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Minimalist light shelf from Kawneer


March 16, 2012
By Kawneer Company Inc.

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kawneer_inlighten_light_shelfKawneer has introduced its new InLighten light shelf. By using minimalist design principles, Kawneer has rewritten the energy saving value equation for its architectural light shelf. The design leverages minimal material content, sightlines, weight, installation and maintenance efforts, all while maximizing daylighting and design options at a competitive price. The ability to attach the minimal sightline light shelf to multiple Kawneer curtain wall systems and storefront framing systems makes it ideal for both new and retrofit projects.

Kawneer has introduced its new InLighten light shelf. By using
minimalist design principles, Kawneer has rewritten the energy saving
value equation for its architectural light shelf. The design leverages
minimal material content, sightlines, weight, installation and
maintenance efforts, all while maximizing daylighting and design options
at a competitive price. The ability to attach the minimal sightline
light shelf to multiple Kawneer curtain wall systems and storefront
framing systems makes it ideal for both new and retrofit projects.

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With superior esthetics, a tilt feature, enhanced performance and several
fabrication and assembly advantages, InLighten light shelf is sure to
impress. At the core of their functionality, architectural light shelves
are designed to reflect sunlight deeper into the interior of a building
by bouncing natural light up to the ceiling and have been proven to
reduce perimeter lighting requirements and enhance the occupant
experience. The new InLighten light shelf features an extruded aluminum
chassis system and offers several panel choices. In addition to the
traditional opaque Reynobond aluminum composite material panels,
lightweight translucent polycarbonate panels are now a standard
offering. And, the availability of depths of up to 30-inches allows for the overall reflective surface to be maximized.

kawneer_inlighten_light_shelf 
Strategically
placing the InLighten light shelf can allow for maximum daylighting and
reflect natural light deeper into occupied spaces.


 

InLighten light shelf’s new design incorporates a unique mounting
bracket that allows the panel to be effortlessly tilted for care and
cleaning. Additionally, panels can be fabricated and assembled in the
shop, which significantly reduces time spent in the field before
installation. The InLighten light shelf has been thoughtfully designed so
it does not interfere with the installation or operation of typical
window treatments and has been thoroughly tested using advanced finite
element analysis modeling techniques and physical testing.

Architectural light shelves have become an integral part of the
daylighting strategy for sustainable building design. Strategically
placing the InLighten light shelf can allow for maximum daylighting and
reflect natural light deeper into occupied spaces. Light shelves have
been proven to reduce requirements for artificial perimeter lighting,
thereby conserving electrical energy costs. In addition to increased
daylight control and energy savings, InLighten light shelf can help
earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design credits in
three categories: Materials and Resources –Recycled Content, Energy and Atmosphere – Optimize Energy Performance and Indoor Environmental
Quality – Daylight and Views.

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