The new SunBeamer skylight is a clever and surprisingly simple daylighting solution that directs sunlight exactly where you need it most. Developed by SunCentral, the sun-tracking circular skylight uses rotating mirrors to shoot beams of light deep within a building. The Sunbeamer sandwiched in glass and put on a curb like a typical skylight comes in three sizes. The largest measures 670mm round (approximately 26.5 inches) and provides up to 9,100 lumens of daylight. They can be placed in groups to maximize daylight that hits a roof, and they can direct beams of light deep inside a building. The tracking technology makes the fins open or close and the entire assembly can also rotate. A GPS chip tracks the sun and enables a motorized mirrored louver to pinpoint the reflected light on to any surface all day long.
SunCentral proposes to mount SunBeamers on the edges of buildings to direct light down to the sidewalk far below. Alternately, the SunLuminaire can take light from facade mounted units and project it through a tube diffuser suspended from a building’s ceiling. They could even be used to make the proposed underground LowLine Park light up in the day.