Ciralight Suntracker modern ceiling lighting
 

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Where can I purchase a Ciralight Suntracker in Indiana?
   Comment   May 27, 2013

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Let there be light!The previous section on sleeping in darkness is all about your eyes expecting a lack of light at night as a biological necessity. But the same goes for daytime. Just as your eyes expect darkness at night, they expect sunlight during the day. Australian National University researchers have explained radically divergent rates of childhood nearsightedness to the amount of direct sun exposure received by the kids. They found, for example, that nearly 90 percent of children in Singapore have myopia and spend an average of 30 minutes outside every day. Children in Australia, however, suffer from much lower rates of myopia — just 10 percent — but spend an average of three hours outdoors each day. Scientists believe that developing eyes in young children need the body to produce dopamine, which is triggered by direct sunlight going into the eyes.Meanwhile, there’s an epidemic of vitamin D deficiency in part because people aren’t getting enough direct sunlight. As many as three-quarters of the teen and adult populations in the United States may be deficient in this vitamin. This is bad, because vitamin D deficiency has been linked with increased risk of diabetes, cancer, heart disease, Parkinson's and other diseases. Part of our sun deficiency is related to fear of skin cancer. However, what people should fear is any degree of sunburn. According to the Vitamin D Council, your body gets all the exposure it needs for health long before the skin starts to redden. So getting sun in small, frequent doses is healthier and less risky than avoiding the sun part of the year, then getting occasionally sunburned.The takeaway here is that most people living outside the tropics just aren’t getting enough sunshine. And the best way to get sun is in small doses very frequently. Let the sun shine inThis fact can inform our decision making about home design and home investment. For example, where to invest on home improvement? Retile the bathroom or install skylights? Buy an expensive new TV and home-entertainment system or playground equipment in the backyard? Replace a wall with drywall or floor-to-ceiling glass windows? Add a pool table or a pool? One interesting possible upgrade is a “smart" skylight called the Ciralight Suntracker. With a typical skylight, a patch of sunlight is cast on the floor or wall of your home, and moves throughout the day as the sun moves. The Suntracker uses GPS, and mirrors track the sun throughout the day and bounce it directly down onto a diffuser. So as long as the sun is up, the skylight is capturing all available sunlight and beaming it into the house in a way that maximizes light. Most Ciralight customers are industrial or retail companies, but the company also offers home installation. The price is about $1,100 to adapt a commercial unit for a residence, and they're working on a 2-foot-square model for homes (price to be announced).Science is telling us that lighting decisions can have far-ranging consequences for our happiness and well-being. Investing in darker nights and sunnier days may be the brightest idea for your family’s health.More:Tubular Daylighting Devices Bring in Natural LightBoost Your Energy With Natural Light

