal Glazings
Made By: Saint-Gobain    -   Part of: Phase Change Light Control Films

Liquid Crystal glass is a laminated glass unit with a liquid crystal film that allows immediate switching from transparent to translucent.  
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Low-E Glazings
Made By: General Glass    -   Part of: Low-Emissivity Films

Pilkington Energy Advantage is a pyrolytically on-line coated low-emissivity glass. AFG also manufactures low-e films for glazings.  
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Lumisty Film
Made By: Madico-Film Glass Enterprises    -   Part of: View Control Films

Lumisty is an angle selective film that provides view control.  
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Lumitop Panel
Part of: Light Guiding Glass-Embedded Systems

Lumitop is an insulating glass unit with special layers between the panes that redirect and diffuse sunlight deeper in the room.  
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Micro Sun Shield Louvers
Made By: Siteco    -   Part of: Sun Control Screens

The Micro Sun Shield Louvers system is an Insulating Glass Unit with a reflective micro-louver inlet screen on the inside, used for glazed roofs requiring solar-control and glare-free daylight.  
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MikroFun
Made By: ISE    -   Part of: Sun Control Microstructures

MikroFun is a system of light-directing microsctructures which can be applied directly to the surface of the glazing or to films which can be applied on top of the glazing.  
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Mirona Semi-Transparent Mirrored Glass
Part of: Sun Control Glazings

Mirona is a semi-transparent mirrored glass: transparent in front of a lit background, it acts as mirror in front of a dark surface.     
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Multifunctional Fluidized Glass Facade
Made By: ISE    -   Part of: Fluidized Glazings

The multifunctional fluidized glass façade is a transparent facade that consists of two fluid-filled layers that regulate the energy flow in and out of the building.  
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Okacolor Panel
Made By: Okalux    -   Part of: Patterned Glazings

Okacolor is a digitally printed glass, displaying a colorful image or pattern visible from both sides of the glass, which also acts as a customized filtering screen.  
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Used by: Foster & Partners  |  Martin Donlin  |  Nps Tchoban Voss Office Berlin  |  Penoyre-prasad  |  Per Arnoldi

 

 
Okagel Panel
Made By: Okalux    -   Part of: Diffusing Glazings

Using an Insulating Glass Unit filled with translucent aerogels, the Okagel light-diffusing system collects light from a variety of angles and disperses it evenly into the room while providing the best known sound and thermal insulation.  
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Used by: Faber Maunsell  |  Hugh Broughton Architects

 

 
Okalux Panel
Made By: Okalux    -   Part of: Diffusing Glazings

Using an acrylic capillary slab with a glass fiber coating, Okalux Light-Diffusing Insulating Glass lets light penetrate from a variety of angles and disperses it evenly throughout the room. It also provides good sound and thermal insulation.  
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Used by: Manuelle Gautrand Architect  |  Steven Holl Architects

 

 
Okapane Panel
Made By: Okalux    -   Part of: Diffusing Glazings

Okapane glass panels use a system made of honeycombed, clear glass tubes which make up a slab that transmits and diffuses daylight, while achieving high thermal insulating properties.  
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Okasolar Panel
Made By: Okalux    -   Part of: Light Guiding Glass-Embedded Blinds

Using louvers fixed within an insulating glass unit (IGU), the Okasolar system bends and reflects sunlight to avoid heat transmission and to enhance light penetration.  
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Used by: Allanbrook Benic Czajka Architects And Planners  |  Deamer + Phillips Architecture  |  Koester Lichtplanung  |  Odilo Reutter

 

 
Okatech Panel
Made By: Okalux    -   Part of: Sun Control Screens

Okatech is an insulating glass that can integrate many different types of wire mesh, expanded metal, or perforated metal sheets as a design element for sun shading and improved thermal insulation.  
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Used by: David Chipperfield Architects  |  Rem Koolhaas Oma

 

 
Okawood Panel
Made By: Okalux    -   Part of: Sun Control Screens

Okawood is an insulating glass unit that uses a wooden screen within a gas-filled cavity to provide shade and thermal insulation.  
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Used by: Eckhard Ernst  |  Mahler Gunster Fuchs Architekten  |  Tmk Architects

 

 
Opalika Glass
Made By: Schott    -   Part of: Diffusing Glazings

Opalika glass is a white flashed opal glass which diffuses daylight evenly into rooms.  
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Organic Solar Cell Films
Made By: ISE    -   Part of: Colored Solar Cell Films

Organic solar cell films are photovoltaic devices made from carbon-based photosensitive molecules. The materials to produce organic solar cells are abundantly available and flexible, giving them the potential for a more cost-effective solar cell.   
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Panelite Clearshade IGU
Made By: Panelite    -   Part of: Diffusing Glazings

