Founded in 1978, Sunoptics Prismatic Skylights is a worldwide leader in high-performance daylighting. Our mission is to harness the power of the sun to maximize the cost-effective energy savings of daylighting.
In 2011, Sunoptics joined forces with Acuity Brands to combine daylighting, electric luminaires and advanced lighting controls to offer the industry's most complete set of sustainable and energy-efficient lighting solutions.
For a number of years, Sunoptics and Acuity Brand's Lighting Controls & Design products have been available in an integrated solution that enhances the value of prismatic skylighting solutions.
Sunoptics leverages unique design, materials and construction to optimize lighting performance through prismatic lenses. These lenses provide maximum light transmittance while maintaining 100% diffusion, which eliminates undesirable hot spots, glare and UV damage to the daylighted space.
Sunoptics manufactures all of it's own plastic with it's state-of-the-art extrusion equipment. This provides us the ability to control the light transmission capability of our plastics while maintaining the highest level of product quality in the industry. No other skylight manufacturer has this capability. Our state-of-the-art Photometric Lab as well as a multitude of third party testing confirms real-world performance of all our products.
Sunoptics High Performance Prismatic Skylights have been installed in several hundred million square feet of buildings worldwide. These skylights have the potential of replacing over 500 megawatts of electrical lighting energy during a utilities' peak load hours. According to a recent study by Heschong Mahone Group, Inc., a leading expert in daylighting engineering and design, if the U.S. retrofitted all existing buildings that it makes sense to daylight, the potential peak load reduction would equal 20,000 megawatts. That's like replacing the energy produced by more than 40 coal fire energy plants.
Sunoptics® Signature Series skylights feature high-performance prismatic optics to bring in more usable 100% diffused natural light - eliminating the glare and hot spots associated with other skylight systems. Its dome design captures more light at low-light levels than any other passive skylight on the market today.
Signature Series skylights are available in standard sizes from 2'x2' to 5'x10', as well as custom sizes to accommodate your every need. They feature all aluminum frames with integral condensation gutters and thermal breaks to provide worry-free leak protection. For ease of installation, the Signature Series multi-glazed skylights come standard with a weather sweep, foam curb-seal tape and stainless-steel fasteners.
Sunoptics® Pyramid Lens skylights use clean, smooth lines and angles to support architectural applications. Custom sizes up to 5' x 5' provide versatile design solutions for new roofs, or reuse of existing roof curbs. Single-, double- and triple-glazed high-performance prismatic options available.
Sunoptics® Double-Hip Lens skylights use clean, smooth lines and angles to support architectural applications. Custom sizes up to 5' x 10' provide versatile design solutions for new roofs, or reuse of existing roof curbs. Single-, double- and triple-glazed high-performance prismatic options available.
The Sunoptics® Multi-Lite skylight platform uses multiple lenses for customized architectural designs. Multiple high-performance lens options available include the Signature (SIG) series dome-shaped skylights or the linear angles of the Pyramid (PY) and Double-Hip (DHP) skylights. These options allow for custom applications larger than a 5' x 10' single skylight application, up to 9' width, and customizable lengths to suit.
The MLT with PY and DHP skylight profile provide a great option for retrofitting to existing curbs without custom mold fees. Single-, double- and triple-glazed high-performance prismatic options available are available for each skylight.
The Sunoptics® Signature™ Series military-grade skylight is the only prismatic skylight in the market with the strength to meet the highest performance requirements to be used in Department of Defense (DoD) projects per Chapter 10. Sunoptics tests the entire skylight (not just the lens material) to meet the requirements for ASTM F1642 and GSA-TS01. This ensures that we meet or exceed what is required for air blast loadings and wind/overpressure loadings to support these DoD applications.
Sunoptics® Industrial Smoke Vents are ideal for use in industrial and commercial buildings where emergency smoke evacuation requirements are needed. Sunoptics has multiple smoke vent models and certifications available for your smoke vent needs. The Sunoptics UL Listed Smoke Vents are available with snow load ratings of 10 and 30 pounds per square foot. The Sunoptics FM Approved model smoke vents are available in single- and double-glazed versions made with ClearArmour® prismatic polycarbonate with a snow load rating of 10 pounds per square foot.
The LightFlex™ LED daylighting system (SLFOL) from Sunoptics® delivers natural light into interior applications and supplements daylight with tunable-white LED technology. It is the industry's first LED tubular daylighting system with integrated controls to provide natural light, tunable-white LED light or a combination of both - in the same system.
For ultimate energy savings, the embedded daylighting sensor detects the natural light and triggers lighting controls to adjust and supplement daylight, only when electric light is needed. Integrated nLight® wired controls enable the sensor, louver and luminaire to adjust, supplement, and maximize natural light and tunable-white LEDs.
