Huvco Fiber-Optic Skylight System
Anything that makes it easier for pros to incorporate natural light—a key component to any green home—gets our attention. Huvco’s fiber-optic system takes daylight to the darkest of places, illuminating interior rooms, closets, and bathrooms. Optical lenses on exterior-mounted solar panels capture sunlight, then channel it through thin, flexible, fiber-optic cables to interior rooms. Luminaires within the room recreate the feeling of sunlight. Also available are hybrid luminaires that combine daylight distribution with an electric light for times when the sun isn’t shining. According to the company, exchanging half a building’s electrical lighting for this system can lower energy costs 20% to 25% and greenhouse gas emissions 10% to 15%. 800.832.6116. www.huvco.com.