Panelite's ClearShade Insulating Glass Unit (IGU) provides shading and both thermal and sound insulation using a polycarbonate honeycomb core.  
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Parans System
Made By: Parans    -   Part of: Remote Sunlight Pipes

Parans is a system that captures sunlight and transports it into the building.  
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Photoconductive Facade Project
Made By: FRE    -   Part of: Light Guiding Facade

The Photoconductive Façade is a double glazing with two types of specialised areas designed to obtain two main performances: an area for transporting light and an area to act as a light-deflecting system that improves the distribution of daylight in the interior.  
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Photonic Crystals
Part of: Light Control Glazings

Photonic crystals are microscopic structures which appear to give a material color by diffracting certain wavelengths of light which coincide with the scale of the structures.  
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Photovol Glass / Suntech See Thru
Made By: MSK Corporation    -   Part of: Translucent Solar Cell Glazings

Suntech See Thru (previously known as MSK photovol) is a semi-transparent photovoltaic glazing.  
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Polarizers
Part of: Waveband-Specific Films

Polarizers are films that reduce glare by only admitting light of a specific wave orientations.  
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PowerKontakt Glass
Made By: Schott    -   Part of: Clear Electricity-Conducting Glazings

PowerKontakt is an electricity conducting glass that is able to supply power without any wiring.  
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Printing Solar Film
Made By: Nanosolar    -   Part of: Reflective Solar Cell Films

Printing solar film is a type of thin-film amorphous silicon solar cell that reflects visual light instead of transmitting it. It is relatively lightweight.  
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Prismatic Skylights
Made By: SunOptics Skylights    -   Part of: Light-deflecting Skylight Glazings

Prismatic skylights have a ridged geometry that diffuses light within a room, which mitigates glare and hot spots, two issues that commonly appear with traditional skylights.  
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Reflective Films
Made By: 3M    -   Part of: Reflective Light Control Films

Reflective daylighting films reflect almost all visible light and can be used to redirect light deeper into the room. They can be applied on top of existing surfaces.  
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Remote Daylight Pipes
Made By: Huvco    -   Part of: Remote Daylight Pipes

Tubular skylights capture available daylight, transmitting it down a reflective tube to light rooms that, typically, have otherwise no access to daylight.
  
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RETROFlex Technology
Made By: Retrosolar    -   Part of: Light Guiding Louver Blinds

The RETROFlex Louver System allows a controlled distribution of daylight and a minimization of overheating and glare issues by using concave toothed blinds in a horizontal position, a configuration that allows users to maintain good contact with the outside.  
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Used by: Koester Lichtplanung

 

 
RETROFlexTherm Technology
Made By: Retrosolar    -   Part of: Light Guiding Glass-Embedded Blinds

The RETROFlexTherm Louver System allows a controlled distribution of daylight and a minimization of overheating and glare issues by using concave toothed blinds in a horizontal position, to maintain good views to the outside, and by embedding the system inside an insulating glass unit (IGU).  
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Used by: Koester Lichtplanung

 

 
RETROLux Technology
Made By: Retrosolar    -   Part of: Light Guiding Louver Blinds

The RETROLux Louver System’s shaped louvers each consist of two components: a reflector of high angle summer sunlight to heat penetration, and a light-shelf for improved daylight deflection to the inside that also provides glare protection.  
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Used by: Gatermann + Schossig  |  Koester Lichtplanung

 

 
RETROLuxTherm Technology
Made By: Retrosolar    -   Part of: Light Guiding Glass-Embedded Blinds

The RETROLuxTherm Louver System is an insulating glass system (IGU) including a fixed set of louvers housed between two panes of glass. Its shaped louvers each consist of two components, one that reflects of high angle summer sunlight back outside so as to block out heat penetration, and one that acts as a light-shelf for improved daylight deflection to the inside and provide glare protection.  
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Used by: Koester Lichtplanung  |  Odilo Reutter

 

 
Roller Blinds
Made By: Warema    -   Part of: Roller Shades

Roller blinds use a continuous sheet of material, such as fabric or an articulated assembly of metallic, wooden, or plastic elements, unrolling over an aperture to block sunlight from entering a building.  
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Serraglaze Film
Made By: Bending Light    -   Part of: Sun Control Microstructures

Serraglaze is a thin light-refracting acrylic film that redirects light toward the ceiling, which helps to control glare and increases light penetration in this room.  
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Shading Fabrics
Made By: Mechoshade    -   Part of: Fabric Blinds

MechoShade's shadecloths balance a low shading coefficient and surface brightness for a system that provides a soft room darkening effect, allowing glare on CRT screens to be reduced while maintaining views.  
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Skylight Systems
Made By: So-Luminaire    -   Part of: Skylights

Skylight systems are glazed roof apertures that allow sunlight and daylight inside the building. They can be fitted with a wide variety of glass products, including daylighting or solar films and switchable glazings.  
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Sol-gel Glazings
Part of: Sun Control Glazings

Sol-gel glazings are produced using a process that condenses a suspension of solid particles in liquid to a gel, which is then dried to obtain porous solid matrices. The process allows for precise addition of dyes and other dopants, as well as much flexibility in the finished product’s thermal and structural properties.  
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Solar Canopy Illumination System
Made By: UBC    -   Part of: Facade Sunlight Guides

The solar canopy is a system that captures and transports direct sunlight into the building core.  
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Solar Films
Made By: V-Kool    -   Part of: Sun Control Films

Heat filtering clear window films are used to decrease solar heat gain penetration by reflecting heat while allowing for visible light to be transmitted.
  
