For 30 years, we have focused exclusively on prismatic lens technology for our skylights. Our daylighting systems are designed to maximize visible light transmission with 100% diffusion – for the highest levels of glare-free natural light into the building.
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Numerous independent studies link daylight and exterior views to higher levels of satisfaction and productivity. The LightFlex™ daylighting system is the latest innovation from Sunoptics®, a worldwide leader in high-performance prismatic daylighting solutions.
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Since 1978, Sunoptics’ mission has been to harness the power of the sun to maximize the cost-effective energy savings of daylighting. We extrude and form our own skylight lenses and do complete glazing assembly in-house ensuring consistently reliable quality, even for custom skylights and smoke vents. We also regrind 100% of our post industrial plastic and aluminum to provide a high level of recycled content in all our products.
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The use of Sunoptics Prismatic
Skylights in green building design
provides multiple opportunities
for a project to earn credit
toward LEED® points. These
opportunities are presented below
in conjunction with the LEED® 2009
guidelines for New Construction
and Major Renovation where the
opportunities may exist.
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Commercial Building Products - All Natural Illumination Article - May 2010
Daylighting systesm use a diffuse sunlight efficiently, resulting in lower electrcity and HVAC costs for building efforts.
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Retail Merchandiser - Let the Sunshine In Article - Sept 2009
What's the best way to light an environment? Use natural light.
And when retailers such as Walmart and Best Buy went looking
to save money, make money, and develop environmentally
sustainable practices, Sunoptics Prismatic daylighting addressed all
of their needs.
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CLEAR ARMOUR™ Brochure
CLEAR ARMOUR™ The World's First Factory Mutual Approved Polycarbonate Prismatic Skylight. Offering a 5 yr Hail Proof Warranty, 10 Year Leak Free Warranty, and 32 Years of High Performance Daylighting Experience in the highest visible light transmission with 100% difusion available
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U.S. Department of Energy - Commercial Toplighting Report (Summary Highlighted)
Studies have repeate'dly found that daylighting has the potential to realize very large
reductions in lighting energy consumption. For example, the TIAX Controls and
Diagnostics Rep0l1 found that dirruning electric lights in daylit spaces could reduce annual
lighting energy consumption in existing commercial buildings by 40-60%
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California Energy Commission Report - Daylighting & Retail Sales
This study presents evidence that a major retailer is experiencing higher sales in daylit stores that in similar non-daylit stores. Over 73 stores studied, over the course of three years.
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Daylighting Retail Sales Facts and Figures
A comprehensive guide to data collected on daylighting and retail enviornments. Studies highlight major retialers, such as Wal-mart, Best Buy, Krogers, and Safeway.
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ACT2 CSAA Energy Efficiency Demo PGE
California State Auotmobile Association's new district office is one of nine PG&E ACT2 demonstration sites testing the energy efficiency of daylighting as well as other technology.
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Daylighting in Schools
California Board for Energy Efficiency study found that students in classrooms with the most
daylighting were found to have 7% to 18% higher scores than those in rooms
with the least.
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Patterns to Daylight Schools for People and Sustainabilty
Since the early 90's LRC has used pattern books and a means to accelerate the implementation of sustainable lighting practices.
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Sacramento Bee - Sacramento-based Sunoptics enjoys skylight success with Wal-Mart - March 8, 2008
Daylighting cuts each store's
electric bill by as much as 15 percent, according to
Wal-Mart officials, and has helped the company
build a reputation as an environmental leader.
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Sunoptics and Wal-Mart in Retail Construction 2008
World's largest retailer pushes new technology,innovation to help control energy usage,reduce costs using Sunoptics Prismatic Daylighting.
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