Lightflex™ LED tunable white is perfect in indoor applications such as classrooms, offices and conference rooms as it allows the LED light color temperature to be adjusted by the user, supporting circadian rhythm and tasks such as reading, meeting, teaching and more.Available for suspended-/dropped-ceiling and open-ceiling applications.
The LightFlex™ tubular daylighting system/device from Sunoptics brings natural light into finished-ceiling/suspended-ceiling applications like offices, schools and stores that do not have direct access to the roof.
From the high-performance prismatic skylight on the roof, to the multiple lens/diffuser options for your ceiling; the 21" tubular daylighting system features advanced design and technology to provide optimal daylight throughout the day.The 21" tubular daylighting system is complete with elbows and round-to-square components to a work around plenum obstructions.
Sunoptics® commercial Skylight Curbs provide a full line of structural and insulated wood and metal curb options for your roof assembly. Our Structural Curb Option eliminates the need for interior structural reinforcement for new construction assembly when spanning a joist. All curb options come standard with our Skylight Internal Clip-On Safety Guard designed to bring your product in full compliance with OSHA 1926.502 as well as OSHA 1910 standards.
EZY Curb™ EZYSA provides easy one-for-one replacement of existing fiberglass panels on R-Panel metal roofs.
The Sunoptics® Curb Topper is a curb insert for use in applications where building code mandates require more stringent U-Value and/or Solar Heat Gain (SHGC) values. This single layer lens is installed on top of the curb.
Sunoptics® motorized light control Louvers use Acuity Brands lighting controls for applications where complete control of daylight is desired. Available with internal and external motor.
The Sunoptics® skylight internal Clip-On Safety Guards are designed for new and retrofit applications for both metal and wood curbs. They install below the skylight, at the same level or higher than the walking/working surface. With openings less than 12" in the least horizontal dimension, they offer permanent fall protection - even at re-roofing time. A Z-frame guard and standing seam option are also available.
Sunoptics fall protection products are made in the USA. They are tested and certified by third-party independent organizations to ensure compliance to safety (OSHA), quality and performance standards.
Clips and screws for installation come standard with product.
Sunoptics® offers multiple skylight fall protection product to meet individual needs for safety and security. The Sunoptics® External Skylight Fall-Protection Guard installs above the skylight with grillwork openings no more than 4" x 4". It has a 75,000 PSI tensile strength. Sunoptics fall protection products are made in the USA. They are tested and certified by third-party independent organizations to ensure compliance to safety (OSHA), quality and performance standards with or without a dome. Clips and screws for installation come standard with product.
Warehouses and manufacturing applications are ideal environments for using Sunoptics® high-performance prismatic skylights along with LED lighting and lighting controls from Acuity Brands. Daylighting just 4% to 5% of the industrial floor area allows the electric lights to be shut off during 70% to 80% of the daylight hours.
In the retail environment, Sunoptics® prismatic skylights serve a dual purpose. Daylighting helps control operating costs by reducing electricity use while simultaneously providing full-spectrum natural light with CRIs of nearly 100. There is no better way to display merchandise than incorporating glare-free, diffuse full-spectrum natural light. Only Sunoptics and Acuity Brands can offer you a holistic daylighting system for retail environments featuring skylights, LED lighting and lighting controls.
Daylighting is an effective method for reducing energy costs and providing a better lighting environment that supports learning. Consider using daylighting in classrooms, libraries, corridors, community learning areas and gymnasiums. When you daylight a classroom with a Sunoptics daylighting system you can have the lights off 70% to 80% of the time.
Daylighting is a great way to bring natural lighting into open-ceiling and suspended ceiling office applications where limited side-lighting is common. Sunoptics® commercial or tubular skylights are ideal solutions for open offices, small offices, conference rooms, training centers, atriums, and break-rooms. As part of a complete daylighting system, you can easily integrate Sunoptics daylighting with Acuity Brands LED lighting and integrated controls to maximize energy savings.
Sunoptics® skylights provide an energy efficient way to properly illuminate the interior of your home. The manually-venting option allows the added benefit of natural air ventilation. Sunoptics prismatic designs provide up to 50 percent more light than traditional white-bubble skylights. They provide 100 percent diffusion to eliminate hot spots while providing glare-free natural light for more hours per day. The superior frame provides moisture protection redundancy. The fully-insulated thermal break that encapsulates the underside of the frame helps to reduce condensation concerns.
Sunoptics® offers a full line of structural- and insulated- wood and metal curb options for your roof assembly. Our structural curb option eliminates the need for interior structural reinforcement for new construction assembly. All curb options come standard with our Safety Security Grid designed to bring your product in full compliance with OSHA 1926.502 as well as OSHA 1910 standards.'
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Sunoptics product is made in the USA as well as, tested and certified by third-party independent organizations to ensure compliance to safety (to meet or exceed OSHA standards), quality and performance standards.
Eneref Institute examines the benefits of lighting controls with natural interior daylight in classrooms.
Last Update: 2020-03-11