Let's face it, a room with a lantern roof is a thing of beauty. Allowing light to flood in and making a connection to the outside.
Testing has shown that, similar to being vertical, dependent on the time of day, solar shading was still provided when using Microlouvre KoolShade®. A key finding from this study found that despite the angling of the screen, solar heat gain was consistently reduced. This can be seen in the diagram above. A kitchen in Centennial Park Sydney was designed to have a glass open ceiling to allow natural lighting and solar heating to create a more organic environment and reduce their need for electrical appliances. However due to the size of the opening the room was susceptible to overheating and glare. Due to the window housing numerous shapes of glass panels, it was hard to find an adequate product which was versatile enough to cover the entirety of the opening.
BUT, with Global temperatures rising fast Roof Lanterns are allowing in too much heat and glare, becoming huge radiators.
Microlouvre KoolShade® will STOP the heat and glare of the sun reaching the glass. When the sun is directly above your roof lantern,
shading is achieved through both sides. The sun moves constantly. As it does, the efficiency of the shading changes.
As the sun slowly moves the angled louvres maintain a high degree of shading. It doesn't allow the hot solar radiation through and removes the sun's glare. Natural daylight can benefit human beings in many ways, not least of all it promotes the production of serotonin. As the day progresses, the intensity of the sun drops. The strength of solar shading needed changes during the day. The need for natural daylight and ventilation remains constant. Microlouvre KoolShade® allows perfect vision out and an unrestricted flow of fresh air with a Clear Open Area of 80%. But still allows light and ventilation to pass through as normal. This keeps rooms well lit and comfortably cool.
No upward light pollution
One half of the roof lantern has
solar heat block. The other side will start at 100% and slowly decrease over the day, and as the sun's heat weakens. At 40%, it is still twice as effective as any internal blind.