3M™ Sunlight Delivery System
3M Architectural Markets is currently developing the 3M™ Sunlight Delivery System. This system actively tracks, captures and transports the sun's natural, full visible spectrum daylight into the interior spaces of buildings where natural lighting is limited. By harvesting free and abundant light from the sun, the 3M(TM) Sunlight Delivery System provides a sustainable, energy efficient lighting solution that results in reduced energy demand during high cost, on peak hours. The 3M(TM) Sunlight Delivery system is a hybrid lighting solution that incorporates additional artificial lighting and controls allowing for consistent light levels in overcast and night time solutions.
3M™ Fasara™ Glass Finishes on Sliding Glass Doors
3M™ Fasara™ Glass Finishes offer the look and advantages of etched, cut, sandblasted, textured or other expensive decorative glass at a fraction of the price. Privacy spaces can be customized while light still pours into a space creating an open feel, even in confined spaces.
Light Path Concept
The Lightpath Concept is a creative and smart suggestion for lighting designers illustrating how to take advantage of the benefits of 3M™ Light Mixing Air Guide technology. This slim, flexible and modular lighting concept can accomodate a new space or embrace an existing structure with the limitations of a retro-fit environment. This concept winds along walls and ceilings thanks to its light weight structure, enabled by 3M Light Mixing Air Guide. This technology also manages the heat emitted by high brightness LEDs, allowing for their installation in slim profile, high uniformity and efficiency.
Light Weave Concept
This wall panel wrapped in 3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes features a built in reading light and sockets.
3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes on Furniture
With 3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes you get the full visual impact and beauty of natural materials such as wood, metal and stone but at a fraction of the price. Over 500 designs are available allowing for design flexibilty for any environment.
See how the 3M Sunlight Delivery System reacts when a cloud happens to shade the sun. See also how the sun light can be dimmed. NOTE: the default settings will be applied to the scene.
Private Clinic Story
In Switzerland, a three-story clinic with a wellness center in the basement is exposed to plenty of sunlight, but it’s built against the slope of a mountain with the uphill side facing northwest. Though the windows on this side are never directly illuminated by the sun, they offer a beautiful view.
The clinic’s owner wants to build a series of rooms on this side of the building and knows it’s possible thanks to 3M Sunlight Delivery System, which can bring light to even the most unfavorably oriented locations.
Along with providing the beneficial effects of sunlight to her patients, 3M technology also helps her focus on saving energy and reducing electrical costs.
3M Architectural Markets also provides:
3M™ Light Mixing Air Guide, whose light weight and adaptability inspires the lighting designer to create a unique solution in the basement spa center;
a range of surfaces including DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes and Fasara™ Glass Finishes help the designer unite lighting and surfaces into a design vision focused on the well being of patients and visitors alike.
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