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Sundolier Tracks And Redirects The Sun For Cost-Effective Solar Lighting

Sundolier Daylighting System (Image courtesy Sunflower Corporation)
By Andrew Liszewski

Sure, it’s the source of countless skin burns and has been guilty of melting many a delicious ice cream cone, but did you know the sun can actually be used for good too? A company known as the Sunflower Corporation has created the Sundolier which is a combination of a 2-axis reflector that automatically tracks the sun, and a specially designed chandelier which distributes the light inside a building.

We offer the only competitive predominantly indirect natural lighting system capable of meeting your needs for general lighting of up to 2,500 square feet of space with less than 0.4% roof penetration. Our solution eliminates many of the challenges you face with the design and construction of alternatives that can work in low bay (eight to twenty feet ceilings). We offer a solution for large open space that demonstrates the highest quality natural light lighting 2,500 square feet, possibly more depending on your needs.

As I look outside at a rainy, overcast morning, I can’t help but wonder how effective the system is when the sun isn’t shining. But I guess it’s not designed to be a building’s sole source of light, instead providing an eco-friendly and cost-effective alternative to electrical lighting on those days when the sun is shining and you’re stuck indoors.

[ Sundolier Daylighting System ] VIA [ Inhabitat ]








  • franco1975

    I feel so dumb. I read the website 2 times and still dont understand how it does it. Is it a solar panel? Or does it reflect light into the house? If the sun is out, I can just open the curtains then why would I need this thing?

  • mikep1975

    Judging by the building it's shown mounted on in the picture, I'd guess it's designed more for offices where you're more likely to have interior space with no windows. Probably not cheap either. It appears to be a big lens that automatically tracks the light and reflects it back into the building through a skylight-type of hole.

  • Jessicat

    I've noticed a pop up of solar panels on street signs and lights. I know i'm going to do something similar to my house when I get one. If only I could buy something this fancy.

  • Jessicat

    I've noticed a pop up of solar panels on street signs and lights. I know i'm going to do something similar to my house when I get one. If only I could buy something this fancy.

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