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Domes bringing Light in darkest corners

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There are many ways to brighten up dark spaces without mechanical assistance, but few are as efficient as the ground breaking LightCatcher from Belgian company EcoNation. Developed by Maarten Michielssens in collaboration with the University of Ghent, LightCatcher, is a polycarbonate light dome with an integrated mirror tracking system. It searches for the brightest source of available light and directs it into a building. The system is more efficient than standard skylights that expose buildings to wide temperature fluctuations during the winter and summer months. With this energy-saving technology, a small opening of 185.35sqft in a roof brings in 646-1,202sqft of natural light and it is possible to enjoy daylighting for an average of 10 hours a day reducing energy usage by up to 70%.

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