- Posted by Graham Beckett
- On October 29, 2015
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Monodraught have unveiled an innovative new type of Sunpipe which supplements natural daylight with biologically optimised LED light for a more healthy living environment.
Sunpipe Luxloop is the first lighting system that can provide both genuine natural daylight and biologically optimised LED light. The collaboration by PhotonStar LED Ltd and Monodraught results in ultimate energy savings and the ultimate in healthy, human focused lighting. Sunpipe LuxLoop is an unbeatable combination for retrofit into existing buildings due to its daylight first approach and its ability to achieve a high melanopic lux in the daytime and biological darkness (or low melanopic lux) at night-time.
During daylight hours, the Sunpipe directs healthy natural light from its patented Diamond Dome through MICRO-SILVER finish aluminium tube to the ceiling diffuser. When required, and if daylight is insufficient, the system is complimented by its advanced Chroma White 2.0 LED system by PhotonStar, this delivers the right melanopic lux during the day. This is intelligently managed by halcyonPRO wireless lighting control. The result is the healthiest and most sustainable lighting solution for retrofit into existing buildings.
Sunpipe LuxLoop has been optimised for both wireless and dynamic circadian lighting, saving more energy whilst offering better lighting for people.
There are three innovations within this one product. The first is the Sunpipe by Monodraught which produces genuine natural daylight through its patented design to provide the ultimate in healthy and energy-efficient environments. Second is the advanced, biologically optimised dynamic LED light source, ChromaWhite 2.0 by PhotonStar LED.
This light source provides high melanopic lux at higher CCTs (5000-7000K) during the day and low melanopic lux at lower CCTs (1800-2700K) for night use or when biological darkness is needed. It is an advanced LED system with a complex LED array to change the spectral composition of light at different times of day to support your body clock and promote healthy activity, rest and sleep.
The third is the halcyonPRO intelligent wireless control system. HalcyonPRO is a simple, low cost of install wireless control system which automates circadian control and energy saving control. The system controls the ChromaWhite 2.0 LED source designed to emulate changing daylight for health, wellbeing, productivity and improved sleep. HalcyonPRO enables completely automated intelligent wireless control of light fittings when combined with halcyonPRO sensors. This delivers maximum energy savings by automatically turning off unneeded lights based on occupancy and daylight. The sensors will utilise the natural daylight from the Sunpipe before switching to the biologically optimised light source, ChromaWhite 2.0, when the daylight is no longer sufficient.
With 80% of the buildings that will exist in 2050 already built the Sunpipe LuxLoop’s ability to be retrofitted into existing buildings and provide ultimate energy savings has huge environmental benefits. The HalcyonPRO intelligent wireless lighting control system saves more energy than standard LEDs by automatically turning off unneeded lights meaning light and energy is never wasted. When combined with the features of the Sunpipe, energy savings are truly maximised by ensuring that daylight is utilised as the main source of light whenever it is sufficient. The result is a complete and ultra-low energy lighting system suitable for any location with guaranteed lighting performance and reduced energy usage.
Monodraught has been at the forefront of designing and manufacturing low energy, low carbon solutions for 40 years. The company is focused around three major product areas in which they are recognised as Market Leaders – Natural Daylight, Natural Ventilation and Natural Cooling