Lighting solutions

MicroLouvre™ provides essential glare control by creating directional light diffusion, source concealment and glare control.

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Standard Linear Uplighter

Ultra-thin Uplighter

Flood Lights

Downlighters / Display

Spotlight

Walkway

Why MicroLouvre™?

An exceptional range of sustainable green credentials

68% HVAC savings

Air conditioning usage can be reduced by more than 68% and equipment halved.

90% recycled

The metal fabrics are made from over 90% recycled scrap copper.

100% recyclable

MicroLouvre™ metal fabrics and frames are 100% recyclable and are proven to last over 60 years.

Lighting using MicroLouvre™ is efficient and effective.

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's™ 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's™ 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.

Anti-glare Lighting

Non-diffused, bright internal lighting creates glare and varying brightness levels in the visual field, leading to visual discomfort for occupants. MicroLouvre's™ 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.

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Credentials and certifications

Certified in efficiency and efficacy

When tested at Fraunhofer, results confirmed MicroLouvre™ as the most comprehensive solution for Thermal and Visual Comfort in one system.

The Berkeley Lab included MicroLouvre™ in a major research project for PG&E. With MicroLouvre™, daily cooling loads were reduced by 68% on sunny days when compared with dual pane, high performance solar control glass with an internal blind.

The IFC Group have confirmed MicroLouvre™ to be A1/A2-s1,d0 : BS EN 13501 Fire Rating, making it one of very few passive and dynamic external sun and solar heat gain blocking systems compliant for use on high rise buildings.

Building Research Establishment (BRE) wind tunnel tested MicroLouvre™ screens from different angles and proved it to be indestructible at winds exceeding 100mph/160 kph/46 metres per second.

Smartlouvre Technology Limited is an ISO: 9001 2015 Accredited Quality Management company.

MicroLouvre™ has been extensively modelled using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) in SimScale.

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Kings Cross Square
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Kings Cross Square

Lighting designers realised their ambition for this historic piece of architecture, using MicroLouvre™ fabric to neutralise the glare from the in-ground luminaires.

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