Making the most of natural lighting with Somfy solutions for buildings
Somfy is your best ally in the practice of placing windows, skylights, other openings and reflective surfaces so that sunlight (direct or indirect) can provide effective interior lighting.
Autonomy of natural lighting
The percentages of time that daylight levels should be calculated to be above the specified lighting in a specific physical space or building, this calculation is based on annual data and default lighting levels; the purpose of the calculation is to determine how long a person can work in a space without the need for electric lighting.
Harvest in daylight
It uses daylight to reduce and compensate for the amount of electric lighting needed to properly illuminate a space, to reduce energy consumption and achieve substantial savings.
This is made possible by automated lighting control systems and shading devices, capable of dimming or altering electric lighting in response to the changing availability of natural light each day, throughout the day. year.
Dynamic sun protection
It uses technology to control external and internal sun protection devices such as shades and blinds through a smart building system.
It triggers various sensors (sun, wind, temperature, occupancy, etc.) in real time and combines these autonomous actions with predefined data and thresholds based on the requirements of facility managers and tenants/users.
See light in a new way with circadian light management
Circadian lighting provides users with adequate light exposure to maintain circadian health and align the circadian rhythm with the day-night cycle.
Circadian rhythms are synchronized by various signals, including light, to which the body reacts according to a natural internal 24-hour clock.
As humans, we have evolved to base our circadian rhythms on the natural black light patterns associated with day and night. Given typical levels of electric light indoors, compared to the amount of light the human body expects to receive outdoors, being indoors for long periods of time does not provide us with opportunities beneficial, due to the lack of sun exposure we need.
Somfy professionals who are dedicated to the design of dynamic sunshades are inclined to develop a lighting design with an operating program, making appropriate use of technology, complementing the lighting design in interior spaces, and thus increasing the comfort of users. , respecting the natural circadian rhythm. rhythm of the human being, obtaining good circadian lighting, contributing to energy savings by correctly using natural lighting.
SOMFY is the world leader in the manufacture of robust and silent motors with intelligent controls for interior and exterior blinds. More than 270 million users worldwide benefit from the more than 150 million motors produced by Somfy. For 50 years, Somfy engineers have been designing products for the tertiary and residential markets to motorise sun protection such as interior blinds, wooden shutters, curtains, awnings, rolling shutters, exterior sunscreens and shutters. projection screens. Somfy motorization systems easily integrate with security, HVAC and lighting systems, providing complete automation for any project.