MicroLouvre® is an Efficient and Effective Way to Manage Glare and Light Trespass.
MicroLouvre® creates directional light diffusion, source concealment and glare control.
MicroLouvre® is the world’s thinnest and lightest metal louvre fabric. There are up to 700 paper-thin miniature bronze louvres woven into every metre of fabric. The tiny louvres are usually given a standard protective black polyester coating for a durable finish, absorbing and eliminating re-reflected heat, light and glare. They can be any colour, as well as having a matt or highly reflective finish to suit. The standard louvre angles are 17° and 0°. Angles between 17° and 0° can be produced on application.
MicroLouvre® metal fabric is directional which can be used for various lighting purposes, including in: trading floors, museum or exhibition displays, shading traffic lights, and buildings and bridges around the globe. In addition, it is corrosive-resistant so suitable for indoor or outdoor use.
MicroLouvre® is so thin and easy to manipulate, it can easily be integrated or retrofitted into any lighting unit.
Light Spill and Light Trespass Solutions
MicroLouvre® can redirect light onto objects or buildings and concentrate the light source to the intended direction, solving the problem of unwanted light trespass and reducing light spill and glare. With its 80% open area, MicroLouvre® permits optimum light transfer, ensuring high energy efficiency, which is key to any lighting strategy. MicroLouvre® can provide either a symmetrical or asymmetrical light 'kick'.
Concealed Light Source
MicroLouvre® ability to hide the light source from certain angles makes it essential for applications where the light source needs to be concealed at night or where light trespass is a problem.
Directional Light Control
MicroLouvre® paper-thin angled louvres act as a directional lighting filter, allowing light to pass through in one direction whilst reducing the visual impact of the light source from the opposite direction - removing the need for cumbersome lighting hoods.
Non-diffused, bright internal lighting creates glare and varying brightness levels in the visual field, leading to visual discomfort for occupants. MicroLouvre® ability to hide the light source whilst maintaining an integrated balance of glare control and high lumen transmission makes it the ideal solution for any high powered light. It is also essential to protect passers-by from unwanted glare from outdoor lighting units.
How it works
How does MicroLouvre® Koolshade® work?
The angled louvres, although paper-thin, block all direct light from the source except through the 80% open area. Thus, the light source is concealed from one direction whilst illuminating from the other. Standard 17-degree louvre angles provide an asymmetric light kick. 0-degree angles provide symmetric light projection.