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anja13 added this to lighting
October 9, 2013
more natural light indoors unfortunately, no products on residential scale yet smallest unit is 4"x4"
hokiegirl added this to MISCELLANEOUS
September 14, 2013
CircaLight Suntracker
joshelwey added this to Home Office Ideas
September 11, 2013
Gute Idee für den Winter
lindafmg added this to Lighting
August 22, 2013
Lighting with the Sun--One interesting possible upgrade is a “smart" skylight called the Ciralight Suntracker. With a typical skylight, a patch of sunlight is cast on the floor or wall of your home, and moves throughout the day as the sun moves. The Suntracker uses GPS, and mirrors track the sun throughout the day and bounce it directly down onto a diffuser. So as long as the sun is up, the skylight is capturing all available sunlight and beaming it into the house in a way that maximizes light. Most Ciralight customers are industrial or retail companies, but the company also offers home installation. The price is about $1,100 to adapt a commercial unit for a residence, and they're working on a 2-foot-square model for homes (price to be announced).
penny113 added this to penny113's Ideas
August 17, 2013
skylights
stephanbarker added this to Bedroom Ideas
August 2, 2013
Ciralight Suntracker - skylight that tracks the sun and optimally lets light into your home.
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June 17, 2013
Circa light Suntracker
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June 9, 2013
Ciralight sun tracker
epillsbu added this to New ideas
May 24, 2013
interesting idea for bringing more light into home
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May 1, 2013
The bottom line is that the health and happiness of you and your family will generally benefit by sleeping in total darkness, and it’s important to do as much as you can to darken rooms during sleep.
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April 28, 2013
Suntracker
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April 28, 2013
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April 28, 2013
skylight sun tracker
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April 7, 2013
skylight
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March 31, 2013
Skylight
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March 8, 2013
Sky lights a new way great thinking
Nicole Schumacher added this to Healthy Home/Autism
February 20, 2013
Suntracker
jjsgram added this to Good Ideas
February 5, 2013
Ciralight suntracker to use in skylight. Great idea!
charpostroad added this to charpostroad's ideas
January 26, 2013
Good idea for new house
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January 17, 2013
Heath
trishabet added this to trishabet's ideas
January 3, 2013
Good idea!
2539vallejo added this to 2539vallejo's ideas
December 1, 2012
suntracker for skylights
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November 24, 2012
Ciralight Suntraker Mirrored skylight reflects maximum sunlight into a space
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November 16, 2012
Ciralight suntracker
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November 14, 2012
Skylight
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October 14, 2012
sky light
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October 11, 2012
Light
Karen Hill added this to House
October 10, 2012
Skylight that redirects sunlight into home even as the sun moves.
colleen curtis added this to sammie01's ideas
September 23, 2012
Sunlight dome for roof
nmaguirre added this to nmaguirre's Ideas
September 17, 2012
Good info to know!
glrussell added this to glrussell's Favorites
September 11, 2012
Maximizes light
knyte7 added this to Skylights
August 27, 2012
More natural interior light
eshafry added this to eshafry's ideas - technical info
August 26, 2012
ciralight suntracker
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August 26, 2012
Sun tracking mirror to direct sunlight onto a diffuser
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August 23, 2012
Ciralight suntracker skylight
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August 22, 2012
skylight
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August 18, 2012
Smart skylight
havelock added this to living room
August 17, 2012
Ciralight Suntracker
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August 17, 2012
Circalight suntracker. Skylight catches light from any direction and directs it inside!
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August 14, 2012
Lighting
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August 12, 2012
Light idea
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August 11, 2012
Suntracker
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August 9, 2012
ciralight suntracker uses GPS and mirrors to track the sun throughout the day and bounce it down onto a diffuser.
mehrotra added this to like ours
August 9, 2012
ciralight suntracker
mitch52 added this to mitch 52 skylight
August 9, 2012
it tracks the sun... waiting for residential model
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August 8, 2012
great idea
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August 8, 2012
luz de teto
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August 8, 2012
wonderful idea for skylight
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August 8, 2012
Suntracker ciralight constant sunlight from a skylight
kymera added this to kymera's ideas
August 8, 2012
for winter!!
kbakshi added this to LVR
August 8, 2012
LVR -- suntracker adds light all day
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August 8, 2012
solar
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August 8, 2012
Finally! This is a version of an idea I had!
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August 8, 2012
ciralight suntracker to get the right kind of light into the home
tlcpritchard added this to Other Spaces (Design/Decor)
August 8, 2012
This is so cool in skylight technology
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August 8, 2012
Lighting
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August 8, 2012
Ciralight Suntracker
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August 8, 2012
interesting about lighting
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August 8, 2012
Ciralight Suntracker approx $1100 Amazing Skylight tracks sunlight and projects into home
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August 8, 2012
future home use
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August 8, 2012
is it solar?
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August 8, 2012
skylight
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August 8, 2012
like this
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August 7, 2012
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Ciralight Suntracker

The Suntracker uses GPS and mirrors track the sun throughout the day, and bounce it directly down on to a diffuser. So as long as the sun is up, the skylight is capturing all available sunlight and beaming it into the house in a way that maximizes light. Most Ciralight customers are industrial or retail companies, but the company also offers home installation. The price is about $1,100 to adapt an existing commercial unit for a residence, but they're working on a 2'x2' model for homes (price to be announced). — Mike Elgan

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