VELUX INTRODUCES DYNAMIC DOME COMMERCIAL SKYLIGHTS
AIA BOOTH 1747 – PENNSYLVANIA CONVENTION CENTER – PHILADELPHIA, PA
PHILADELPHIA, PA – MAY 19-21, 2016– The new VELUX Dynamic Dome commercial skylights will balance light transmittance, industry structural demands, and architectural elegance while contributing significantly to reducing lighting costs, says Ross Vandermark, national product manager for VELUX America. The product launch is scheduled for mid-July of this year.
“The Dynamic Dome is engineered to reflect less light and to harvest more light,” he says, “especially in the early morning and late afternoon. The focus of the design is on maximizing low sun angle performance. This can result in significantly reduced energy costs as electric lights can be turned off earlier in the day and will not have to be turned back on until later in the day.”
The new skylights will be similar in function to VELUX SUN TUNNEL™ SunCurve commercial skylights but will harvest light through basic dome geometry whereas the SunCurve design utilizes prisms to direct more light into a structure.
Vandermark says that the new Dynamic Dome line joins the recently introduced Venting Modular Skylight (VMS) line and the VELUX SUN TUNNEL tubular skylight line to provide a much broader product choice for commercial daylighting and ventilation needs.
The VELUX Dynamic Dome skylights, which are manufactured in Greenwood, SC, utilize a number of innovative new features.
Light Harvesting – The sidewalls of the domes are engineered to closely match the angles of the sun during low-light periods of the morning and evening to harvest and transfer more light indoors. Dome height has been optimized to harvest more light and is higher than traditional commercial skylights.
Industry Leading Strength and Appearance – By integrating a repeating pattern of ridges and ribs based on the geometry of an octahedron, the Dynamic Domes offer uncompromising strength with a visually stunning architectural design.
Superior Water Management – A fail-safe proprietary wicking system evacuates condensation to the exterior of the skylight.
Secure Thermal Seal – The domes incorporate an encapsulating design that provides an impenetrable water barrier with a 100 percent thermally broken skylight frame.
Competitive Market Pricing – VELUX has invested heavily in new manufacturing equipment and procedures that create greater production efficiencies. Also, more skylights per truckload can be shipped due to the compact nesting nature of the domes, allowing for compounded savings in freight.
Architectural Elegance – The Dynamic Dome is a patent-pending design. The unique design and appearance compliments the functionality of the domes and they will be easily recognized as a distinctive quality product.
Standard and Custom Sizes
All common industry sizes will be available in the Dynamic Dome line and custom sizes can be manufactured in other dome types.
Configurations and Glazings
A broad variety of outer and inner dome combinations are available. The standard clear smooth outer dome over a white prismatic inner dome provides 100 percent diffusion of the light and delivers 20 percent more light than a skylight that uses prismatic as both the inner and outer dome.
Four standard glazing options will be available: Impact Modified Acrylic , LuxGuard Polycarbonate, LuxGuard Plus Polycarbonate and General Purpose Acrylic. Both Impact Modified Acrylic and LuxGuard will carry basic certifications while LuxGuard Plus will have basic certifications and also meet the requirements for Impact/High Velocity Hurricane zones.
Curbs and Fall Protection
Three insulated single- or double-insulated curb models in varying heights will be available in galvanized steel or aluminum. Exterior safety screens and interior safety/security mesh fall protection will also be available.
VELUX is an ENERGY STAR partner and has been recognized as a Partner of the Year. For more information visit http://www.veluxusa.com/professional/commercial.
VELUX is the world leader in skylights and roof windows and is one of the strongest brands in the global building materials sector. VELUX America products are available nationwide through home centers, building material suppliers, lumberyards, and independent door, window, or roofing retailers. Consumers can locate local suppliers and installers, and access information on skylight selection and the benefits of bringing more natural light and fresh air into the home by visiting www.veluxusa.com or www.whyskylights.com. VELUX skylights are Made in America in Greenwood, SC.