ARTHUR, IL: A small company in east-central Illinois – DayStar Skylight Systems – is creating a buzz in the world of energy-efficient, natural lighting programs for business and industry, schools and libraries.
With the impending decline of available energy resources and the world demand for consumable fuels outpacing the supply, there is a serious need to begin using renewable energy to help light buildings. Through their research and development efforts, DayStar Skylight Systems (Arthur, IL) has created a high-performance skylight system that not only allows natural light into a building, but also maximizes intensification and diffuses the light into a broad lighting pattern, enabling businesses to save money, increase the overall value of the facility, and protect the environment by being more energy efficient.
During daytime hours, even on the cloudiest of days, skylights can reduce or eliminate electric light usage and its associated costs. DayStar’s brilliant, natural lighting optimizes the most powerful source of energy available – free sunlight – to provide substantial long-term energy savings for building operators. Because the skylight’s superior illumination power allows buildings to be operated during daytime hours without using electric lights, energy costs can be potentially cut by as much as 50%.
Although a relatively new company, DayStar Skylight Systems has taken natural lighting technology to new levels. For example, roof domes feature two layers—a clear, acrylic outer dome and an inner collimation lens to minimize heat loss in winter and protect from heat gain in summer. Galvalume steel roof curbs have continuously welded, watertight seams and are made to match any roof pitch and metal rib design.
Here is how it works: Sunlight is gathered through the inverted parabolic dome and the rays are amplified by the ultra-reflective lining as they strike the ceiling lens. This highly concentrated light is then diffused in a heart-shaped pattern by additional sidelight panels, which increase the spread of light far beyond conventional products.
DayStar is a complete skylighting system ready for installation. Contractors and builders, architects and engineers no longer have to shop around for skylighting components. DayStar produces complete skylighting packages including roof domes, curbs, flash kits, rib caps, light shafts and ceiling lens. Nearly 150 curb styles and sizes are standard inventory. The company also custom manufactures to specifications.
The retail price of a DayStar standard 4 ft. x 4 ft. skylight is $1,050, which can be cost-liquidated in one to five years. Consequently, not only are DayStar skylights the most efficient source for brilliant natural light, they are also excellent investments.
With green construction on the rise, DayStar skylighting systems can help architects, contractors, and developers design buildings that are sustainable, healthy, affordable, and environmentally efficient.
For more information on DayStar, contact Kenneth Schlabach, DayStar Skylight Systems, at 618-426-1868 toll-free at 1-866-7-DAYSTAR.