Miralite has been designed, manufactured and patented in the United Kingdom to afford active natural daylight into buildings to allow artificial lighting to be turned off for up to 10.5 hours a day! Unlike passive skylights Miralite uses solar-tracking technology to follow the sun and with the clever use of pre-determined angled mirrors drive natural light into a building.
The result is a bright, healthy, glare free light, just as nature intended. Miralite energy saving skylights are a solar powered green lighting solution for commercial buildings, schools, factories, public facilities, retail stores, etc; etc. In addition to significant energy and cost savings there are many more benefits from the installation of Miralite Solar tracking sky lighting.
Proprietary software has been developed for the Miralite system that evaluates the many different factors such as electrical lighting and HVAC savings, even how much carbon can be saved per year.
Retail sales - go up 105-40%, depending on the products sold and the inefficiency of the current artificial lighting system.
Worker Performance - measured in productivity, absenteeism, error rates and accident rates all improve dramatically under Miralite.
Student Performance - improves from 7% to 26% to classrooms without day lighting.
Office Performance - overall morale, team performance and the ability to cope with stress show measurable improvements.
Patient Recovery - has been proven to speed up dramatically when patients are exposed to diffused daylight as opposed to artificial lighting.
GPS Controller - Solar powered GPS controller tracks the position of the sun and ensures the maximum light. Up to 64,000 lumens. No electrical supply required. 100% solar powered natural lighting.
Diffusion and Thermal Barrier - State of the Art prismatic lenses provide evenly dispersed light throughout the day. Thermal barriers prevent heat gain associated with typical skylights.
Mirror Array - State of the Art tracking mirror array. The mirrors continuously track the sun across the sky for optimum day light during all seasons providing an abundant source of free light.
Dome - A clear, thermally formed, high impact resistant Petg or polycarbonate dome providing superior strength and UV resistance.
Software - Proprietary software has been developed for the Miralite system that evaluates the many different factors such as electrical lighting and HVAC savings, even how much carbon can be saved per year.
A building of 120m x 40m with 490 x 250watt metal halide light fittings would require 110 Miralites.
- With a roof height of 8metres and a required lux level of 900lux at 2metres would have the following savings per year:
- 402,412 KwH of electrical lighting SAVED!
- 142,430 KwH of electrical HVAC SAVED!
- 234,282 Kg of carbon SAVED!
Totals saved over twenty years: £3 .195 million Includes electricity & carbon emission savings