Design Assistance Services
LightLouver LLC and its authorized sales representatives offer the following design assistance services to support the development of an effective, integrated daylighting design solution:
- Daylighting Design Assistance
- LightLouver Unit Integration Assistance
- Lighting System Integration Assistance
- LightLouver Application Design Reviews
Daylighting Design Assistance
Many architects, lighting designers, and engineers require daylighting design assistance to design, integrate and specify an optimal daylighting design solution for their projects. The types of daylighting design assistance that can be provided on a fee for service basis include:
- Site shading and solar exposure mass modeling
- Daylighting concept design development
- Daylight modeling
- Solar control analysis
- Glazing selection and specification
Examples of the types of analysis that LightLouver LLC’s Technical Support Team can provide are shown below:
The two images above are Radiance images of the office area of the Science and Technology Facility at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado. The Radiance simulation software was used to assist the project architect, The SmithGroup develop effective solar control and daylighting strategies for this LEED Platinum office and research laboratory building. Radiance is the most powerful and accurate lighting simulation tool in the world, and is used by LightLouver LLC staff to assist architects, lighting designers, and engineers develop and analyze solar control, daylighting and electric lighting design alternatives.
This Radiance image of the interior of the new Research Support Facility at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado shows the level of detail possible when analyzing the daylighing contribution of the LightLouver Daylighting System. The LightLouver units are mounted in the daylight glazing of the windows shown on the right side of the photo.
LightLouver Unit Integration Assistance
LightLouver LLC assists architects, lighting designers, engineers and others to effectively integrate LightLouver units into their new and existing commercial building projects. This service is an integral part of the sales process to ensure that the LightLouver Design Integration Guidelines are being followed and that the proposed daylighting design is an effective application of the LightLouver Daylighting System.
Lighting System Integration Assistance
LightLouver LLC assists architects, lighting designers, electrical engineers and others to effectively integrate the LightLouver Daylighting System with the building’s electric lighting system in their new and existing commercial building projects. The appropriate selection / specification of the electric lighting system, especially “daylight harvesting” photosensor controls, is essential if the potential energy savings are to be realized.
This service is an integral part of the sales process to ensure that the LightLouver Design Integration Guidelines are being followed and that the daylighting – electric lighting design is an effective application of the LightLouver Daylighting System.
LightLouver LLC staff developed the Sensor Placement Optimization Tool (SPOT) that enables lighting designers and engineers to properly locate the photosensor on the ceiling. LightLouver LLC technical staff can also review the electric lighting system specifications.
LightLouver Application Design Reviews
At a minimum, LightLouver LLC or the LightLouver Sales Representatives should undertake a LightLouver Application Design Review to ensure that the LightLouver units are being properly deployed and that the LightLouver Design Integration Design Guidelines have been followed. For best results, this review should be done as early in the design process as possible, and definitely prior to the completion of the Construction Documents phase of design.
This is a chance to catch and fix any LightLouver integration problems before the project is put out to bid and an order for LightLouver units is placed.
During any step in the LightLouver unit sales, technical assistance and order fulfillment and installation process, LightLouver LLC and the LightLouver Sales Representative is prepared to engage the designer / specifier or the installer in a troubleshooting process. We have a reputation for quickly responding to questions, and to requests for information and design integration or installation assistance. We are committed to assisting the design team achieve the best possible application of the LightLouver Daylighting System.