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Solar Glazings
Part of: Sun Control Glazings

Solar glazings have a coating or film applied to the surface which reflects or absorbs some percentage of solar radiation and visual light instead of transmitting it into the room, which cuts down on cooling loads. Sometimes these coatings give the glass a color or visual effects, such as a sheen or cloudiness, at certain angles of view.  
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Solera Panel
Made By: Advanced Glazings    -   Part of: Diffusing Glazings

Solera is a translucent glazing unit that converts harsh direct sunlight into soft diffuse daylight, which also modulates glare and overheating risks due to solar gains.  
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Soralux
Made By: Kevin Thuot, MIT    -   Part of: Light Guiding Glass-Embedded Systems

Soralux is a static shading system that diffuses and redirects sunlight toward a reflective ceiling, which then sends it deeper into the workspace.  
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Sphelar Solar Cells
Made By: Sphelar    -   Part of: Clear Solar Cell Films

Sphelar cells are spherical transparent solar cells that enable light to be collected from any direction, be it direct, diffuse or reflected light.  
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Sun-Tracking Pipes
Made By: Ciralight    -   Part of: Remote Sunlight Pipes

Sun-tracking pipes use a rotating array of mirrors to reflect sunlight into a pipe of varying lengths. This captured light is released into an interior space through a diffusing fixture.   
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Suspended Particle Devices
Made By: Research Frontiers    -   Part of: Active Phase Change Glazings

The Suspended Particle Device (SPD) film technology is an active switchable glass or plastic assembly which offers a variable light transmission, from clear to dark blue, thus providing solar gains, glare and privacy control.  
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Switchable Mirrors
Made By: AIST    -   Part of: Active Phase Change Mirror Glazings

A switchable mirror is a glass unit that has an adjustable degree of transparency and reflectance.  
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Thermochromic Glazings
Made By: General Glass    -   Part of: Passive Phase Change Glazings

Thermochromic glass regulates daylight by passively responding to continuously changing climatic conditions.  
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ThermoSEE Glass
Made By: Pleotint    -   Part of: Passive Phase Change Glazings

ThermoSEE glass is a thermotropic glass that changes its transparency and light transmittance from mostly transparent to mostly opaque at an activation temperature that can be set between -10°C and 50°C.  
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Tinted Glazings
Part of: Sun Control Glazings

Tinted glazings have an overall color, produced by metal compounds added during the glass production process. These compounds also reduce the visual light and infrared transmission of the glass.  
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U-Profile Glazings
Made By: Pilkington    -   Part of: Diffusing Glazings

U-profile glazing is a system consisting of a slab of aerogel granulates that transmits and diffuses daylight, while achieving outstanding thermal and acoustic insulating properties.  
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Used by: Debartolo And Associates  |  Mahlum Architects  |  Steven Holl Architects

 

 
UFO System
Made By: Bartenbach    -   Part of: Remote Sunlight Pipes

The Universal Fibre Optics system incorporates a source of artificial light in a heliostatic/fiber optic system to maintain constant light levels.  
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Vault Lights
Made By: Luxcrete    -   Part of: Vault Lights

Cast iron or reinforced concrete pavement lights are a structure that incorporates glass lenses to provide a source of natural daylight within basements and cellars.  
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Veluna Glass
Made By: TGA Architectural Glass    -   Part of: Light Emitting Glazings

Veluna is a luminescent glass material that glows in the dark after gathering light during the day.  
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Vertical Louver Blinds
Made By: Warema    -   Part of: Light Guiding Louver Blinds

Vertical louver blinds are a sun shading system.  
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Vision Control Panel
Made By: Unicel Vision Control    -   Part of: Light Guiding Glass-Embedded Blinds

Unicel’s Vision Control panel uses dynamic hollow-chambered louvers set within an Insulating Glass Unit to provide deeper daylight penetration whilst controlling solar heat gains, glare, privacy and sights.  
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Used by: Corley Redfoot Zack  |  Hks

 

 
X-ray Protection Glazings
Made By: Schott    -   Part of: Waveband-Specific Glazings

X-Ray protection glazings are lead oxide glasses that absorb x-rays. They are useful for windows in radiology facilities and other research areas that use radioactive isotopes.  
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